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What do Nelson Mandela, George Washington and a Roman consul have...

What do Nelson Mandela, George Washington and Roman consul Cincinnatus have in common? Each walked away from political power.
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What are midterm elections, and why are they important?

Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.
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For the press, elections are a test of accountability

A journalist's role in covering elections is to give you unbiased information; doing anything else is failing in their role as a watchdog.

What are President Obama’s foreign policy goals for 2015?

In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Obama told the 114th Congress, the Supreme Court, diplomatic guests and others assembled at the U.S....

Was this George Washington’s greatest legacy?

On February 4, 1789, George Washington was elected the first president of the United States. Washington knew his actions would establish precedents for his successors....

Afghanistan is moving forward, with help from its friends

The United States will continue to support Afghanistan's national unity government and the Afghan people in fighting corruption and strengthening democracy.

Allowing black America to vote made the country better

Only 50 years ago, many black Americans were barred from exercising their right to vote. Learn why the 1965 Voting Rights Act was so important.
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Even at 69, the United Nations identifies with the younger generation

The United Nations fills the calendar with days to observe everything from progress on human rights to jazz greats. But October 24 marks perhaps the...

Ukraine’s new generation of police officers

As part of its countrywide police-reform effort, Ukraine swore in its first class of new patrol police recruits at an official ceremony in Kyiv.