Woman looking over man's work (© Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. elections get international monitors too

As a participating member of the OSCE, the United States invited international election monitors to ensure the November 8, 2016, elections were free and fair.
Early voting in Georgia (© AP Images)

U.S. elections: The world watches

During elections, people from around the world observe and volunteer at polling places to ensure every voter's ballot is counted as it was intended.
NIkki Haley speaking at lectern (© AP Images)

Daughter of South Asian immigrants becomes U.N. ambassador

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Woman carrying child crossing a river (© David Peinado/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

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.
Illustration of several famous women in U.S. politics (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Women in politics: A timeline

Women have accomplished many political milestones in the history of the United States. See their photos and learn about what they've achieved.
Snow-capped mountain and green valley (National Park Service)

America’s ‘best idea’ turns 100

If you're planning a trip to the U.S., why not visit one of America’s iconic national parks? Here are the 10 most popular.
Man walking through corridor surrounded by people (© Erik Simander/AFP/Getty Images)

What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
Astronaut outside space station (NASA)

This astronaut just voted from space

This astronaut cast his ballot from the International Space Station, 400 kilometers above the planet, by using the vote-while-you-float-procedure.
Person giving speech in large, crowded room (© AP Images)

Who sits where during a State of the Union speech? [infographic]

The three branches of the U.S. government get together each year to hear the president give the State of the Union address. Who comes and where do they sit?