Archives: Barack Obama

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Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima

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President Obama became the first sitting United States president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, seven decades after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Have your students learn more about this historic visit by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now. Continue reading

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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White House highlights West Virginia SRL report on drug abuse

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West Virginia is fighting a war against drug abuse. We all know users, recovering addicts and their families and we all see the everyday struggles and hardships of addiction and losing family and loved ones.
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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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