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Obama drinks water in Flint to prove it's safe

May 4, 2016
During his first visit to Flint, Michigan, since the water crisis began two years ago, President Obama took a sip of filtered tap water to prove the water is safe to drink. "If you're using a filter," Obama said, " then Flint water at this point is drinkable."
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For Malia Obama, a study break and time out of the presidential spotlight

May 2, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
Malia Obama’s decision to take a year off before attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017 reflects a growing trend among driven teenagers to pursue other interests and get a respite from the academic grind that has come to define high school for many young Americans.
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Obama, who once stood as party outsider, now works to strengthen Democrats

April 26, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
Barack Obama rose to prominence as a different kind of Democrat, an outsider who was not part of the establishment and who would chart a separate course. Eight years later, the president finds himself working hard to restore a party from which he was once eager to stand apart.
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Clapper: June Release of Secret 9/11 Pages "Realistic"

April 26, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
The Obama administration believes it is a “realistic goal” to publicly release by June at least some classified information that explored Saudi links to the 9/11 terror attacks, the director of national intelligence said Monday.
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Obama’s Trip to Germany Reflects New Closeness

April 23, 2016
Carol Lee, Anton Troianovski | The Wall Street Journal
President to visit trade fair with Chancellor Merkel, deliver address on trans-Atlantic alliance
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Obama calls Prince, who performed a secret White House show, a 'creative icon'

April 22, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama praised Prince as a “creative icon” on Thursday, marking the death of the legendary pop singer who just last summer rocked the White House in a secret show for Obama and his wife, two of his biggest fans.
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Obama’s Gulf gambit: More military aid to allies could ease regional rifts with Iran

April 21, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
President Obama promised Gulf Arab allies weapons and support Thursday to counter Iranian influence in the region even as he pushed them to be open to dialogue and diplomacy with their longtime rival.
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Biden to critics: We had 8 atom bombs land on our desk

April 20, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
Joe Biden has been an influential figure in American politics for more than four decades. He won a U.S. Senate seat from Delaware in 1972, and took office the following year despite losing his wife and young daughter to a post-election auto accident.
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