Two women looking at mobile phone (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Who gets to use messaging apps in Iran?

Lawmakers in Iran are working to ban foreign-owned messaging apps for Iranian citizens even as the regime uses those apps to spread propaganda.
Illustration of woman in suit and glasses standing in courtroom with arms akimbo (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What does a public defender do in the U.S.?

Public defenders back criminal defendants in the U.S. who can't afford a private attorney and are at risk of going to prison. Learn how they came to be.
Woman taking photo with mural on floor in large hall of building (© Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

An inspiring portrait, in person or online

A mural of activist Ida B. Wells was unveiled to mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the U.S.
Melania Trump standing in front of White House with group of children (White House/Andrea Hanks)

Kids use art to honor women’s right to vote

First lady Melania Trump and the Office of the White House Curator launched an art exhibition to honor the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
A soldier escorting detained men as they hold their hands behind their heads (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro calls Venezuelans with COVID-19 ‘bioterrorists’

The Maduro regime is cracking down on returning Venezuelans thought to have COVID-19 and forcing citizens into unsafe conditions.
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U.S. opposes forced labor in Xinjiang

The United States is blocking goods made with forced labor in China and sanctioning the organizations responsible for Uyghur oppression and abuse.
Mahtab M. Farid crying next to another woman (© Juana Arias/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

U.S. seeks to deter Iranian regime’s religious persecution

Senior Iranian regime officials continue to persecute religious minorities, issuing harsh prison sentences and blocking full participation in society.
Man carrying large box from moving truck into garage (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Americans are free to live where they choose

Moving is a pain, but in America, at least you don't have to check in with the federal government about the move, as you would in China. Learn more.
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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.