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Get to know the 116th Congress

In four graphics, we take a look at the 116th Congress, including the historic number of women, as well as a bit about their backgrounds.

Votes should be earned, not bought

For centuries, candidates have thought that well-placed money would earn them loyalty at the ballot box. It doesn't. It just increases corruption.
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From civil rights activist to member of Congress: Remembering John Lewis

Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
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U.S. and India’s complementary visions for Indo-Pacific

India and the U.S. reinvigorated their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan visited the region.

Nigeria’s election: What went right?

Nigerians earlier this year elected new legislative leaders and President Muhammadu Buhari, who defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by 2.5 million votes.

Here’s how to rock the vote

For 25 years, Rock the Vote has had one goal: getting the youngest eligible voters in the U.S. to the polls, using pop culture, music, art and technology.

Yes, it’s really President Obama’s last year in office

The U.S. Constitution prevents President Obama from holding office more than two terms. The presidency is a job, not a career, term-limit proponents say.
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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
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U.S., EU condemn Russia-staged elections in eastern Ukraine

In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russia orchestrated illegal elections in regions of eastern Ukraine it continues to hold by force.