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Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.
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A monument to U.S. women’s right to vote turns 100

Learn about the U.S. suffrage movement and the women depicted in a sculpture on display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Illustration of a federal government canopy standing over the U.S. statehouses (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

State government: Where innovation often flows

America's 50 states are known as “laboratories of democracy” because they try policy ideas often adopted elsewhere. This is part of a series on federalism.
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Federal government: More than the White House and Congress

Learn more about the federal government in the United States. This article is part of a three-part series on how federalism works in America.
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Trump welcomes Venezuela’s Guaidó during U.S. visit

President Trump reiterated U.S. support for Juan Guaidó, Venezuela's interim president, during the State of the Union address and later at the White House.
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Meet the guests for the State of the Union address

The 11 people invited to President Trump's third State of the Union address include a 2-year-old survivor, an Army veteran and a Border Patrol official.
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Political polling 101

Political polls provide a snapshot of how the electorate might vote at a particular moment in time. Learn the basics of polling.
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Maduro’s crimes against Venezuela continue

Since Nicolás Maduro assumed an illegitimate second term as president, he has continued to perpetrate crimes. Here are some of the worst.
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Why Iowa? Understanding presidential primaries.

Voters in states across the U.S. choose their candidate for presidential nominee in several different ways. Learn about U.S. presidential primaries.