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  • A parade in Buffalo, New York, a century ago was a precursor to Labor Day celebrations still held each year in cities and towns across America. (Library of Congress Photo)

    Labor Day: An Ode to the American Worker

    Unlike other U.S. holidays, Labor Day does not pay tribute to a person or memorialize a historic event. It gives voice to the American worker. In 2015, Labor Day in the U.S. will be celebrated on Monday, September 7.

  • Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

    USNS Comfort Arrives to Puerto Castilla, Honduras

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in Puerto Castilla, Honduras on August 27, 2015 as part of the U.S. Navy’s mission Continuing Promise 2015.

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry. (Archive, State Dept. Photo)

    Secretary Kerry on World Humanitarian Day

    In a statement in commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, Secretary Kerry said, "Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others."

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries watch as Marines raise the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana on August 14. (© AP Images)

    Remarks by Secretary Kerry in Havana, Cuba

    In his remarks at the flag raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, Secretary Kerry said, "Thank you for joining us at this truly historic moment as we prepare to raise the United States flag here at our embassy in Havana, symbolizing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations after 54 years."

  • Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield met with Attorneys General from Central America to discuss justice and law enforcement issues. (State Dept. Photo)

    Meeting with Regional Attorneys General

    Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield met with Attorneys General from Central America to discuss justice and law enforcement issues, as well as ongoing reform efforts, in the region.

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