Children on parade float in front of Eiffel Tower replica (State Dept./D.A. Peterson

A Virginia city parades its support for NATO

The NATO Parade of Nations steps off each spring through the streets not of Brussels — NATO’s headquarters — but Norfolk, Virginia, a historic naval town.
Black-and-white dog overlooking bighorn sheep in mountain meadow (NPS/A.W. Biel)

‘Bark ranger’ helps park rangers keep animals and people safe

Gracie the border collie brings a special skill set to Glacier National Park: keeping the wildlife living in the park safe from their visitors.
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NATO membership open for countries that share democratic, free-market values [video]

NATO membership has its benefits, like a general rise in GDP, but it requires a shared belief in democracy, a free economy and a unanimous vote.
The Ebola virus under a microscope

The facts about Ebola: What you need to know

The current Ebola outbreak — with a death toll surpassing 3,000 in West Africa — is the deadliest in history.  The recent confirmation of the first Ebola...

Everything you wanted to know about trolls but were afraid to...

In the information age, the Internet can be a battlefield. Former Internet trolls reveal the inner workings of Russia's Internet Research Agency.
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Learn about NATO in 3 minutes by watching these videos

Leaders of the 28 countries that make up NATO will meet in Brussels on May 25. Learn about the Alliance and how it works.

This simple act can help protect you against Ebola

Washing your hands can help protect you from catching Ebola. That's because the virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids (sweat, vomit, diarrhea, urine,...
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Tide turns against plastic ocean pollution

From the deep sea to Arctic ice, oceans are under enormous stress from millions of tons of plastic trash, which can remain in the environment for centuries.

Simple facts of climate change

Climate scientists are in nearly unanimous agreement that the Earth’s atmosphere is getting warmer and will affect the way people around the world live.