Pompeo quote on using diplomacy to defend unalienable rights worldwide

Pompeo says diplomacy protects rights worldwide

The U.S. uses diplomacy to defend "unalienable rights" worldwide, Secretary Pompeo says at a celebration of the State Department's anniversary.

Changing the world with snowflakes

A snowflake offers an example of leadership to change the world. As with real snowflakes, the possibilities of effective organizational models are endless.
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Voices of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis [video]

Americans who were held hostage in Iran describe their ordeal of 1979 when the Iranian regime used them as bargaining chips.
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The Voting Rights Act at 55

Prior to 1965, African Americans in the South were often blocked from voting. But an important law remedied that, and altered the U.S. political landscape.
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Maduro regime withheld medicine to secure votes

Doctors from Cuba's international medical corps withheld medicine and treatment from patients unless they voted for Venezuela's Socialist Party.
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The secret weapon against violent extremism: Women

See how some mothers in Belgium, Afghanistan and Kenya are playing a big part in preventing their children from being radicalized to violence.
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World hears the voice of the Iranian people

Secretary Pompeo comments on the continuing protests in Iran over the ruling elite's mismanagement of the economy and other failed government policies.
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U.S. sanctions supporters of Assad’s brutal regime

Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime has killed civilians in numerous Syrian towns. Learn how U.S. sanctions seek to end the violence.
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How the U.S. protects academic freedom

Academic freedom — the ability to study, learn, collaborate and publish freely — is essential to research and innovation, and it must be protected.