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U.S. collaborates with international community on COVID-19 [video]

Watch this video to learn how the U.S. private sector, academic community and government partners with countries near and far to collaborate on COVID-19.

U.S. sanctions: What they do and don’t do

The returning U.S. sanctions will put pressure on the government of Iran, but humanitarian aid to the Iranian people will continue as it always has.
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Iranian regime’s ‘warped vision’ for Palestinians

Iran's supreme leader is touting new weaponry as "progress" for Palestinians, continuing the regime's focus on conflict rather than peace and new jobs.
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Trump, Macron celebrate their countries’ close ties

President Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron on April 23 as his first guest for an official state visit.
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Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter

Peter Tsai created the material for N95 masks in the early 1990s. Never did he expect his invention would save millions of lives during a pandemic.
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Protecting religious freedom: ‘Inaction is not an option’

The State Department's second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom gathers hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds to discuss freedom of religion.
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On becoming an ‘ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary’

Good foreign relations are vital for every country. Learn about America's first ambassador, Benjamin Franklin, and how someone becomes an ambassador.
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Asked and answered: Pompeo responds to Iranians [video]

Practicing a bit of digital diplomacy, Secretary Pompeo answered questions from the people of Iran over social media.

Start small to tackle the biggest climate problems

Real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing climate change will first come from cities, states, businesses and colleges.