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Seoul: North Korea fires 3 short-range projectiles

  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range projectiles Thursday, June 26th, into the waters off its east coast in a possible move to stoke tensions with Seoul, a South Korean defense official said. Pyongyang’s military later criticized alleged South Korean shelling in disputed waters. The South Korean official, who spoke on [...]

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Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. In a memo distributed to House members, Boehner, R-Ohio, accused Obama of “aggressive unilateralism” and said if left unchecked, [...]

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Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn’t always set the best example. The United States is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns, although Obama says he’d like [...]

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Obama to speak on Iraq; US weighs its options

  WASHINGTON (AP) — In the strongest sign yet of U.S. doubts about Iraq’s stability, the Obama administration is weighing whether to press the Shiite prime minister in Baghdad to step down in a last-ditch effort to prevent disgruntled Sunnis from igniting a full-scale civil war. President Barack Obama is also expected to announce Thursday, [...]

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President Obama to create world’s largest ocean preserve

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said. Aiming to protect marine wildlife, Obama will also direct the government to create a [...]

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White House threatens veto of GOP school meal bill

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A House bill that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards drew a veto threat Tuesday, June 10 from the White House. The GOP spending bill would allow schools to waive the school lunch and breakfast standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama for the next school [...]

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Obama, education secretary eat burgers in Virginia

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two days. Two surprise outings from the White House for President Barack Obama. What will day three bring? On Monday, June 9 Obama and Denis McDonough, the chief of staff, walked down Pennsylvania Avenue to Starbucks. On Tuesday, June 10 , Obama cleared a seat in his motorcade for his education [...]

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