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Obama pitches for votes on black radio

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person. African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats’ hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North [...]

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Long-term jobless projects get $170M in grants

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans. Administration officials said that while the number of workers who are jobless for more than 26 weeks has declined, it remains at a historic [...]

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Obama steps away from global crises to talk jobs

  CHICAGO (AP) — While Washington’s attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago and a speech Thursday, October 2nd, to assure voters he is still focused on the economy. Obama is delivering his afternoon economic address at Northwestern University’s [...]

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Obama says Egypt key to US security in Mideast

  NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting the longstanding relationship between the United States and Egypt as a cornerstone of American security policy in the Middle East. Obama is meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meetings. It’s the first face-to-face meeting [...]

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Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. A copy of the letter was obtained by [...]

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US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

  ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday. “We want them to wake up every day realizing that [...]

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. The bipartisan 78-22 tally Thursday blended support from Obama’s close Democratic allies and some of his fiercest [...]

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Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama consulted with military officials Wednesday about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama met with top officers at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, [...]

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Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

  GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a “human catastrophe.” Even as President Barack Obama is ordering the deployment of 3,000 [...]

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Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War. The medals will be given to Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat. Adkins, who served 22 years and lives in Alabama, planned [...]

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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress. His idea died in committee. Nearly seven years later, U.S. fighter jets and [...]

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