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These African-American women helped in World War I

Learn about the African-American women who, during World War I and its aftermath, supported black American soldiers stationed in France.

Watchful eyes keep elections fair

Citizen groups that monitor elections will play important roles in assuring that the results of upcoming presidential elections are fair and credible.
Donald Trump waving and Juan Guaidó giving thumbs-up gesture just outside White House doors (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Trump welcomes Venezuela’s Guaidó during U.S. visit

President Trump reiterated U.S. support for Juan Guaidó, Venezuela's interim president, during the State of the Union address and later at the White House.
Man looking at museum exhibition (© Joel Mason-Gaines, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Protecting religious freedom: ‘Inaction is not an option’

The State Department's second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom gathers hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds to discuss freedom of religion.
Miniature barn depicting man hanging from noose (State Dept./S.L. Brukbacher)

Murders in miniature: The woman who advanced forensic science

Frances Glessner Lee became the "godmother of forensic science" with her miniature studies of unexplained death. A museum exhibition tells her story.
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How the U.S. helps small businesses succeed

What are the essentials to owning and running a small business in the U.S.? An award-winning small business owner shares her story.
Juan Guaidó speaking at lectern (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

The Rio Treaty and Venezuela: Myth vs. fact [infographic]

Learn what the Rio Treaty is (and isn't) and what its activation by the OAS means for the former Maduro regime in Venezuela.
Michael R. Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Restoring free and fair elections in Venezuela

The United States released a new framework for democracy in Venezuela with the possibility of lifting sanctions once progress toward full democracy is made.
Teenager seen through a window of wooden house (© AP Images)

Fighting back against the modern slave trade

Human trafficking is a scourge of the modern world. But U.S. cities and states are taking steps to combat this $150-billion-a-year enterprise.