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Strict U.S. Army rules allow for religious freedom

The U.S. Army embraces diversity by allowing soldiers to adhere to articles of faith on dress and grooming. Read more about the military's recent policy.
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Promoting women in science and tech boosts prosperity

Creating equal access for women in STEM industries closes the labor gap, boosts economic growth and more. Learn how the U.S. is making that happen.
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U.S. launches new center to fight human trafficking

Through the newly launched Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government will lead the global response to counter modern-day slavery.
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Venezuelans protest for teachers and basic services

During September and early October, hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Venezuela to demand a better quality of life.
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Guidance for U.S. tech aims to stop misuse by repressive regimes

The U.S. has issued new guidance to help companies identify and stop sales of technology that could be used to support oppressive regimes.
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U.S. invests in e-commerce for African women

The United States will invest in Kasha, a digital company that helps women in rural Africa access health supplies. Learn about similar programs.
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U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback on religious freedom

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, discusses the importance of fighting religious oppression around the world.
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U.S. empowers women to create lasting peace and security

The U.S. continues to build upon its 2017 Women, Peace, and Security Act by helping women around the world to be socially and economically empowered.
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Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts?

The Chinese Communist Party bans movies about ghosts and time travel as part of a censorship regime that stifles criticism.