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Africa’s future leaders head home

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa’s 49 countries are returning home with clearer visions, revived purpose, and stronger networks after a summer as Mandela Washington Fellows.
President Trump holding up signed executive order (© AP Images)

A look back at how presidents made history with executive orders

What is the difference between an executive order and a presidential memo? Plenty. We also review some famous executive orders U.S. presidents have signed.
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Shareable facts on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel

Download these shareable graphics about the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel.

Meet President Obama’s governing partners for his last two years: the...

The 114th Congress began its two-year session on January 6, marked by Republican party control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate...
Illustration of the American eagle seal with a bank vault superimposed on the shield (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Is your money safe?

Multiple U.S. institutions help keep people's money safe. Learn the different ways Americans know their bank deposits and other investments are protected.
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The first U.S. president set his own term limit

More than 200 years ago, George Washington voluntarily gave up the office of the presidency of the United States. Find out why the speech he gave announcing his departure is still so important that it is read aloud every year in the Senate.
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Meet America’s new top librarian

Carla Hayden, former head of the Baltimore library system, is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress.
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U.S. preserves Iranian Embassy for Iranian people [video]

The United States awaits the day the Iranian government embraces democracy and supports the Iranian people rather than oppression.
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U.S., India share farming innovations with Africa and Asia

The U.S. and India are training farmers and agricultural professionals in Africa and Asia in new farming practices that improve food security in their countries.