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Nation Jun 22Obama in first presidential podcast: U.S. not cured of racism
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.
Politics Jun 13Guantanamo transfers resume as six detainees sent to Oman
A pause in prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay has ended with the arrival Saturday in Oman of six Yemenis long held at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists.
Politics Jun 08Obama: U.S. lacks ‘complete strategy’ for training Iraqis
ELMAU, Germany -- The United States does not yet have a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama said Monday amid signs of weakness in Iraq's military.
Nation Jun 02Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally getting Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday to two World War I Army soldiers who may have been denied the top military honor in the past due to discrimination. "It's never too late to say thank…
Politics May 18Obama limits military-style equipment for local police
Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.
Nation Apr 28Obama says he’s frustrated over ‘slow-rolling crisis’ of black deaths in police custody
Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without addressing the root causes.
Nation Apr 26U.S. releases 6-year-old NSA surveillance report
With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.
World Apr 14Iraqi PM making in-person appeal to Obama for more military support
WASHINGTON — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is making an in-person appeal to President Barack Obama on Tuesday for more help defeating the Islamic State militants, hoping recent gains in the fight will encourage more investment from a war-weary United…
Nation Apr 07Obama says climate change is harming Americans’ health
Global warming isn't just affecting the weather, it's harming Americans' health, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he announced steps government and businesses will take to better understand and deal with the problem.
Politics Mar 27White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.