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Melania Trump standing in front of the Giza Pyramids (Andrea Hanks/The White House

First lady focuses on Africa’s children, wildlife, antiquities

Melania Trump's Africa trip took the first lady from a hospital to schoolrooms and ancient landmarks as she drew attention to the needs of children.
Two people standing in doorway leading outdoors (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump pays somber visit to Ghana slave fortress

Melania Trump says she'll never forget her visit to a 17th-century slave-trading fortress in Ghana. She's in Africa visiting four nations.
Melania Trump holding a baby (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

First lady Melania Trump reaches out to Africa’s children

On her first major, solo international trip, first lady Melania Trump took her "Be Best" campaign for children's health to Africa, stopping first in Ghana.
Donald Trump talking to people at table (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

President Trump hosts iftar at the White House

On June 6, President Trump hosted an iftar at the White House, welcoming guests from many nations and embracing a tradition observed by previous U.S. presidents.
Reporter's notebook and hat, megaphone, radio, TV, laptop and phone on presidential seal (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

From fireside chats to Twitter, presidents speak to the people

From "fireside chats" on the radio to Twitter, presidents going back a century have adopted the latest technologies to communicate with the American people.
Melania Trump standing in front of a banner that reads 'Be Best.' (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

First lady’s new initiative puts her in good company

Learn how first lady Melania Trump's newly unveiled agenda will benefit kids, and why a cause that's dear to her heart links her to so many of her predecessors.
Presidents Macron and Trump and their wives standing on a red carpet at the White House (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

State visit versus official visit: What’s the difference?

When a U.S. president welcomes a world leader to the White House, what determines whether the visit will be a state visit or an official visit? Here's what you need to know.
Macron and Trump walking past military guard (© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images)

Trump, Macron celebrate their countries’ close ties

President Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron on April 23 as his first guest for an official state visit.
Close-up of John Bolton standing outside (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the national security adviser actually does? Learn about the job and why one former national security adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."