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Celebrating Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. [video]

January 16 is National Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. Religious freedom is a central U.S. value. Learn how the U.S. promotes it worldwide.
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy [video]

People across the world still strive to realize Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality for all. Learn more about King's lasting impact.
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Iranian women: Before and after Islamic Revolution [video]

Meet a few of the remarkable women who were thriving in Iran before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979.
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Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.
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Mental health in Maduro’s Venezuela

Medicine shortages inside Venezuela and a lack of mental health support for refugees outside of the country are killing Venezuelans.
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Where streets have one name: Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn what inspired dozens of countries to name thousands of streets after Martin Luther King Jr., whose legacy is honored every January in the U.S.
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Why is Beijing afraid of ‘freedom of thought’?

As part of China's ongoing crackdown against academic freedom, the Communist Party changed the charter of a prominent university.
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Beyond the pale: Iranian regime’s pattern of depravity

The unprovoked aggression of Iran's leaders spans decades. Learn more about some of the most violent acts of an outlaw regime.
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Women in Iran: Before and after 1979 [infographic]

Iran was a very different place for women before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979. See in one image the stark difference.