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  • President Barack Obama walks from the Marine One helicopter with Col. Preston Williamson, vice commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.,to board of Air Force One, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md, en route to Oso, Wash., the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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  • President Obama plans a brief visit near Seattle to survey damage from a recent mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.
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  • First Lady Michelle Obama applied a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama lead the annual festivities Monday on the South Lawn of the White House.
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  • President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges.
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  • Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama.
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  • President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago.
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  • President Barack Obama walks with Col. William M. Knight from the Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., before traveling to Texas to attend Democratic fundraising events and to visit Fort Hood for a ceremony honoring those injured and killed there last week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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  • In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday that would make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation.
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  • A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.
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  • President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors and subcontractors as a labor policy incubator, ready to sidestep Congress to impose workplace rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls under the chief executive's control.
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  • Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans.
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  • A visibly energized President Barack Obama held a nearly hourlong audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday.
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  • Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Obama's health care law.
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  • The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.
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  • A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues.
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  • The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.
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  • President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
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  • President Barack Obama will meet this week with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the White House said Sunday.
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  • President Obama's $3.9 trillion budget would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs.
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  • President Obama on Thursday called for vigorous efforts to reverse underachievement among young black and Hispanic males.
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  • President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $300 billion to update the nation's roads and railways.
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  • President Barack Obama met with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House Friday.
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  • Caviar and cotton candy are on the menu. Bradley Cooper is on the guest list. Mary J. Blige is set to perform.
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  • Navy admiral is Obamas pick to take reins of NSA
  • A Navy admiral is President Barack Obama's choice to be the next head of the National Security Agency, which is embroiled in controversy over its secret surveillance programs and massive collection of phone and Internet data.
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  • Congressional Republicans responded swiftly and sharply to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
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  • President Obama vowed in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary.
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  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday offered a kinder, gentler vision of Republicans who are determined to empower Americans, not the government, and close the gap "between where you are and where you want to be."
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  • Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:
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  • President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)
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  • President Barack Obama said he doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer."
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  • Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card.
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  • Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's spying apparatus as a whole, saying the intelligence community was not "cavalier about the civil liberties of our fellow citizens."
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  • President Barack Obama is proposing new ways for the government and the private sector to help keep those jobs coming.
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  • President Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records.
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  • Obama designates Philadelphia neighborhood as Promise Zone
  • President Obama has designated West Philadelphia and the Mantua neighborhood as a "Promise Zone", and that could mean big help for families struggling to make ends meet.
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  • A national police organization and a Pennsylvania lawmaker are protesting President Barack Obama's nomination of a civil rights attorney for a U.S. Department of Justice position, citing his legal work on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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  • President Barack Obama is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records.
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  • A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman.
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  • After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates?
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  • The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.
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  • President Barack Obama has signed into law a comprehensive defense bill that cracks down on sexual assault in the military.
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  • A month after President Barack Obama announced people could keep insurance policies slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul, the reversal has gotten a mixed response from insurers, state regulators and consumers.
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  • The government's revamped health care website is being put to its biggest test today as the signup deadline approaches.
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  • Monday's deadline for signing up for insurance under the new health care law has effectively been extended through Tuesday.
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  • Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating "ups and downs" on Friday.
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  • Clothing and gestures will be scrutinized at Olympics
  • President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.
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  • President Barack Obama has marked the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school with a moment of silence at the White House.
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  • Interpreter at Mandela event defends himself
  • The man accused of faking sign-language at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said he saw "angels" at the event.
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