Candidates can be skeptical of polls, but can’t ignore them

Political polls aren't always right, but don't expect them to go away soon. They are still the best way to see what's on the voters' minds and who's ahead.
Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei at microphone

Learn the truth about Iranian disinformation [video]

Learn the truth surrounding the Iranian regime's latest disinformation campaign. The United States is setting the record straight.
Dorothy Height sitting and receiving medal in case while surrounded by people (© Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s most prestigious awards

Find out how the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom were established and who may receive them.
Joe Biden holding one hand up and one hand on Bible held by Jill Biden (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president

Joseph R. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol on January 20 to become the 46th president of the United States.

This document’s alive. And you can watch it evolve.

Has the 1787 U.S. Constitution influenced your country's system of government? Its intentions are hotly debated, but a new interactive site can help.
Rescue workers searching for survivors in rubble of an earthquake (© Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images)

U.S. offers support to Mexicans after earthquake

President Trump, the first lady and members of the administration offered support and condolences after a powerful earthquake struck Mexico City.
Doctor holding stethoscope to child's chest (USAID/Daniel Lanari)

Database offers transparency on U.S. foreign aid

The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.
Illustration of woman in suit and glasses standing in courtroom with arms akimbo (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What does a public defender do in the U.S.?

Public defenders back criminal defendants in the U.S. who can't afford a private attorney and are at risk of going to prison. Learn how they came to be.
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Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.