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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.
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Time honors Kid of the Year for tackling global challenges

One U.S. student is using science to tackle global problems, such as contaminated drinking water. Learn more about this Kid of the Year's innovations.
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Six remarkable women honored posthumously

Learn more about the six phenomenal women recently inducted into the storied National Women's Hall of Fame and why they made the cut.
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Millions of Venezuelans vote for democracy

Opponents of Nicolás Maduro's illegitimate regime held a "people's referendum" to allow millions of Venezuelans to speak out in favor of fair elections.
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Americans we lost in 2020

In 2020, we said goodbye to many Americans who changed the world. Learn how they left their mark in a wide variety of fields.
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China’s leaders expand use of forced labor

China's rulers are expanding use of forced labor in Xinjiang, posing risks to global supply chains, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
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U.S. sanctions Iranian regime officials involved in kidnapping

The U.S. imposed sanctions on Iranian intelligence officials for the kidnapping and years-long detention of American hostage Robert Levinson.
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Maduro’s sham election: ‘Those who don’t vote, won’t eat’

The Maduro regime played fast and loose with the safety of millions of Venezuelans on December 6 while threatening to cut off their benefits.
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U.S. Navy appoints first woman to command an aircraft carrier

Captain Amy Bauernschmidt will become the first woman in U.S. history to command a Navy aircraft carrier. Read more about her career in the military.