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Obama, Hollande to Meet in Wake of Paris Attacks re: ISIS

Washington, D.C. Less than two weeks after the deadly attacks in Paris, U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, to the Oval Office for talks that are expected to go beyond America showing solidarity for its oldest ally – a grieving France. U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande. Photo: Wikipedia. […]

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Obama Eases Prisoner Re-Entry to Society

Washington, D.C. U.S. President Barack Obama is taking steps Monday to ease the path of inmates being released from prisons across the country to find new jobs and subsidized housing. Alcatraz Island prison cells. Photo: Wikipedia. Obama plans to visit a residential drug-treatment center in Newark, New Jersey, to focus on efforts to help those […]

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Obama: Protect Planet for Future Generations

Washington, D.C.  U.S. President Barack Obama is urging Americans to do all they can to preserve the country’s “natural treasures.” In his weekly address Saturday, Obama said the United States is “home to some of the most beautiful God-given landscapes in the world… from the Grand Tetons to the Grand Canyon, from lush forests and […]

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Prisons in America: Obama, Police Join Call to Cut Incarcerations

Washington, D.C.  Pushing to reduce the U.S. prison population, President Barack Obama hosted a forum Thursday that drew more than 100 police chiefs, prosecutors and criminal justice experts to the White House. “It’s not news anymore that we incarcerate a greater percentage of our people than any other country,” said forum moderator Bill Keller. The […]

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Ahmed Mohamed Attends White House Astronomy Night with Obama (VIDEO)

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama told dozens of students gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Monday night that they could be the ones participating in the first missions to Mars within the next two decades. Among the guests Monday was Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager arrested for bringing his homemade clock to […]

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33 Still Missing After U.S. Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

Washington, D.C. Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that 33 people are still missing days after the U.S. airstrike on the international medical charity’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 22 others. Photo: Doctors Without Borders/MSF. The medical group, known by its French acronym MSF, said nine of the unaccounted for are patients and 24 staff members. […]

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Obama Apologizes to MSF Over Kunduz Bombing

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. bombing of the international medical charity’s hospital that killed 22 people last weekend in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières Photo: MSF. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama called the medical group’s president, Joanne Liu, […]

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#AidRefugees Campaign Provides Way to Help Those in Need

Washington, D.C. Images of refugees streaming into Europe from conflict-torn countries in recent weeks have deeply moved people around the world, many of them wondering, “How can I help?” Using the hashtag #AidRefugees, the White House calls the campaign “hashtag diplomacy.” In partnership with the U.N. refugee agency, the White House is answering that question: […]

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