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Obama’s Approval Rating Is Trending Up

Washington, D.C.  More Americans are giving President Barack Obama a thumbs-up. In fact, the president’s approval rating climbed to 46.4 percent in the first three months of 2015—a 3-percentage-point increase from the previous quarter, USA Today reports. It was his best quarter since mid-2013, according to the Gallup poll. . President Barack Obama: Good economic news boosted […]

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Activists Launch Hunger Strike in Support of Loretta Lynch

Washington, D.C.  The Rev. Al Sharpton says that he and his allies “will do everything in our power to draw attention to this completely unfair and unnecessary delay to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch.” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch is sworn in before testifying during her confirmation hearing before […]

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How Obama Is Addressing Crisis Among Young Men Of Color

New York, N.Y.  It was easy to mistake Thursday’s gathering at a New York City hotel for a religious meeting. One panelist, who proudly proclaimed his Baptist-preacher lineage, issued the rallying cry in his opening remarks: “God is good all the time.” But the roughly 200 people in attendance had gathered at the National Action […]

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Dozens Arrested in Coast-to-Coast Protests Against Police Violence

New York, N.Y.  The recent police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in North Charleston, S.C., sparked a fresh wave of national protests against police violence. Authorities arrested scores of demonstrators from coast to coast as part of a national day of action to end police killings of unarmed minorities, according to Reuters. […]

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U.N. Urges Kenya to Reconsider Displacing 350,000 Refugees

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency today urged Kenyan authorities to reconsider their decision to shut down within the next three months Dadaab refugee camps, a decision that would require some 350,000 Somalis to return to their country and would cause “extreme” humanitarian consequences. A group of displaced Somali women residing at the Ifo […]

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Remarks by Obama and Castro Before Meeting

Panama City, Panama.  From the ATLAPA Convention Center: PRESIDENT OBAMA:  This is obviously a historic meeting.  The history between the United States and Cuba is obviously complicated, and over the years a lot of mistrust has developed.  But during the course of the last several months, there have been contacts between the U.S. and the […]

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Hopping Down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday

New York, N.Y. Crowds of people wearing vivid pastel colors, exquisitely adorned hats, and brilliant smiles paraded down Fifth Avenue during the annual New York Easter Parade on Easter Sunday, April 5. The event began in the 1870s as a spontaneous display of celebration, and has since grown to allure the attendance of millions of […]

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President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

Boston, MA. President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady traveled to Boston today to celebrate the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The building — complete with a full-scale replica of the United States Senate chamber — honors the life and legacy of Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who served […]

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Empowering Young Minds at the White House

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Obama’s Approval Rating Is Trending Up

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