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Trump faces tough task unwinding Obama Cuba policy

June 3, 2017
Vivian Salama, Michael Weissenstein | Associated Press
This is the complex scenario facing President Donald Trump as Cuban-American legislators and lobbyists pressure him to fulfill his campaign promise to undo Obama’s deal with Cuba.
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President Obama Meets Pope Francis

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March 28, 2014
In light of President Trump's meeting with Pope Francis Wednesday, we look back at President Obama’s first meeting with the pope back in 2014.
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Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Flynn

May 9, 2017
Carol Lee, Del Quentin Wilber | The Wall Street Journal
Advice came shortly after November election and concerned Flynn’s checkered service as head of Defense Intelligence Agency.
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Yates testifies 'compromise' first concern about Flynn and Russia

May 9, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Eamon Javers reports on testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and some of the intrigue surrounding Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his interactions with Russian officials.
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Obama to make first post-presidency speech and VP Pence travels to Asia

April 21, 2017
Former President Barack Obama is set to discuss community organizing.
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Trump finds himself on the defensive on a pair of government transparency issues

April 18, 2017
John Wagner, Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended President Trump’s decision to keep visitor logs to the White House complex under wraps.
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With his presidency in turmoil, Trump keeps returning to past victories — and old foes

April 13, 2017
Abby Phillip, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
Nearly three months into his presidency — and more than five months after the election — Trump continues to relive his political victory over Hillary Clinton and her allies.
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Trump’s View of Syria and Assad Altered After ‘Unacceptable’ Chemical Attack

April 6, 2017
Mark Landler, David Sanger, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
President Trump warned on Wednesday that he would not tolerate the “heinous” chemical weapons attack in Syria.
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