Statement by Deputy Secretary Sullivan on the Occasion of Nowruz

March 19, 2018 As spring arrives, I wish the people of Iran and everyone who celebrates this wonderful tradition a happy Nowruz. Today, I offer my best wishes to all of the communities here in the United States, as well as in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary in Honor of International Women’s Day

  International Women’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon the meaningful progress women have made throughout society, while also acknowledging that there is still much work that remains to be done to ensure the complete and consequential participation of women in all spheres of economic, political, and public life. Throughout our ...
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The Inaugural Address

Remarks of President Donald J. Trump Friday January 20, 2017 Washington DC (As Prepared for Delivery ) Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to ...
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Prominent American LGBT People

Jennifer Natalya Pritzker, born James Nicholas Pritzker in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, is a billionaire investor and philanthropist, and a member of the Pritzker family. Pritzker enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 8, 1974. She graduated with a BA in History in May 1979 from Loyola University of Chicago. While serving in the army ...
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Statement by the President on the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Statement by the President on the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor The White House Office of the Press Secretary Seventy-five years ago today, a sudden and unprovoked attack turned a tranquil harbor into a sea of flames. Over 2,400 American patriots lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor—military and civilian, ...
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Ali Khademhosseini

Ali Khademhosseini is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a faculty at the Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and as well as an Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.  He is also a Junior Principal Investigator at Japan’s World Premier International ...
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Every Day, Ordinary Americans Help Syrian Refugees Find Better Lives

What do a professional handyman in California, a college campus church worker in Ohio and a local politician in Virginia have in common? They represent the countless Americans finding ways to help Syrian and Iraqi refugees, either newly arrived in the U.S. or still struggling overseas. “This isn’t just about what I can do as ...
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Innovative Teaching Secrets from the U.S. “Teacher of the Year”

ShareAmerica “I asked my school for a karaoke machine. The kids love ‘Billie Jean,’” says Shanna Peeples,2015 U.S. National Teacher of the Year.  A secondary school English teacher in Amarillo, Texas, Peeples’ class is full of refugees, many who know little English. Using pop music hits like “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson helps students break down words ...
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William Sullivan, the Last US Ambassador to Iran, Died at the Age of 90

William Healy Sullivan, the last US ambassador to Iran, died on October 11, 2013, at the age of 90. He was born on October 12, 1922 in Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University in 1943. After obtaining a joint graduate degree from Harvard University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University Sullivan joined the ...
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Famous Pennsylvanian Synonymous with Patriotism and Science

The 10th son of a candle maker became one of the most intriguing men of the 18th century, influencing science and invention, education, political thought and journalism, all while playing a pivotal role in the struggle for U.S. independence from Great Britain. Benjamin Franklin was the only American who was intimately involved with the four ...
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Pennsylvania at a Glance

Pennsylvania’s landmarks tell America’s story. From Independence Hall in Philadelphia to the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg to the industrial center of Pittsburgh, this state is home to milestones of U.S. history. Capital: Harrisburg Population: Nearly 13 million people live in Pennsylvania. Geography: From an estuary on the Atlantic Coast, Pennsylvania rises through the Appalachian Mountains ...
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Many U.S. Mayors Live in Modest Homes

In many cities, the mayor lives in an official residence that’s palatial by most people’s standards. But in America’s capital city, Washington, Mayor Muriel Bowser lives in a small duplex next to a family of four from Colombia. “It’s wonderful to have the mayor right here,” family matriarch Flor told the Washington Post. “This would never ...
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What’s the Secret That Transforms Newcomers Into Americans So Fast?

Immigrants to the United States are integrating into American society as fast and as broadly as ever, according to a recent study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It’s more than just obtaining U.S. citizenship. Newcomers are reaching benchmarks like homeownership, English-language proficiency, education and job diversity quickly enough that their children are attaining levels ...
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