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New Treaty Improves US Relations With Russia

Washington — The new arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia promotes openness between the two former Cold War foes and greater stability between the world’s two largest nuclear powers, says a senior U.S. arms negotiator. Russia and the United States possess 90 percent of the nuclear weapons in (more...)

United States Remains a Magnet for Immigrants

The United States continues to be a magnet for immigrants, and those newcomers contribute mightily to American life just as earlier generations did, says journalist and educator Steve Roberts. Roberts, a former New York Times reporter and now a professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University, described age-old (more...)

Let My People Go!

They were walking in striped uniforms of prisoners, each one wearing a bracelet on a wrist with engraved names of conscience slaves. A demonstration of thousands of American Jewish people were chanting in front of the White House: “Let my people go!” (more...)

Americans With Disabilities Act

Washington — Twenty years ago, with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, disabled people in the United States won legal guarantees similar to those achieved in the civil rights movement a quarter of a century earlier. The ADA “made a very big difference,” says Judith Heumann, (more...)

US Helps Russia With Population Problems

When USAID began working in Russia in 1992, the population was 150 million; it has since dropped to 142 million and is projected to fall below 100 million by 2050. This demographic decline is due in part to high rates of maternal and infant mortality. While Russian rates are much (more...)

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