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SF cop's racist texts released by public defender's office

San Francisco - On Tuesday, the San Francisco public defender released several racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by a San Francisco Police officer embroiled in a scandal that has shaken the San Francisco Police Department.

Drones and kites must remain grounded while Obama visits London

London - When President Barack Obama arrives in London, drones, kites, balloons, and parachutes will be banned from flying above central London and Windsor. The restrictions are part of a security plan implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Obama critical of U.K. role after Gadaffi defeated in Libya

Washington D.c. - In an interview in the April issue of Atlantic, Obama lashes out at David Cameron for losing interest in developments in Libya after the coalition bombing campaign.

Op-Ed: President Obama's legacy of disrespect multifaceted

Washington - U.S. Pres. Barack Obama has built a legacy of disrespect and disengagement highlighted this time by his decision to not attend former first lady Nancy Reagan's funeral.

Data scientists, doctors learning to seek consent

People don’t mind sharing data when they can be partners in its management and application. That is the major takeaway from a recent study conducted by the Society for Participatory Medicine.

President Obama announces executive action on gun control

Washington - An emotional President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced new executive actions meant to curb what he called America's "gun violence epidemic."

Op-Ed: America's overcrowded prisons won't be going away any time soon

Washington - President Barack Obama has recently taken steps to address the problem of prison overpopulation in the U.S. He has told us something many people probably don't want to hear — there isn't much he can really do about it.

Obama designates new monuments in Fla., Nev., Tex

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday declared three new national monuments in Texas, California and Nevada in a move protecting over a million acres of wilderness as well as prehistoric artifacts including Mammoth bones and rock carvings.

Op-Ed: U.S. House of Representatves passes $612 billion defense bill

Washington - In spite of President Barack Obama's threat of a veto, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a $612 billion military spending bill.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

White House summit to discuss extremist threats

Washington D.c. - This week’s White House summit hopes to develop strategies for dealing with extremists, according to officials involved in the planning of the event.

Obama signs executive order at Stanford cybersecurity summit Special

Palo Alto - President Barack Obama signed an executive order laying out new ways for corporations to share information on emerging online threats at a cybersecurity summit at California's Stanford University.

Op-Ed: Congress must approve force, with ground troops, against ISIS

President Barack Obama wants Congress to vote to authorize U.S. military force against ISIS, and may ask for it as early as Friday, February 6. Why Congress must approve this request, including the use of boots on the ground.

Obama plans offshore gas/oil drilling from Virginia to Georgia

Washington, D. C. - Energy companies have long sought the opening of the Atlantic Coast for offshore oil and gas drilling, and the Obama administration gave them approval today. The proposed 2017-2022 offshore plan is the second time Obama has recommended this move.

The Humanities Action Lab seeks to end mass incarceration in USA Special

With 2.2 million Americans behind bars — the world's highest prison population per capita — 17 universities nationwide have committed to debunking mass incarceration.

Op-Ed: U.S. launches 500th drone strike in over a decade of the Third War

Islamabad - As Micah Zenko noted in an article in 2012, November 3 that year marked the tenth anniversary of the first drone attack by the U.S. No one took notice. The same will apply to the 500th confirmed U.S. drone attack today outside of combat zones.

Government employees march in D.C. for higher pay, a union

Washington - Hundreds of federally-contracted government workers staged a day-long protest strike Thursday in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to issue executive orders that would increase pay and benefits for workers on government contract.

President Obama endorses net neutrality, asks FCC for new rules

President Barack Obama struck a populist chord on Monday in his plea to the Federal Communications Commission to enact a strict set of rules designed to prevent corporations from prioritizing websites on the Internet.

Nobel Peace Prize laureates push Obama to release torture report

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners are pushing for President Barack Obama to release a 500-page document detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorist suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks

Obama says White House expects FCC to uphold net neutrality

At a town hall-type meeting Thursday in Southern California, Pres. Barack Obama said his administration “expects” the FCC to maintain net neutrality, and to prevent Internet service providers from offering multiple tiers of service.

Op-Ed: Obama may use executive power to help close Guantanamo

Washington - Obama is to be presented with options that will allow him to finally close Guantanamo according to senior Obama administration officials. The options include using his executive power to override a Congressional ban on sending detainees to the US.

U.S. economy adds 248,000 jobs in September, rate falls to 5.9%

Washington - U.S Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, with the unemployment rate declining to 5.9 percent, the first time in six years the rate dropped below 6 percent mark.

Op-Ed: The Obama 'latte salute' debacle is overblown

Washington D.c. - President Barack Obama was captured on Instagram saluting a U.S. Marine...while holding a cup of coffee in the same hand. The photo has now wound up on the front page of CNN and is burning up the blogosphere.

Pentagon denies bombing Iraq as Obama mulls attack on ISIS

Sinjar - The Pentagon on Thursday vehemently denied Kurdish reports that US forces had begun bombing Islamist militants in Iraq, as President Barack Obama said he was considering renewed military action in the war-torn nation.

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

Washington - President Barack Obama has acknowledged that the United States tortured detainees during the ongoing 13-year war against terrorism.

President Barack Obama releases statement concerning VA Scandal

Journalist receives unexpected reply from The White House concerning VA Scandal. Says she never expected a reply to come but went out on a limb anyway, this was a topic that breached the heart of our nation. The worst that could happen was no reply."

Quinnipiac: Pres. Obama 'worst president since World War II'

Washington - The latest Quinnipiac poll may be the most troubling for Democrats hoping to hang onto the Senate after midterm elections. In it, Pres. Barack Obama is considered the “worst president” since World War II.

Obama says U.S. should have paid maternity leave

Washington - The United States is the only nation in the industrialized world without paid maternity leave, and President Barack Obama wants to change that.

Shinseki end up 'taking the fall' over VA health care scandal

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had accepted Eric Shinseki's resignation as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This move came after a scathing internal audit that indicated a "systemic" problem has been in the making.

Op-Ed: Will Obama continue supporting child soldiers in South Sudan?

Tuesday's announcement that the United States was targeting both sides in South Sudan's ongoing conflict with sanctions has raised the question of whether the Obama administration will continue to support child soldiers in the war-torn African nation.
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Remarks by President Barack Obama on Osama Bin Laden.
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Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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President Barack Obama's presidential limo, known as "The Beast"
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President Barack Obama with news anchor Brian Williams
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'One Term More': Broadway stars sing pro-Obama political parody based on Victor Hugo's 'Les Misérables'
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UN Ambassador Susan Rice and US President Barack Obama at a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial for UN staff killed in Iraq at the U.N. Headquarters in NYC.
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President Barack Obama at the Oval Office
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President Barack Obama threatens to use executive powers to get his 10-point immigration plan passed.
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President Barack Obama addresses citizens at a town hall meeting in Santa Monica, California, October 9, 2014
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Abigael age 4 said: "I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."
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President Barack Obama at Ready to Go Rally, Richmond, VA, May 5th, 2012
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President Obama, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy's Devastation
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Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault charges after she allegedly ran down her 36-year-old husband in a parking lot after an argument over politics.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, October 8, 2013.
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Obama unveiled his proposals for the Federal FY 2016 Budget on February 2.
Obama unveiled his proposals for the Federal FY 2016 Budget on February 2.
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Obama's victory speech as he wins second term
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Kenny's BBQ Smokehouse in Washington, DC, where Obama forgot to pay restaurant bill
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