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Nation Mar 21Obama meets with Facebook, Google, Netflix and Dropbox on privacy
A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people's privacy.
World Mar 19Biden says United States will defend NATO allies from Russian aggression
VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies, as Russia's neighbors looked warily to the escalating crisis in nearby Ukraine.
Politics Mar 14Obama orders homeland security to review deportation program
With prospects for real immigration reform fading, President Barack Obama is yielding to pressure from some of his staunchest allies and looking for ways to act without Congress to ease the suffering caused by deportation.
Nation Mar 08Four nations urge U.S. gas exports amid Ukraine crisis
WASHINGTON -- Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia…
Politics Mar 03Obama administration moves ahead with cleaner gas rule
The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year.
World Feb 21Obama shows support for Tibetan traditions during meeting with Dalai Lama
President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama at the White House Friday over the stern objection of China, which warned the meeting would "inflict grave damages" on the U.S. relationship with the Asian nation.
Politics Feb 21China objects to Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is hosting the Dalai Lama at the White House over the stern objection of China, which warned the meeting would “inflict grave damages” on the U.S. relationship with the Asian powerhouse. Obama will greet the…
Nation Feb 05New climate hubs aim to help communities cope with extreme weather
WASHINGTON — Aiming to help rural communities deal with climate change, the Obama administration is creating seven regional "climate hubs" that will serve as clearinghouses for information and outreach about extreme weather across the U.S.