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What is causing Iran’s water crisis? [video]

Iranians are running out of water in cities, towns and farms all across the country due to badly managed water resource policies and government corruption.
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Corrupt Maduro props up regime with Venezuelans’ gold

International Anti-Corruption Day is December 9. Learn how Maduro sells off Venezuela's gold reserves to fund his authoritarian regime.

At the top of the world, she vows to help others...

"Will I last long enough?" wondered Ilina Arsova. The 30-year-old Macedonian was into her third week climbing Mount Everest, with “warm” days of minus 16...
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Working together for a safe 5G future

As technology changes the world, it can be used for good or ill. That's why countries need to come together around shared values for technology.
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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.

Support people with disabilities. Download this free poster.

People with disabilities have valuable talents that benefit society. Help them have the best chance to use them. Spread the word. Download this free poster.
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Secretary Pompeo: ‘Frank discussions’ in Russia

Secretary Pompeo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on May 14 to discuss a wide range of topics.
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Vice President Pence: U.S. protects religious minorities

U.S. leadership is crucial to protect those who are targets of unspeakable acts of violence and atrocity because of their faith, Vice President Pence says.
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U.S. astronaut sets record as oldest woman in space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson just became the oldest woman in space, adding to her long list of barrier-breaking records.