Woman scooping up wheat (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

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.
Man wearing hat between bushes (Courtesy of Kalle Könkkölä)

A human rights hero asks: ‘Do we want to be equal...

Finland's Kalle Könkkölä is a human rights hero who champions the rights of people with disabilities and raises awareness of their right to independence.

Shot for wanting an education, Malala now inspires a university curriculum

"Who is Malala?" the gunman demanded of bus passengers in Pakistan's Swat Valley before firing his weapon, injuring his target and two of her...
Children playing next to mural depicting Martin Luther King Jr. (© David Butow/Corbis/Getty Images)

At these schools, every day is Martin Luther King Day

In the U.S., dozens of schools are named after civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Learn how three of them embody his teachings all year.
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In photos: Venezuelans walk out to support democracy

Venezuelans from all walks of life took to the streets in a National Walkout Day to support interim President Juan Guaidó and a democratic future.
Young girl holding her newspaper (© Matthew Lysiak)

This 9-year-old knows how to get the story

While some American third-graders might pretend, Hilde Lysiak is a real journalist — reporting stories for the newspaper she created in her hometown.
Illustration of three weapons inspectors looking through a large magnifying glass (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

These sleuths detect nuclear and chemical weapons

The world relies on skilled international inspectors with sophisticated equipment to determine whether countries are fulfilling their obligations not to build nuclear or chemical weapons.
Woman standing by USAID sign holding baby (© Christine Armario/AP Images)

U.S. aid will help feed Venezuelans

The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has led to a shortage of food and medical supplies, causing millions of people to go hungry and flee their homes.
Nicolás Maduro walking with a large group of uniformed men (© Miraflores Palace/Handout/Reuters Pictures)

Maduro suppresses Venezuela’s military with Cuba’s help

The former Maduro regime has used Fidel Castro's playbook and Cuban advisers to suppress opposition in Venezuela's armed forces, a new report says.