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  • 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...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama praises art backdrop

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Forget about the White House East Room. President Barack Obama says a famous Dutch art work provided one of the best settings ever for one of his statements to the media. Towering behind him as he spoke at the Rijksmuseum, the recently renovated Dutch national art house, was...

  • Obama tries to rally world to isolate Russia

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama gathered with world leaders in a day of delicate diplomacy, as he sought to rally the international community Monday around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine. Nuclear terrorism was the official topic as Obama...



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