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(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday

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President Obama and Michelle Obama still have two months left in the White House, and yet somehow we already miss them terribly.  The much-adored couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, and by the looks of it, are still very much in love. Their story began at a Chicago law firm  in 1989.

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This is the fifth in my series of ” Letters to a Trump Supporter ,” from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Barack Obama , he sent me a so-called “Newsweek” article blaming affirmative action for the Obama presidency

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Friday Talking Points — Trump Unshackled

15Oct

Donald Trump has a new answer for why he’s about to lose in a landslide. It’s all a vast left-wing conspiracy. No, really.

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President Barack Obama on Friday told donors that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were doing Democrats a “favor” by exposing extreme views within their party on issues such as immigration and national security. “I actually think that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have done us a favor,” Obama said, referring to policy positions that would restrict Muslims and Mexicans from entering the country. Obama said Trump and Cruz, the two front-runners in the Republican nomination contest ahead of the Nov.

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How Obama Made This Congressman’s Day

15Ene

WASHINGTON — You could forgive Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) if he celebrated a little during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address

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For Dr. Tom Frieden, the fight against tuberculosis is personal. He dedicated years of his life combatting the spread of tuberculosis and its more dangerous drug-resistant forms in New York City in the’ 90s

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 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law

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WASHINGTON — Health insurance consumers who use HealthCare.gov to buy their plans can choose to stick with what they have and let the system automatically renew their coverage for next year. A new report suggests that just might be a bad idea

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Bibi And Barack: Scenes From A Tense Marriage

12Nov

Benjamin Netanyahu was waiting in a small, drab office in the administrative area of Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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The seafaring empire of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean once spanned more than a thousand miles, serving as the hub through which distant settlements exchanged artifacts and ideas, researchers say. This finding could help explain the rise of monumental structures throughout the Pacific starting about 700 years ago, scientists added.

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Oranges are so very tasty, but are they really worth all the mess that comes with peeling? The zest gets caught underneath your nails and your fingers become savagely sticky.

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While many speculate about who will make it on the 2016 presidential ticket, Voto Latino co-Founder Maria Teresa Kumar isn’t so sure there’s a Latino candidate ready for the task. In a Washington Post magazine interview published on Friday, Kumar spoke about her work with the nonpartisan organization, the growth of the Latino population and possible Latino candidates for the White House.

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WASHINGTON — Congress is gearing up for another government shutdown , this time over a minor federal agency that most Americans have never heard of: the Export-Import Bank.

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In truth, the inclination of humans to fight unnecessary wars is evidence that the human species is borderline crazy. But of course most people reject the idea

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When Jay Carney steps down as White House press secretary later this year, he will leave behind a trail of memorable clashes with reporters. Here are a few of them: 1. Jay Carney and Ed Henry over Benghazi More..

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On Friday, Bill Maher put a fine point on what it’s like to try to reason with Republicans when it comes to Benghazi: “It’s like trying to relate to someone who’s tripping when you’re not.

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