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2019 class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars prepares for Oxford

Meet a few of the 32 U.S. students elected as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Nearly half are immigrants or first-generation Americans; 21 are women.
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The résumés of these world leaders include U.S. degrees

What does the future hold for the 1.1 million international students now at U.S. universities? Anything's possible, including leading their countries.
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How will the 2018 elections change the U.S. Congress?

See how the midterm elections of 2018 affected the two major parties' control in Congress and the gains women made in representation in Congress.
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Learning to code with model Karlie Kloss [video]

Find out how model Karlie Kloss' curiosity about how Instagram worked ultimately helped more than 1,000 girls and young women in America learn how to code.
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Change is in the air at a popular Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is often called “America’s favorite museum.” Learn how its new director plans to extend its reach.
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U.S. welcomes ‘a new day’ in Colombia

The United States looks forward to working with the newly elected president of Colombia, Iván Duque, to combat narcotics trafficking and transnational crime.
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Ending human trafficking: A responsibility we all share

The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report examines modern-day slavery around the world in an effort to end what President Trump calls a "horrific problem."
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An inspiration for women fighting for their rights

Women who fought for the vote in the U.S. faced stiff opposition. The way they prevailed serves as an example for women around the world fighting for their rights.
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U.S. vice president’s wife welcomes Japan’s Akie Abe

Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, pays a visit to Karen Pence at the residence of the U.S. vice president in Washington.