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Obama Expected to Ban Offshore Drilling in Some Federal Waters

December 20, 2016
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
President Obama is expected to announce as soon as Tuesday that he will use his executive authority to permanently ban new offshore drilling in parts of federally owned waters off the Atlantic coast and in the Arctic Ocean, according to people familiar with the decision.
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Al Gore just had ‘an extremely interesting conversation’ with Trump on climate change

December 6, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
The president-elect met Monday with former vice president Al Gore, a prominent activist in the fight against global warming.
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Clinton, Trump Veer Away From Traditional Culture War Topics

October 7, 2016
Margaret Talev | Bloomberg Politics
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have mainly steered around the hot-button issues that long have defined America’s culture divide -- abortion, gay rights and religion. The new social battle lines are being drawn instead on race, gender and immigration.
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On Final Asia Trip, Obama Faces Tests to U.S. Power

September 8, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
One of President Barack Obama’s final turns on the international stage before leaving office spotlighted how some world leaders are testing the limits of U.S. power just months before a new American administration.
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U.S. and China ratify sweeping climate deal and urge other nations to follow their lead

September 3, 2016
Christi Parsons, MIchael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday formally joined a sweeping global agreement to cut greenhouse gases, moving the world toward a dramatic reduction in climate-warming emissions on a quicker time frame than previously imagined.
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Obama tries to make a big splash on climate change on his way out

September 1, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
On Thursday, President Obama will touch down on Midway Atoll, a sliver of land in the North Pacific so removed from other human development that it feels like the edge of the universe. For more than two years, he has been hoping to visit a place like this, even though his former senior counselor John D. Podesta told him America’s most pristine marine reserves are “the middle of nowhere.”
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As the E.U. falls apart, North American leaders seek unity in Ottawa Wednesday

June 29, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
At a time when European integration is faltering, North American leaders are hoping to signal Wednesday that their continent’s economies and citizens are becoming more tightly knit.
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