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Voting by Absentee Ballot from France

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) recommends all overseas

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Trump honors African Americans

Trump honors African Americans

February is National African American History Month. President Trump issued the following proclamation to commemorate the role African Americans have played in U.S. history: NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As we celebrate National African American History Month, we recognize the heritage

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Youth Ambassadors 2016 receive their certificates. ( ©U.S. Embassy Paris)

Youth Ambassadors 2016 Awards Ceremony

Thirty French and twelve American participants to the Youth Ambassadors for Community Service exchange program attended a reception at the George Marshall Center, on January 20, 2017. They shared their impressions on the program with Chargé d’Affaires Uzra Zeya and French representative (Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires) Kais Marzouki. During the ceremony, they received official certificates, in presence of

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Rex Tillerson, shown here visiting Capitol Hill in 2011, is confirmed as the 69th secretary of state. (© AP Images)

Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

By Christopher Connell –  Feb 1, 2017 Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace

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