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Obama Paints Doomsday Scenario If World Doesn’t Act On Climate Change

Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.

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US President Barack Obama waves a he boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on August 31, 2015. Obama is heading for a three-day visit to Alaska. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Alaska-Bound, Obama Renames America’s Tallest Peak

Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Obama erased a former Republican president’s name from North America’s tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio.

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) meet residents during a tour of the Treme neighborhood August 27, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. President Obama visited New Orleans Thursday to praise its people's "extraordinary resilience," 10 years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the "Big Easy" and shattered Americans' confidence in government.AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama to People of New Orleans: You Inspire Me, and America

President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


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Obama: Number Of Gun-Related Killings In US ‘Dwarfs Any Deaths That Happen Through Terrorism’

President Barack Obama called the fatal shootings of a news reporter and cameraman live on-air heartbreaking.


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CBS News: Obama Gives Biden His Blessing To Mull White House Run

CBS News reports Obama has given Biden his blessing to mull a White House run.


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White House Hires Its First Openly Transgender Staff Member

The White House announced Tuesday that it hired its first openly transgender employee.


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Keystone XL Pipeline Review Drags On 5 times Longer Than Average

For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department.


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On Anniversary, Obama Says Too Few Use Hard-Won Voting Right

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama remembered the African-American men and women across the South who won their rights through persistence and courage, and he urged citizens today not to give up that hard-earned power of the ballot.


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White House Encouraging Comparisons Between Kennedy’s Treaty With Soviets To Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation’s most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics.


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A Grayer Obama Celebrates 54th Birthday With Family, Friends

President Barack Obama may no longer have the head of dark-black hair he once had, but he’s not too old for a night on the town to mark his birthday — even on a work night.