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International Human Rights Day 2019

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Learn more about the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos from around the world.
Gate topped with barbed wire, open slightly to barren concrete-covered space (State Dept.)video

The effect of maximum pressure by U.S. on Iran’s regime [video]

U.S. sanctions have deprived Iran's regime of billions of dollars that would otherwise have been used to fund wars and sow terror in the region.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin standing at lectern (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions target Iranian regime’s ‘brute squad’

The U.S. is hitting the Iranian regime's security forces with new sanctions. See how maximum pressure is stripping revenues that would support terrorism.
Face painted over pothole in street (Twitter)

Satire: The best way to expose corruption or injustice?

If you can find a way to entertain people as well as inform them about a serious issue, you may have a powerful tool for change at your disposal.
Headshots of three men (State Dept.)video

U.S. imposes sanctions on corrupt Maduro loyalists [video]

Members of the corrupt Maduro cabal have been accused of everything from drug smuggling to financial manipulations, all while the Venezuelan people suffer.
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Organization of American States celebrates 72 years of democracy

The Organization of American States has defended the rights of all nations in the Western Hemisphere since its founding in 1948.

The rise of the independent voter

U.S. politics are dominated by the Republican and Democratic parties, but 40% of voters say they don't identify with either. Is it still a two-party system?

President Trump in Normandy on D-Day anniversary [graphic]

President Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Woman demonstrator seated and bound on sidewalk with other protesters in background (© Francois Mori/AP Images)

Iran sinks in press freedom index

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders says Iran has slipped further toward the bottom of its World Press Freedom Index.