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  • Iveta Radičová (© AP Images)

    Meet 6 world leaders with one thing in common

    Fulbright Program participants do amazing things: 54 went on to win the Nobel Prize; 33 have served as heads of state or government. The first female prime minister of the Slovak Republic, from 2010 to 2012, Iveta Radičová also served as minister of labor and minister of defense. She participated in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program in 1999.

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    World Press Freedom Day: Is your news fact or fiction?

    On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, veteran Washington Post investigative journalist and fact-checker Glenn Kessler will speak live on ShareAmerica about the role fact-checking plays in holding governments accountable to their people and how every citizen can be a more discerning consumer of news.

  • A crucifix and a radiation sign mark the entrance to the out-of-bounds town of Pripyat near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. (© AP Images)

    Remembering the Chernobyl disaster

    Thirty years ago — on April 26, 1986 — an explosion at a nuclear power plant about 14 kilometers from the town of Chernobyl, Ukraine, killed 28 of the site’s workers and produced fallout that harmed thousands who lived nearby.

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    America’s ‘best idea’ turns 100

    The U.S. national park system has been called “America’s best idea” because it represents the first decision by any nation to conserve land in this way - both for the enjoyment of the public and for its own sake. There are 59 designated national parks that boast everything from coral reefs and alpine peaks to salt flats and rain forests.

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    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including...

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