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Primer on U.S. Presidents: From Washington to Obama

Washington, D.C.  As celebrated on the third Monday in February each year, Presidents’ Day is yet again upon us. This is often the time of year students across the country study U.S. Presidents, especially Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, both of whom have birthdays celebrated in February. Luckily, we’ve revamped our Presidents’ pages in time [...]

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Ban-ki Moon Calls for Tolerance After Three Muslim-Americans Shot in NC

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his “deepest condolences” to the families of three Muslim Americans who were killed in the state of North Carolina earlier this week, a UN spokesperson confirmed today. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas (file). Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha and Deah Shaddy Barakat, were reportedly shot [...]

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Obama Responds to Deaths of Three Muslim Students in North Carolina

Chapel Hill, N.C.  Police said on Feb. 10 that three people had been shot to death at a condominium complex east of the University of North Carolina campus and a man has been arrested. Chapel Hill police told local news outlets that Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and has been charged with three counts [...]

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Obama: Interesting Stuff Happens in the Fourth Quarter

“My presidency is entering the fourth quarter. Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter.” President Barack Obama, 12/19/2014 . The best place to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is http://wh.gov/SOTU.    5:13 PM – 17 Jan 2015 Tweet

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Door Opens: Six Democrats From U.S. Congress Visit Cuba

Havana, Cuba.  A U.S. congressional delegation is in Cuba in the first such visit since President Barack Obama announced last month that Washington would normalize relations with the island nation.  The six-member group of Democrats, led by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, arrived Saturday in Havana. Raúl Castro, President of the Council of State of Cuba.  Photo: [...]

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Latin America Welcomes Obama’s Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties

Washington, D.C.  Latin American leaders who for years have pressured the United States to drop its economic embargo against Cuba praised President Barack Obama for moving on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with its communist-run Cold War foe. Raúl Castro with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 2008.  Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr - Agência Brasil. Regional leaders said the move and [...]

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President Obama Responds to U.S. Senate Torture Report

Read the President’s full statement below: Throughout our history, the United States of America has done more than any other nation to stand up for freedom, democracy, and the inherent dignity and human rights of people around the world. As Americans, we owe a profound debt of gratitude to our fellow citizens who serve to [...]

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U.S. Releases Report on CIA Interrogation Methods

Washington, D.C.  The United States has released a long-awaited report detailing how the Central Intelligence Agency employed extreme interrogation methods on suspected terrorists following the September 11, 2001, attacks. The Senate Intelligence Committee disclosed a lengthy summary Tuesday of the CIA’s interrogation techniques, including confinement in small places, sleep deprivation, and waterboarding, which simulates drowning. [...]

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Primer on U.S. Presidents: From Washington to Obama