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    Bahraini Students Explore, Learn During U.S. Navy Day
Bahraini Students Explore, Learn During U.S. Navy Day

Bahraini students learn about the U.S. Navy during the annual American-Bahraini Friendship Week.

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State Department on Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan

The State Department says the United States condemns the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi April 19, the latest in a series of w...


President Obama's Greetings for Easter, Passover

In his weekly address, President Obama offers greetings for Passover and Easter.


President Obama’s Easter Weekend Message

“We give thanks for the many blessings in our lives and renew our commitments to follow Christ’s example by loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselve...


Pamphlets

2014-03-24

    A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics
A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics

A Poynter Institute expert provides practical examples of how to apply journalism ethics in the digital age.

2014-03-06

    Starting and Maintaining a Blog
Starting and Maintaining a Blog

Whether you're a political junkie or a fashion maven, blogs provide a platform for you to voice your opinion and share your story.

2013-09-30

    Poster: Four Freedoms: The Speech that Moved America
Poster: Four Freedoms: The Speech that Moved America

In 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his vision for a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

Publications

2014-04-02

    EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today
EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today

LGBT rights are a work in progress in the United States. New attitudes are ushering in change. States are legalizing gay marriage. Businesses are protectin...

2014-03-05

    EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out
EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out

Explore college newsrooms where student journalists practice their Constitutional right to a free and unfettered press. This issue also offers news for mov...

2013-12-05

Outline of U.S. Government

What makes U.S. government uniquely American ... its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of “checks and balances,” the decentralized roles ...

Articles

2014-04-20

    Secretary Kerry: Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery
Secretary Kerry: Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

"When we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is freer and more just a world — fre...

2014-04-15

    Education Secretary Listens, Learns at Summit on Teaching
Education Secretary Listens, Learns at Summit on Teaching

“Whether large or small, highly decentralized or not, countries share a common desire to create a high-quality education system that prepares all children ...

2014-04-11

    Human Trafficking Is Moral, National Security Issue, Kerry Says
Human Trafficking Is Moral, National Security Issue, Kerry Says

Combatting human trafficking is both a moral imperative and a national security issue, says Secretary of State John Kerry.

Photo Galleries

2013-07-01

The United Nations: Partner in Peace, Stability, Security

President Obama believes the United Nations can be extraordinarily constructive and an important partner in bringing peace, stability and security to the ...

2012-12-28

    Historic Inaugurations
Historic Inaugurations

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve...

2012-06-18

Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference

Images of refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in their new U.S. communities and beyond.

Videos

2014-04-07

Robert Sherman, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal

Meet the U.S. ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, and his wife, Kim. Get to know the family and what they look forward to in the future.

2014-03-14

Meet Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to China

Max Baucus, a former U.S. senator from Montana, returns to China as the U.S. ambassador with his wife, Melodee Hanes. While in China, the ambassador is ver...

2013-12-04

Introducing Robert Blake, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia

As an avid sports fan, U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake plans to build teamwork between the U.S. and Indonesia.