ROME — It took a day and half (and one timely tweet), but the United States found its rallying cry at the 2023 Ryder Cup as the event itself found its footing. And all of this happened because of … a hat. Rather, it happened because of the absence of one.  Midday Saturday, a report surfaced […]

There are many factors that can impact your mental health, from tough periods with finances to difficulties in your relationships; but where you live may also play a significant role. Some U.S. states seem to have better systems in place to promote positive mental health — and improve their residents’ satisfaction — than others. Soliant […]

Attachments By Muzaffar Chishti, Julia Gelatt, and Colleen Putzel-Kavanaugh The likely record number of asylum seekers and other migrants entering the United States after being apprehended at the southern border is placing an unprecedented financial strain on states and cities nationwide, even as local governments continue to recover from the economic toll resulting from the […]

Mike Segar/Reuters A fast-moving conveyor moves packages to delivery trucks during operations on Cyber Monday at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, U.S., November 29, 2021. CNN  —  The US government and 17 states are suing Amazon in a landmark monopoly case reflecting years of allegations that the e-commerce giant abused its economic dominance […]

According to the official poverty measure of the U.S. Census Bureau, 37.9 million people lived in poverty in 2022. Digging deeper into that statistic reveals important variations in income and poverty both over time and across demographic characteristics—and provides valuable insight on the causes and effects of poverty for our nation, our economy and our […]

The following is the text of a joint statement by the Governments of the United States of America and Bulgaria. Begin text: On September 25, 2023, the United States and Bulgaria held the second high-level Strategic Dialogue to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues of priority importance for both countries.  The Dialogue aligned with the […]

Overview Africa will shape the future — not just the future of the African people, but of the world. Rooted in this recognition that Africa is a key geopolitical player, President Biden invited leaders from across the African continent to Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022 for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. President Biden believes U.S. collaboration with […]

September 19, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 120 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Bulgaria Matthew Miller, Department Spokesperson On September 19, 1903, John B. Jackson, Minister to Greece, Romania, and Serbia, presented his credentials to serve as the first U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Bulgaria – six years prior to Bulgaria’s proclamation of […]

Hammerskins Germany, which consolidates its far-right ideology particularly through concerts, has about 130 members. The German government on Tuesday banned the neo-Nazi group Hammerskins Germany and raided the homes of dozens of its members. The group is an offshoot of an American right-wing hardline group and plays a prominent role across Europe. The Hammerskins Germany […]

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in both policy and practice, the U.S. Department of State acknowledged 19 HBCUs as “Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders” in 13 states and Washington, D.C., in recognition of their noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program during […]

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