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    President Obama's Photo Album

    With his recent trip to Kenya, which also included stops in Ethiopia, Obama visited his 50th and 51st country as president. Official White House photographer Pete Souza created a photo album.

  • 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

    2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

    Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. This document assesses government efforts around the world to combat modern slavery.

  • White House on Opening of Embassies in Havana and Washington

    Re-Establishing Diplomatic Relations

    The United States welcomes the historic opening of the Embassy of the United States of America in Havana, Cuba, and the opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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  • Obama on 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
    Obama on 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

    Remarks by President Obama on 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion.  

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    ADA: 25 Years of Changing America and Inspiring the World

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life and promotes accessibility to jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The ADA was the world’s first comprehensive law guaranteeing equal rights to persons with disabilities. 

  • ‘A day for removing barriers,’ Kerry says on U.S.-Cuba ties
    Secretary of State John Kerry Press Availability with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

    Secretary Kerry John will travel to Havana on August 14, to raise American flag over the US embassy in Cuba. Kerry's trip will mark the first secretary of state to visit to the island since 1945. 

  • Nelson Mandela International Day - July 18
    Nelson Mandela International Day - July 18

    The UN General Assembly declared this day in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom throughout the world. 

  • Arctic Nations Sign Declaration to Prevent Unregulated Fishing
    Arctic Nations Sign Declaration to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

    The five states that surround the central Arctic Ocean – Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark in respect of Greenland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America – met in Oslo on July 16 to sign a declaration to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean.  

  • President Barack Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal
    President Barack Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal

    ''Because of this deal, the international community will be able to verify that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not develop a nuclear weapon.'' 

  • Secretary Kerry in Vienna on Iran
    Secretary Kerry in Vienna on Iran

    ''The United States, our P5+1 and EU partners, and Iran have taken a measureable step away from the prospect of nuclear proliferation, towards transparency and cooperation. It is a step away from the specter of conflict and towards the possibility of peace.''  

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