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America supports the people of Iran

See what American leaders are saying about recent protests in Iran.
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Iranian Americans free to thrive in the U.S.

Across the U.S., Iranian Americans flourish in their cultural and business pursuits. Los Angeles, home to the largest concentration of Persians outside of Iran, is the heart of the global Iranian diaspora.
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Assessing religious freedom worldwide: Shareable photos

The U.S. promotes religious freedom as a "moral imperative," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in a new report released August 15.

Much work by many brings a shift on gay Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America removed its 105-year-old ban on gay leaders. The landmark decision is the result of years of effort by LGBTI activists.
Hands decorated in henna designs raised in prayer (© K.M. Chaudary/AP Images)

Secretary Pompeo wishes Muslims of the world Eid Mubarak

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha honors sacrifice and charity. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wishes Muslims around the world a blessed celebration.

#ADA25: More accessibility, greater things to come

The Americans with Disability Act is making the world more accessible to everyone. A visitor to the United States reflects on the changes he has seen.
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Maduro: A master of violating the Venezuelan Constitution [video]

Former president Nicolás Maduro has spent years violating the Venezuelan Constitution to increase his authoritarian grip on the country.
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Obama honors progress on LGBTI rights

Almost a year after the Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriages in the U.S., President Obama talks about his reaction.
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Corruption in Venezuela [video]

Learn how U.S. sanctions against the regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro aim to help Venezuela's people restore democratic governance.