What is an executive order?

On his third day in office, President Obama issued an executive order banning certain interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks....
Esperanza Spalding standing with a bass, with explanatory text underneath (State Dept./D. Woolverton. Photo: AP Images)

Here’s a free poster saluting women in music

Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding exemplifies women making history in fields that were once nearly exclusively male, like jazz.
Indians holding signs in protest (© AP Images)

Support religious freedom by getting rid of these laws

Twenty-four percent of countries restrict human rights and limit religious freedom by upholding blasphemy laws. See how citizens and nations are responding.
Police officer standing in front of classroom of students (U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa)

Transforming policing in Honduras

A new community policing strategy is having a big impact on crime in Honduras. Commander Lorenzo Pineda might be the most important figure in the reforms.
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Michael Jordan donates $2 million to build trust between police and...

Michael Jordan announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Nadia Ibrahim, advocate and Ms. Wheelchair Maryland

Advocate and volunteer Nadia Ibrahim has been reaching out to her community and regions in the Middle East for disability rights.

U.S. envoy connects on VKontakte

U.S. Embassy Moscow just held another chat with Ambassador John Tefft on VKontakte (VK), whose 68 million daily users make it Russia’s most visited...
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Finding strength through sports [webchat]

Talk with several female athletes and a sports reporter in a live, global webchat about “Finding Strength Through Sports" March 29 at 6 a.m. EDT.