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Tulips blooming in front of building with columns (White House/Andrea Hanks)

First lady to restore White House Rose Garden

First lady Melania Trump will be renovating the White House Rose Garden this summer. Learn how the history of this iconic green space is shaping her plans.
Pence standing at lectern, with others behind him, and quote by Pence (Photo: White House/Andrea Hanks. Graphic: State Dept.)

Coronavirus: U.S. in action

U.S. government agencies, businesses and others are acting to stop the spread of coronavirus. Learn more about these lifesaving partnerships.
Illustration of buildings with arrows leading to others of different sizes and people (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Federal government: More than the White House and Congress

Learn more about the federal government in the United States. This article is part of a three-part series on how federalism works in America.
Ronald Reagan waving, with East German flag behind him on other side of gate (© Ira Schwartz/AP Images)

The speech that helped bring down the Berlin Wall

In 1987, President Reagan called upon Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall dividing Germany and Europe.
Man walking through corridor surrounded by people (© Erik Simander/AFP/Getty Images)

What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
People walking up steps between military cordons (State Dept.)

White House hosts Pacific island leaders

President Trump welcomed the leaders of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues affecting their island nations.
Shinzo Abe shaking hands with Donald Trump (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Abe at White House

When President Trump recently met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, the two leaders were boosting ties that support global stability.
Fabiana Rosales and Mike Pence in front of fireplace (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

First lady of Venezuela visits White House

"Today, in Venezuela, it is freedom or dictatorship," said the wife of Venezuela's interim president, Juan Guaidó, during a White House visit.
Christmas trees and an illuminated ceiling in the grand foyer of the White House (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Holiday magic illuminates the White House

First lady Melania Trump has transformed the White House into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations that celebrate the spirit of the season.