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  • Olympic athletes get their White House moment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances. "I don't know how you guys...

  • Obama: 'Tragic' to see more 'senseless violence' at Fort Hood

    President Obama on Thursday expressed shock at the “senseless violence” in Fort Hood, calling the mass shooting which took the lives of American troops at their home base -- far from the battlefield -- ”tragic.” "These are folks who make such extraordinary sacrifices for us each and...

  • John Kerry and White House say it's a 'critical time' for Israel peace process

    With peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians stalled again, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House are exhorting both sides to engage and make the necessary concessions to prevent negotiations from collapsing. Kerry, who has traveled to the Middle East twice in the past 10...

  • Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to raise it, and if so, by how...

  • Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. Sunday and was immediately arrested. The White House briefly went into lockdown after the...

  • Clinton aides pursued legacy in his 2nd term

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bill Clinton's top aides began debating how to build a presidential legacy days after he won re-election in 1996, newly released documents show. The 2,500 pages of documents released Friday from the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., ranged from...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama meets Your Holiness

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element to it. A metal support holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift — a chest of seeds from the White House garden — twice crashed onto...

  • AP PHOTOS: Popes meetings with US presidents

    President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday, holding a nearly hourlong audience with the pontiff. The president and pope both appeared tense at the start of the meeting, but they were all smiles by the end. Here's a gallery of photos of U.S....

  • Vatican: Obama talks included birth control

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Catholic Church's objection to a contraception requirement under the Affordable Care Act was raised during President Barack Obama's visit. The Vatican says other areas of discussion during Obama's historic visit included abortion, immigration reform,...

  • Chinese balancing act: First lady prods Beijing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The photos from Michelle Obama's weeklong trip to China show her jumping rope, dabbling in tai-chi, walking the Great Wall with her daughters and feeding pandas. All to be expected from a first lady soaking up a rich culture while traveling abroad. The first lady's words,...

  • Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles. The Health and Human...

  • Obama honors American WWI dead at Flanders Field

    WAREGEM, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug. 24, 1918 —...

  • Obama says next nuclear summit to be in Chicago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama says world leaders will convene in his hometown of Chicago in 2016 for the next Nuclear Security Summit. Obama announced he would host the next gathering at Tuesday's closing of this year's summit in the Netherlands. He's praising new...

  • US first lady urges Chinese students to aim high

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama encouraged rural Chinese students to aim high and get a good education despite humble roots, in a speech Tuesday that was delivered via satellite technology to remote communities in southwestern China. She cited herself, basketball star LeBron...

  • Clarification: Media Shield Law story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 24, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., discussed the media shield legislation at The New York Times' Sources and Secrets conference on the press, government and national security. The story should have made clear that it was the...



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