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U.S. sanctions Burmese officials for attacks on protesters

The United States is imposing sanctions on Burmese officials responsible for attacks on protesters calling for restoration of the country's democracy.
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Barbara Watson paved the way for women and Black diplomats

Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
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U.S. stands with the global LGBTQI+ community

Through the Global Equality Fund, the United States helps support and defend the rights of the LGBTQI+ community around the world.
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Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
Man in field holding bundle of rice stalks above his head (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

At 50, Bangladesh lifts millions from poverty

Bangladesh has lifted more than 25 million people out of poverty in the last 15 years. Learn how the United States continues to support the country.
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Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging Beijing to curb its aggressive behavior, faulting the PRC's conduct in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Kamala Harris speaking at lectern in front of American flag backdrop (© Michael Perez/AP Images)

Black women have always been leaders for voting rights

Black women have been leaders in the fight for rights for hundreds of years, paving the way for today's Black Americans in politics.
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Report: Governments target critics during COVID-19

Authoritarian governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify restrictions on speech and punishments against critics, Human Rights Watch says.