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TOPSHOT - US President Barack Obama (L) and Cuban President Raul Castro meet at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro met Monday in Havana's Palace of the Revolution for groundbreaking talks on ending the standoff between the two neighbors. Obama, meeting Castro for only the third time for formal talks, was the first US president in Cuba since 1928.  AFP PHOTO/ NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama makes historic trip to Cuba

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President Barack Obama made a historic visit to Cuba this week, meeting with President Raul Castro and becoming the first United States leader to visit Havana in 88 years. Continue reading

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) applauds Judge Merrick Garland (C) after announcing Garland as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, March 16, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is at left.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTSAQM3

Obama picks Supreme Court nominee, Republicans promise to block

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Despite Republicans promising to block any nominee, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of chief judge of the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court Wednesday. Continue reading

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President Obama says schools should test less

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The president and the U.S. Department of Education have called on states to cut back on the number of standardized tests students take. Continue reading

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President visits Alaskan Arctic, renames Mt. McKinley

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President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Alaskan Arctic during a three-day trip this week to discuss climate change and its threat to the region. Continue reading

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1PYHB

President visits New Orleans ten years after Katrina

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Speaking in one of the neighborhoods worst hit by Hurricane Katrina, President Obama praised the city’s recovery and acknowledged the challenges still facing its residents. Continue reading

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