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World May 09Kerry says U.S., Russia to reinstate nationwide Syria cease-fire
PARIS — The United States said Monday that a new agreement with Russia would replace localized, piecemeal cease-fires in Syria with a revived, nationwide truce, as world leaders struggled to get faltering peace talks back on track.
Nation May 04Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights
WASHINGTON — New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to…
World Apr 28Biden cites ‘serious’ progress toward defeating IS in Iraq
BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the…
Politics Apr 15Obama’s income fell to $436,000, lowest of his presidency
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama paid more than $81,000 in taxes last year on adjusted gross income of more than $436,000. Their effective federal income tax rate was 18.7 percent.
Politics Apr 06Reluctantly, Obama embraces his role as the anti-Trump
WASHINGTON — He won't be on November's ballot, but President Barack Obama is slowly embracing his role as the anti-Trump, taking on the Republican front-runner in ways that no other Democrat can.
World Apr 01Obama hails Iran deal as a model for nuclear diplomacy
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hailed the nuclear deal with Iran on Friday as a "substantial success" and a model for future diplomacy, as world leaders took stock of the world's most worrisome nuclear threats.
Politics Mar 31U.S., China to join Paris climate deal this year
WASHINGTON -- The United States and China will sign the global climate agreement next month and intend to start putting it in place later this year, the White House said Thursday.
World Mar 31Obama, Asian leaders to huddle on North Korea nuclear threat
WASHINGTON — Working to display a united front, the United States and key Asian countries will seek Thursday to put more pressure on North Korea as world leaders open a nuclear security summit in Washington.
Nation Mar 30Obama shortens prison sentences for 61 drug offenders
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday including more than a third serving life sentences, working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system.
World Mar 26Obama’s visit stirs call for change in Cuba — but will it last?
For a few short days, President Barack Obama was America's man in Havana, his challenges to President Raul Castro stunning Cuban citizens who mused openly in the streets about the possibility of political change.