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  • Afghan candidate rejects election results

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he will declare victory in the country's election, claiming massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results that put his rival in the lead. The United States warned...

  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm...

  • Obama to hold border crisis meeting in Texas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will discuss the crisis at the border with faith leaders and local officials in Texas Wednesday. The meeting comes as Obama faces pressure to visit the border while he's in Texas this week to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates. The White...

  • Obama urges restraint for Israel, Palestinians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called for Israelis and Palestinians alike to restrain themselves and put an end to acts of retribution, in some of his first public comments on the matter since the murder of three Israeli teenagers touched off a new round of violence and deepening...

  • Obama signs intelligence bill into law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelligence community and expands protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers against retaliation. The White House said Obama signed the bill...

  • Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life." He pleaded...

  • Putin tells Obama he wants better relations

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations. In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said "regardless of difficulties and disagreements" he hoped that Russia and...

  • Obama on Fourth: Rights, equality fuel US success

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. has only succeeded because generations of Americans have fought to expand rights and opportunity to more people. Obama is reflecting on the meaning of the Fourth of July in his weekly radio and Internet address. He says there's no nation on...

  • Obama on economy: 'We're making progress'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says job growth in June shows the recovery is taking hold, but the economy could still do better. Obama is urging Congress to work with him to help create more jobs. Obama cites the fastest job growth since 1999 and says, quote, "we're making progress."...

  • Obama praises US men's soccer team in phone calls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama commended the U.S. soccer team Wednesday for making the country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, during an Oval Office phone call with two of the team's most celebrated players. Obama called goalkeeper Tim Howard and team captain Clint...



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