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U.S. Finds Itself on Shakier Ground as Erdogan Confronts Mutiny

July 16, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
With all the crises in the Middle East, the Obama administration took solace in the fact that there was one reliable, democratically elected strongman — a stalwart member of NATO — that Washington could depend on: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
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Obama Calls for "Open Hearts" After Shootings

July 13, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama appealed to Americans to open their hearts to what he called “truths” about America’s racial divisions and hatreds during a memorial service Tuesday honoring five police officers gunned down in Dallas last week.
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Obama Says Police Have Hard Time in Communities With Lots of Guns

July 11, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama said the availability of guns in the U.S. is fueling tensions between police officers and the communities they serve, even suggesting it contributed to the fatal shooting of an African-American man last week by law enforcement during a traffic stop in Minnesota.
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Obama, Congress Fine-Tune Information Act

July 1, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
At age 50, the Freedom of Information Act received a bit of a facelift Thursday, courtesy of Congress and President Obama.
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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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With ‘Brexit,’ Washington’s Direct Line to the Continent Suddenly Frays

June 27, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
American officials struggling to reimagine their strategy after Britain’s decision to divorce the European Union say the most urgent challenge will be to find a way to replace their most reliable, sympathetic partner in the hallways of European capitals. It will not be easy.
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Sanders keeps his movement alive, Rubio to announce reelection plans and 3 big Supreme Court decisions still to come

June 17, 2016
Bernie Sanders signals his intentions to defeat Donald Trump and Marco Rubio will run again in Florida.
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