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Freedom of speech and power of the arts [video]

The United States government respects the right of writers and artists to express themselves freely. Learn more about freedom of speech in America.
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The CCP is erasing Muslim identity [video]

The Chinese Communist Party severely restricts the cultural practices of Uyghurs and Muslim minorities. Find out how the CCP is erasing Muslim identity.
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America’s free press offers diverse views on protests

A free press allows for a respectful exchange of opinions. Find out what America's newspapers have written about recent protests.
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Understanding America’s Electoral College [infographic]

America’s Electoral College system is difficult to explain, but it has successfully enabled the election of presidents since the country’s founding.
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The U.S. protects the right to protest injustice [video]

People in the United States use the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to change their government and work towards a more perfect union.
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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

The U.N. charter laid out the principles that guide the United Nations. Learn how this document was shaped, and why it helps ensure the U.N.'s success.
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Peaceful protests are a protected American tradition

The U.S. government protects its citizens' right to protest at both the federal and the city level. Learn more about protest permits here.
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Police leaders march in solidarity with peaceful protesters

Police in the United States have joined marches for reform after a man's death in police custody. See how law enforcement is supporting peaceful protests.
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In China, you can’t say these words

The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.