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Nation Dec 06Obama will meet with special ops forces, talk strategy
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will use a visit with special operations forces on Tuesday to highlight gains the U.S. has made against extremist organizations such as the Islamic State group and to promote what he sees as the most…
Nation Nov 30Obama administration announces smoking ban in public housing nationwide
WASHINGTON — Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been encouraging local public agencies to enact smoking bans, and some…
Nation Nov 22Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Michael Jordan, Ellen DeGeneres, others
President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and others during a ceremony Tuesday at the White House.
Education Oct 17WATCH: Obama addresses record high school graduation rates
WASHINGTON — The nation's high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday.
Nation Oct 05Obama urges Floridians to take Hurricane Matthew threat seriously
Government officials are worried about complacency, especially in South Florida, which hasn't seen a major hurricane in 11 years.
World Sep 30President Obama says Shimon Peres ‘never saw his dream of peace fulfilled’
Obama and other world leaders hailed Peres for his vision and his leadership in securing a strong defense. But they also spoke of his never-ending quest for peace. Obama said Peres understood the Palestinians must be seen as equal in…
Nation Sep 15Obama creates first marine national monument in Atlantic
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday established the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move that's designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England.
Nation Sep 11Obama calls on Americans to embrace diversity on 9/11
President Barack Obama says the nation will never forget the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Nation Aug 30111 will be freed under Obama’s latest commutation of nonviolent drug offenders
With Tuesday's additions, President Obama has granted the greatest number of commutations for a single month of any president.
World Aug 29U.S. will reach Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees on Monday
After a slow start, the administration was able to hit the goal about a month early and just a few weeks before President Obama convenes a summit on refugees during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.