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Protecting the U.S. from risky foreign investment

The U.S. welcomes foreign investment in U.S. companies, but also has safeguards to protect national security. Learn more about those protections.
Police officer holding child while man looks on (© AP Images)

The best cops show up when there is no trouble

Trust between the police and a community is essential. That's why these officers are participating in activities throughout the area they work in.
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Outside Iranian prisons, families are desperate for news

After a brutal crackdown, family members waiting outside of prisons in Iran worry that their loved ones face torture and death at the hands of authorities.
Doctor holding stethoscope to child's chest (USAID/Daniel Lanari)

Database offers transparency on U.S. foreign aid

The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.

‘There is no safe level of lead in a child’

An Iraqi-American doctor is the main whistleblower in the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, after finding record levels of lead in children's blood samples.
Gloved hand collecting oil in a small jar (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

What has China done for the Americas? Look to Venezuela.

China is propping up the Maduro regime to the detriment of the Venezuelan people, a U.S. official tells the Council of the Americas on April 26.
Illustration of ammunition belt holding bullets, with rolled currency in one pocket in place of a bullet (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Iran’s regime a threat to international financial system, group says

An international watchdog calls Iran's regime "high-risk" for terrorist financing. See how Iran's leaders flout international norms.

Ukraine gets better as it fights corruption [video]

Ukraine is “changing for the better,” say three Ukrainian investigators in a video about the reforms taking place in their country.
Woman wearing mask and gloves as protection against the new coronavirus sitting with other people (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro steps up corruption, human rights violations

The illegitimate Maduro regime continues to rob Venezuelans of their rights to a free and fair election while forcibly disappearing more citizens.