Juan Guaidó in crowd of people (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

The governments of countries around the world are formally recognizing Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.

Famous (and not-so-famous) refugees making a difference

Here are some notable examples of famous (and not-so famous) refugees who resettled in the U.S., and went on to achieve success.
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Why religious freedom matters to Americans

Freedom of religion is a key value to Americans and is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about it.
Mark Zuckerberg (© AP Images)

Influential people and the books that influenced them

Books can have a big impact on us and our lives. Here is a look at the books that have meant the most to five prominent people.
Words in box and drawing of manacled woman (© Tomomi Shimizu)

Japanese manga comic tells story of Uyghur oppression

Japanese manga artist's short comic telling the story of one Uyghur woman's experience in the Chinese internment camps has gone viral.
George H.W. Bush signing document as others look on, with two in wheelchairs (© Barry Thumma/AP Images)

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.
Young man yelling and gesturing at front of large crowd of people protesting in Burma (© AP Images)

The dire cost of Burma’s internet shutdown [infographic]

Burma's military has blocked the internet to stymie calls for democracy. Learn more about the far-reaching effects of denying the right to information.
Crowd waving flags in front of large building. (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

Love is love: How same-sex marriage became a right in the...

The U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage was a major milestone on the path to equal rights for LGBTQI+ Americans.
Men and women in long robes in street (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Before and after 1979: Women’s rights in Iran

While women around the world have been breaking barriers for decades, Iranian women have struggled to gain back the basic human freedoms they lost in 1979.