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President Obama's parting message: Hope

January 19, 2017
| Los Angeles Times
President Obama closed his presidency on a note of optimism Wednesday.
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President Obama's final press conference

January 18, 2017
President Barack Obama conducts the final press conference of his presidency. He is expected to address questions about his decision to commute the sentence of former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to WikiLeaks.
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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence

January 18, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Sarah Wheaton | POLITICO
President Obama has commuted the sentence of Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, a move that cuts decades off her 35-year sentence for leaking classified information.
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How the Presidency Changed Obama

January 17, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
In the beginning, there was hope. A racial barrier shattered. An anxious nation eager to turn the page on foreign war and economic hardship. And the audacious plans of a new president.
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Obama, who sought to ease partisanship, saw it worsen instead

January 14, 2017
Lisa Mascaro | Los Angeles Times
He first achieved national renown with a speech hailing bipartisanship, and spent much of his presidency singing the praises of cooperation across party lines.

Obama says farewell and awards Biden Medal of Freedom

January 13, 2017
President Obama delivers and emotional farewell address in Chicago.
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Obama scraps policy granting residency to Cubans arriving without visas

January 13, 2017
Tracy Wilkinson, | Los Angeles Times
President Obama ordered an immediate end Thursday to the long-standing U.S. policy of granting easy residency permits to Cubans who reach U.S. shores.
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President Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Medal of Freedom

January 13, 2017
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama surprised his vice president, Joe Biden, by awarding him with the presidential medal of freedom.
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