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9 ways USAID strengthens democracy [photo gallery]

See USAID in action through these award-winning photos of programs in Georgia, Serbia, Ukraine, Jordan, Iraq, Mongolia and Jamaica.
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How do sign language interpreters work?

Learn about the federal laws that require sign language interpreters in the United States and where you'll regularly find them.
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Abrahamic Houses: Urban hubs for interfaith understanding

The Abrahamic House initiative grew out of one man's interfaith journey. Learn how he now helps people of different faiths connect.
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On 8888 anniversary, U.S. honors Burma’s push for democracy

The August 8, 1988, uprising continues to inspire calls for democracy in Burma. The United States has long supported Burma's democratic aspirations.
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Regimes target free press with ‘economic strangulation,’ report says

Authoritarian regimes are using economic pressure and legal hurdles to shutter newspapers and stifle press freedom, says Reporters Without Borders.
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Defending technology from authoritarian abuse

The U.S. is working with international partners to ensure the responsible development of technology and to prevent authoritarian misuse.
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U.S. helps businesses avoid Xinjiang forced labor

The U.S. government is redoubling efforts to help businesses ensure they do not aid PRC forced labor in Xinjiang. Read this story to learn more.
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U.S. works to prevent atrocities worldwide

In a new report, the U.S. government calls attention to atrocities around the world and details U.S. and partner nations' efforts to stop them.
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U.S. law enforcement works with counterparts worldwide

U.S. officials and law enforcement professionals work closely with their overseas counterparts to make the world safer. Learn why these partnerships matter.