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President Trump standing with three men in front of U.S. flag and behind shovels (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. makes every effort to lure foreign firms

The U.S., with low taxes and a robust economy, already attracts more foreign firms than anywhere else. The president, governors and mayors are helping lure even more.
People wearing orange seated in rows (© Sakchai Lalit/AP Images)

What does it mean for a right to be inalienable?

Some rights are given by governments, but the most important ones, inalienable rights such as religious freedom, are the rights every human is born with.
President Trump leaning in to speak to Brett Kavanuagh and his family (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

What’s next for Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court?

President Trump is nominating an experienced federal judge to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. What should the nominee expect next?
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U.S. condemns ongoing violence in Nicaragua

Under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016, the United States has sanctioned three Nicaraguans accused of corruption or human rights abuses against peaceful protesters.
Map with regions of Africa highlighted (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

The growing power of young people [infographic]

While effects can vary, the growing majorities of young people in Africa and elsewhere will undoubtedly have a strong impact on their societies.
Four pop culture images with lines through them (Shutterstock/State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Banning Barbie and Bart?

Freedom of expression is a fundamental U.S. right, but in some countries, governments take the extraordinary measure of blocking what their citizens can see and hear.
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The world counts on the dollar

The world has 180 currencies, but the U.S. dollar is used in more international transactions than any other thanks to its stability.
Illustration of the American eagle seal with a bank vault superimposed on the shield (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Is your money safe?

Multiple U.S. institutions help keep people's money safe. Learn the different ways Americans know their bank deposits and other investments are protected.
Graphic showing three dictators (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Some election wins aren’t what they seem

When an election winner takes 95 or 100 percent of the vote, it's less likely he's incredibly popular and more likely that the election was not free and fair.