Obama launches program to bridge opportunity gap for minorities after Baltimore riot

May 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama launches program to bridge opportunity gap for minorities after Baltimore riot 

WASHINGTON, May 5 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced the launch of a new non-profit foundation intended to offer more opportunities to young minority men amid continued heated national debates about racial relations following the death of 25-year-old African-American Freddie Gray.

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Lockdown on streets near White House lifted after removing suspicious package

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lockdown on streets near White House lifted after removing suspicious package 

WASHINGTON, April 23 — The lockdown on streets near the White House here in the U.S. capital was lifted Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was removed.

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Obama warns against Ebola complacency despite 'major progress'

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WASHINGTON, April 16 — Despite "major progress" in the fight against Ebola, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned against complacency and said the goal now is to get to zero cases.

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U.S. envoy in Venezuela to defuse tension ahead of Americas summit

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CARACAS, April 9 — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met here on Wednesday with U.S. State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon, calling on the White House to repeal an executive order declaring Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat" to its national security.

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Obama leaves for Latin American visit

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama leaves for Latin American visit 

WASHINGTON, April 9 — U.S. President Barack Obama left on Wednesday for a trip to the Caribbean and Central America, with a hemispheric summit in Panama dominating his agenda.

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US citizen killed by mortar strike amid ongoing violence in Yemen – reports

April 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on US citizen killed by mortar strike amid ongoing violence in Yemen – reports 

MOSCOW, April 6 — Gas station owner Jamal al-Labani has been identified as the first US citizen believed to have been killed in airstrikes conducted by a Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen, CNN reports.

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U.S. ambassador to S. Korea injured, Washington condemns act of violence

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. ambassador to S. Korea injured, Washington condemns act of violence 

SEOUL, March 5 — U.S. envoy to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by an armed man and injured in downtown Seoul on Thursday morning, local media reported.

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Majority of Americans view Israel favorably: Gallup

February 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Majority of Americans view Israel favorably: Gallup 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — Even as relations between the leaders of Israel and the United States deteriorate over disagreements about how to handle Iran's nuclear program, the majority of Americans still view Israel favorably, a Gallup poll released Monday showed.

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U.S. Justice Department asks judge to allow Obama's immigration action to proceed

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. Justice Department asks judge to allow Obama's immigration action to proceed 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a Texas federal judge to lift his injunction against U.S. President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions while filing a motion to appeal the judge's preliminary ruling.

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White House cautious in comments on Jordan's tit-for-tat execution

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on White House cautious in comments on Jordan's tit-for-tat execution 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 — The White House was cautious on Wednesday in its comments on the Jordanian government's retaliatory execution of two Iraqi extremists after the Islamic State (IS) released a video purporting to show IS burning alive a Jordanian pilot hostage.

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