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Mitt Romney Bows Out of 2016, The Republican Congress Fights Old Fights, ISIS Hostage Situation Continues, and Obama Meets with U.S. Strategic Allies

January 30, 2015
As Mitt Romney drops out, who benefits? And the GOP Congress takes on Obamacare and Eric Holder.
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Using AirAsia Flight 8501’s mistakes to prevent future crashes

January 29, 2015
The black box from AirAsia Flight 8501 provided some answers about what caused the crash, but also opened up questions about automation and why mistakes from past accidents haven’t been corrected. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Gwen Ifill to discuss eerie similarities between AirAsia’s flight and past crashes and why the still-missing Malaysia Airlines flight was declared an accident.
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As Visit Ends, Obama Presses India on Human Rights and Climate Change

January 28, 2015
Peter Baker, Ellen Barry | The New York Times
President Obama concluded his three-day trip here Tuesday with a tough-love message to his hosts, as he vowed to be “India’s best partner” in taking its place in the ranks of the world’s great powers but urged it to do more to protect human rights and fight climate change.
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Obama Makes the Most of India’s Republic Day Parade

January 26, 2015
Peter Baker, Ellen Barry | The New York Times
On one level, of course, it was just a parade. But as President Obama watched marching military units pass by at India’s annual Republic Day celebration on Monday, it served as a fitting geopolitical metaphor as well.
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Obama's Asia tour relaunches his efforts on 'legacy' issues

November 17, 2014
Christi Parsons | Tribune Newspapers
After word reached the White House staff who had gathered for a drink in the hotel bar one night last week that President Obama was working out an aggressive climate deal with the Chinese president, the first toast was to the planet.
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U.S. Gives North Korea the Silent Treatment

November 10, 2014
David Sanger | The New York Times
President Obama took the unusual step of sending the nation’s top spy, instead of a senior diplomat, to win the release of two American prisoners in North Korea, administration officials said Sunday, specifically to signal that he would not reward the North with sanctions relief or a new round of negotiations in return for the freedom of the latest Americans to be locked up during visits to the isolated nation.
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U.S. Sending More Troops to Iraq & A New Attorney General Nominee

November 7, 2014
1500 troops heading to Iraq, AG nominee Loretta Lynch, and Supreme Court takes on health care law

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November 3, 2014
U.N. and U.S. threaten Gadhafi with military action; nuclear and economic crisis in Japan
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Obama, India premier reach agreements on climate change, other issues

October 1, 2014
Christi Parsons | Tribune Newspapers
They never actually broke bread together, but President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a small step toward warmer relations Tuesday when they agreed to work together on climate change, one of the most contentious issues facing the countries.
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