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Campaigns build on debate momentum and Congress overrides Obama veto

September 30, 2016
Days after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's first head-to-head debate, one candidate is trying to build on her momentum while the other is trying to regroup.
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Obama hails the vision of Shimon Peres: 'His pursuit of peace was never naive'

September 30, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama praised the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres at his funeral Friday, saying he showed the world “that justice and hope are the heart of the Zionist idea.”
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Congress Overrides Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

September 29, 2016
Scott Horsley, Ailsa Chang | NPR
Congress approved the first successful override of a presidential veto from President Obama on Wednesday when the House joined the Senate in voting against Obama's objection to a bill that would allow family members to sue Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Obama's tense relationship with Netanyahu colors his legacy on Israel

September 22, 2016
Christi Parsons, Joshua Mitnick | Los Angeles Times
After eight years of tense meetings, awkward public encounters and disagreement over key issues, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are aiming to leave the impression that the relationship between their nations is on an even keel, much as they found it when they both came to office in 2009.
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Reflective Obama Contrasts Prosperity, Instability in Final U.N. Speech

September 21, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama, in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly, called on world leaders to eliminate a paradox that he says has taken shape during his terms in office: a world more prosperous than at any time in recent history, yet rife with political and security crises.
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Why the election is taking an urgent and increasingly personal turn for Obama

September 20, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
President Obama is approaching the final weeks of the presidential campaign with an intense sense of urgency and concern amid a growing realization that the election could be determined by the narrowest of margins.
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