Michelle Obama on screen speaking to audience of girls (© AP Images)

Michelle Obama champions girls’ education via Skype

Michelle Obama gathered 45 girls from Liberia and Morocco to the White House October 11 for a special event promoting girls' education.
Vehicle traveling along wall topped with wire (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

Illegal U.S. border crossings decline for 8th consecutive month

As construction of the U.S. southern border wall continues, border apprehensions have declined since May 2019. Learn more about border security here.
Woman hanging from strap in gym (State Dept./University of Tennessee/Jaron Johns)

These athletes prove disabilities are no bar to sports

Vibhas Sen, Keit Jaanimägi, Ali Abu El Nasr and Zabdai Zamuel have proven that disabilities do not hinder their sports.
Teenage girls and a woman sitting and smiling at someone on a stage (Aziza Ibragimova/Almaty Maker Space)

Their coding can change the world [video]

International Day of the Girl celebrates the achievements of young women on October 11. Meet a team of Kazakhstani coders who designed a winning safety app.
10 icons representing activities that could lead to arrest or detention in China (State Dept.)

10 things that land people in Chinese internment camps [infographic]

Learn some commonplace activities that have put thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in China.
Pair of hands opening briefcase full of money (Shutterstock)

Fraud lands former Arizona official in prison

Public officials must be held to the same standards as citizens. A former Arizona state official admitted to stealing $5.9 million, and now he has to pay.
Heather Nauert at lectern, with map behind her (© AP Images)

U.S. condemns deaths, arrests in Iran

The U.S. supports the people of Iran and denounces the recent imprisonment of Iranians who were speaking out against government corruption.
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The pride of the LGBTI community [video]

Learn why Americans and millions around the world celebrate LGBTI pride during the month of June.
Blurred photo of rally, with poster of Lenin surrounded by red color (© Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Getty Images)

America honors 100 million victims of communism

On the National Day for the Victims of Communism, the U.S. remembers the 100 million people killed by communist regimes over the past century.