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U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 23, 2016
Carol Lee, James Hookway | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. will lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a major policy shift that President Barack Obama said would end a “lingering vestige of the Cold War” and pave the way for more-normal ties between the two nations.
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Obama heads to Vietnam and Japan to confront the ghosts of old wars amid turmoil in modern ones

May 21, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
For nearly eight years, President Obama has struggled to end wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Next week, he’ll finally succeed in closing chapters on two other ones instead – Vietnam and World War II.
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Obama Visits Asia Pacific Nations Awaiting Action On TPP Trade Deal

May 21, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
President Obama heads to Japan and Vietnam, two nations waiting for the U.S. to act on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the long-stalled multilateral trade pact.
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Obama will travel to Hiroshima, Supreme Court preview, criticism of DNC & RNC chairs and an expensive California primary

May 20, 2016
Obama pivots to Asia in his final year, Supreme Court set to decide immigration and affirmative action, the 2016 battleground map and Clinton's hopes for California

Tensions rise in the Democratic Party, Trump names his SCOTUS shortlist and Obama acts on overtime pay

May 20, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continuing to fight for the Democratic nomination while Donald Trump shores up Republican support.
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Continuing to fight for the Democratic nomination

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May 23, 2008
With less than a month left until the last presidential primary, Hillary Clinton holds a nearly-insurmountable delegate lead over her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. As her campaign frequently points out, her nearly-300 pledged delegate lead is greater than the less-than-200 delegates she trailed Barack Obama at the same point in 2008. Despite the long odds, Clinton refused to suspend her campaign until every state voted, which is one of the reasons Clinton hasn't publicly called for Sanders to get out.
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Obama to Help Clinton Make Case Against Trump

May 18, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama is weeks away from diving headlong into the anti-Donald Trump campaign in an effort to support Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, and to warn voters of risks to America’s economy, national security, and communities if Trump is elected.
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Obama considers expanding weapons sales to Vietnam

May 18, 2016
Christi Parsons, W.J. Hennigan, Michael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
President Obama is considering broadly expanding weapons sales to Vietnam in a move aimed at strengthening ties with Hanoi and boosting regional defenses against China's growing clout.
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Obama administration tells schools to do the 'right thing' on bathrooms for transgender students

May 14, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration is directing public schools across the country to let transgender students use bathrooms that match their gender identity, a move that will expand nationally the argument over North Carolina's controversial bathroom law.
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