Man and woman embracing as people around them cheer (© AP Images)

A new photo every hour … America votes!

Voting begins on November 8 in the U.S., where turnout is expected to be high for a historic election. Check throughout the day for photos!
Group of men and women standing outside the State Department building (State Dept.)

Diversity is an essential component of the U.S. diplomatic corps

The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.
IRS building (© AP Images)

Each spring, Americans brace for Tax Day

On October 3, 1913, President Wilson signed a law establishing the national income tax. Income taxes remain a vital source of federal revenue.
230 years of American diplomacy logo (State Dept.)

U.S. Department of State turns 230

Around the globe, the State Department makes the world safer and America stronger. Learn about its history and guiding principles.
Ship sailing past Statue of Liberty (© Mike Segar/Reuters)

Floating hospitals support U.S. cities fighting coronavirus

The U.S. Navy's floating hospital ships are supporting Americans and joining the fight against COVID-19 by deploying to California and New York.
Delegates cheering for a candidate during a convention (© AP Images)

What is a contested convention?

American media and political pundits are fond of predicting a contested political convention. For Republicans in 2016, it just might happen.