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Uighurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uighur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.

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.

Remembering those who sacrificed for Ukraine

The international community joined the Ukrainian people in remembering the second anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity.
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Trinidad and Tobago helps fleeing Venezuelans [video]

The United States is working with the government of Trinidad and Tobago to help the Venezuelans who have fled the corrupt regime of Nicolás Maduro.
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Asked and answered: Pompeo responds to Iranians [video]

Practicing a bit of digital diplomacy, Secretary Pompeo answered questions from the people of Iran over social media.
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Venezuela’s National Assembly under siege

The illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro is harassing its opponents who have been elected to serve in the only democratic institution left in Venezuela.

Faithful rally for climate action

U.S. religious groups will revive a history of political activism this month, when faith-based groups take action in favor of climate solutions.

Voting rights are a cornerstone of democracy

The civil rights movement may be an American story, but it continues to inspire democracy around the world. “We may be diplomats, but we should...
Juan Guaidó, Ivan Duque and Mike Pence holding hands (© Martin Mejia/AP Images)

Pence to Venezuelans: ‘We are with you 100 percent’

Vice President Pence met with Venezuela's interim President Guaidó in Colombia, where Pence announced additional humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans.