Women wearing masks walking next to 'vote here' sign (© Paul Sancya/AP Images)

Swing states keep campaigns guessing

U.S. presidential candidates have to win states to become president. Some states' choices are obvious, but others, the swing states, could go either way.
'Vote Here' sign in several languages on a door (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

It was their ‘duty’ to vote on Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday voters and election workers in the state of Virginia weigh in on one of the foundations of American democracy: voting.
Two people putting paper ballots into ballot boxes (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)

3 ways USAID promotes free, fair elections around the world

Learn how USAID helped lay the groundwork for transparent, peaceful and inclusive electoral processes in Ukraine, Mauritania and the Maldives.
Pompeo speaking to a crowd, with his image on a screen behind him (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Growing respect for Israel strengthens the Middle East

Nations in the Middle East are increasingly accepting Israel's place in the region, Secretary Pompeo says. Learn about the values the U.S. and Israel share.
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The power of the ballot [video]

The United States has embraced democracy throughout its history. See how the country has expanded the right to vote to empower its citizens.
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Why Tuesday will be ‘Super’ in the U.S.

On March 3, Super Tuesday, voters will award more than a third of the delegates needed to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
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Maduro threatens universities’ independence

An attempt by Maduro and his cronies to undermine the autonomy of Venezuela's universities violates the nation's constitution.
Trump shaking hands with Modi (White House/Shealah Craighead)

India says ‘Namaste Trump’ in president’s visit

On his first official visit to India, President Trump joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally to celebrate U.S.-Indian partnership and friendship.
Diptych: left, missiles on ship deck; right, inflatable boat pursuing wooden boat at sea (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman)

Seized missiles show Iran’s regime flouting U.N. resolutions

The United States seized Iranian-made missiles headed to Yemen. See how Iran's regime continues to fuel conflict despite its people's demands for change.