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North Korea’s black market generation

In North Korea, you can have radios and televisions, but they are pre-programmed to receive only official government stations. Computers and mobile phones are...
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U.S., Rio Treaty partners tackle Maduro threat

Countries are taking collective action in response to the former Maduro regime's threat to peace and stability in Venezuela and the wider region.
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Nicaragua’s people under attack by their own government [video]

An attack on student protesters in July was among the incidents prompting President Trump's executive order pressuring Nicaragua to restore the rule of law.
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Meeting the world’s need for teachers of deaf-blind children

A U.S. school has launched a global effort to train 1 million teachers with the skills to help deaf-blind children fulfill their potential.
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Faces of religious persecution: Dabrina Bet-Tamraz [video]

Hear Dabrina Bet-Tamraz tell the story of her family’s persecution by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran due to their Christian faith.
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Equality for Americans with disabilities: A timeline

Learn about some landmark events that led to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects from discrimination in all areas of life.
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Venezuelans rise up for their future [video]

On February 2, Venezuelans took to the streets in support of constitutionally appointed interim President Juan Guaidó.
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Miami police train partners to combat transnational crime

By training their counterparts from around the world, Miami-Dade police are helping to combat crime both at home and abroad.
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Daughter of Uighur scholar fights for his freedom

Speaking at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the daughter of a Uighur scholar described her family's persecution by the Chinese government.