I have two lists from different departments. I'd like to copy and update changes from list A in department A to List B in department B. I use sharepoint 2013, and workflow 2010.

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Do you mean different site collections by “department”? The default SharePoint Designer workflow does not look up across site collections since the credential works on a site level.

You can take a look at Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities that allows you to extend the lookup to a different site collection.

In addition, if you are open with SharePoint 2013 workflow, there is a Call HTTP Web Service action you can use for further development.

See a few references here:

Copy and update list items based on changes in another list on another site.

SharePoint Workflow - Update Item in a different Site Collection.

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