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Sip. Puff. Elect a new president.

Americans with disabilities are politically engaged and ready to exercise their right to vote — independently and with a secret ballot.
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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.
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The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.
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Americans adapt to social distancing to fight coronavirus

As Americans keep their distance from one another to slow the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, they also reimagine and reinvent daily routines.
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A fix for latrines in Bangladesh

Despite Bangladesh's remarkable sanitation progress, faulty latrines still endanger health. A low cost public-private partnership tackles that problem.
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Then and now: U.S. secretaries of state reach out to the...

For many years, U.S. secretaries of state have embraced new technologies to communicate with foreign audiences, reshaping and expanding public diplomacy.
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U.S. initiative strengthens economic growth in the Americas

Learn more about the U.S. government's plan to bring jobs and economic growth to North, Central and South America through energy and infrastructure.
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How much do you know about U.S. presidents? [quiz]

The U.S. has a holiday known as Presidents Day. What do you know about U.S. presidents? Test your knowledge with our interactive quiz!
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What is a debt ceiling and why does it matter?

The legal limit on how much debt the U.S. government can take on is called the debt ceiling. It's a good bet it will be in the news again soon.