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United with Ukraine [rolling updates]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.
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LGBTQI+ people: Making history throughout history

June is Pride Month. Meet some of the amazing members of the LGBTQI+ community who made history in their fields.
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Kremlin pressures more Russian media outlets into silence

Media outlets in Russia have suspended operations in response to the Kremlin's restrictions on factual reporting on the war against Ukraine.
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Religious freedom: A U.S. founding principle

Discover the latest status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories from the State Department's 2021 report.
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Ned Price: Why we welcome tough questions

As the State Department spokesperson who speaks daily with reporters from around the world, Ned Price knows the importance of a free press.
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2,000 journalists have been killed since the 1990s

Increasingly, journalists put their own safety at risk to report the news. Find out why they do it and how you can advocate for them.
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U.S. spotlights human rights abuses worldwide

The State Department issued its 2021 human rights report, which informs efforts to prevent violations around the world.
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Beijing reins in Hong Kong

The People's Republic of China is expanding its repression in Hong Kong, encroaching on freedoms it once promised to protect.
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‘We are horrified’: Russians in U.S. condemn invasion of Ukraine

U.S. residents who identify with their Russian heritage are showing support for the people of Ukraine in various ways.