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Obama decries anti-Muslim rhetoric on first mosque visit

Baltimore - Barack Obama offered an impassioned rebuttal of "inexcusable" Republican election rhetoric against Muslims Wednesday, on his first trip to an American mosque since becoming president seven years ago.

Obama makes first trip to US mosque

Washington - Seven years into his presidency, Barack Obama will make his first trip to an American mosque on Wednesday, offering a high-profile rebuttal of harsh Republican election-year rhetoric against Muslims.

Obama wants more girls, kids of color to learn computer science

Washington - Citing a Benjamin Franklin quote asserting that "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest," President Barack Obama on Saturday launched an initiative to get more children—especially girls and minorities—to learn computer science.

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles

Washington - President Barack Obama on Monday announced a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons, citing the "heartbreaking" case of a teenager who spent two years in solitary after stealing a backpack and later killed himself.

Obama administration criticized for cutting local police funding

Washington - The Obama administration has cut shared funding to local police, drawing charges of an anti-police movement from Florida law enforcement agencies.

Obama to speak on Iran at 1545 GMT: White House

Washington - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Iran at 1545 GMT Sunday, the White House said.The presidential statement comes after the lifting of international sanctions against Iran as part of a nuclear deal capped by a US-Iranian prisoner exchange.

Dr. Robert Califf is head of U.S. FDA

Washington - The U.S. Senate has backed President Obama and appointed Dr. Robert Califf as the new head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most powerful health regulator in the world.

Eyeing legacy, orator Obama to pack up teleprompter

Washington - For a decade President Barack Obama leaned on dazzling oratory to advance his politics. Now, in a bid to shape the 2016 election and his legacy, he's turning off the teleprompter.

Obama tells U.S. to embrace time of 'extraordinary change'

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will tell Americans nervous about terror and the changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address designed to draw sharp contrast with Republicans.

Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

Washington - Barack Obama will use his final State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the last grandstand occasions of his presidency, to define his legacy and make the case for optimism amid an angst-ridden election race.

Op-Ed: Syrian man admirably expressed his gratitude to be an American Special

A Syrian family caught between two worlds tries to build a new life in a strange land, with strange laws and customs, because going home isn't an option.

Armed man plotted to kidnap Obama family dog: Reports

Washington - A heavily armed man claiming to be Jesus allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family's dogs and has been arrested, US media and officials said.

Op-Ed: Why Obama's gun control action missed its mark

Why President Barack Obama's latest executive action concerning gun control was long on rhetoric but short on effectiveness.

Obama will not campaign for opponents of new gun laws

Washington - US President Barack Obama vowed not to campaign or vote for any candidate, including Democrats, who opposes tighter gun laws, as he publicly challenged critics of his policies.

Op-Ed: As gun debate heats up, social media fans flames of fanaticism

San Francisco - As President Barack Obama announced unilateral executive action to curb what he and many observers call an "epidemic of gun violence," social media users on both sides of the gun control debate continued to ratchet up their polarized rhetoric.

Tearful Obama pleads for 'urgency' on gun control

Washington - President Barack Obama shed tears Tuesday as he announced limited measures to tackle rampant US gun violence and called on Americans to punish lawmakers who oppose more meaningful reforms.

Obama to announce gun control measures Tuesday: White House arb/

Washington - President Barack Obama will introduce a raft of executive actions to tackle US gun violence on Tuesday, the White House said, a move designed to bypass the staunchly opposed Congress.

Obama to force through gun control measures

Washington - President Barack Obama will introduce a raft of executive actions to try to reduce US gun violence Tuesday, bypassing Congress and launching a bitter 2016 election year fight.

Obama seeks unilateral action on gun control

Washington - In an effort to curb gun violence in the U.S., President Barack Obama is looking for ways to take the issue of gun control out of the hands of Congress.

Obama to hold public meeting on gun control

Washington - President Barack Obama will take part Thursday in a town hall-style meeting to discuss new efforts to stem what he has called an epidemic of gun violence across America.

President considers tightening gun control laws without Congress

Washington - President Barack Obama plans to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to devise strategies for tightening gun control without the help of ideologically deadlocked U.S. lawmakers.

Obama to tackle 'unfinished business' of gun violence in 2016

Washington - President Barack Obama made fighting gun violence his chief resolution for 2016 in a New Year's Day address, calling it a major piece of "unfinished business" for his White House administration.

The Obamas — and their dogs — send festive cheer to Americans

Washington - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama -- and their two dogs -- on Friday paid tribute to US soldiers in a joint address wishing Americans a Merry Christmas.

U.S. considers stronger reaction to Iran missile test

Washington - U.S. policymakers are trying to figure out how to penalize Iran for violating its commitments on missiles while preventing the international nuclear oversight deal from disintegrating.

Obama admits 'challenge' of stopping Islamic State

Washington - President Barack Obama admitted that "lone wolf" jihadist attacks present a vexing new security challenge Friday, even as he assured Americans the Islamic State group can be defeated.

Obama reaffirms will to close terror 'magnet' Guantanamo

Washington - President Barack Obama reaffirmed on Friday his determination to close Guantanamo Bay, with backing from Congress or -- as a last resort -- by executive decree.

Op-Ed: World leaders behaving badly and the nations that spawned them

Sometimes it seems almost as if some of our leaders think that the world is their personal playground where they can play with all of their toys and take over anyone else's sandbox.

U.S. President Obama applauds climate pact reached in France

Washington - The United States lauded Saturday dozens of international negotiators who hammered out a global climate agreement to limit industrial releases of greenhouse gasses contributing to the gradual warming of the atmosphere.

Essential Science: Personalized medicines, the health innovation

The next 'big thing' in medical science is predicted to be personalized medicines. These are medicines tailored to one or for a small number of patients. This is a leap away from the idea of doctors prescribing from a narrow list.

Key quotes from Obama's terrorism speech

Washington - President Barack Obama sought on Sunday to calm a nation put on edge by the California shootings, in a rare address to the nation on the threat posed by the Islamic State group.
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President Barack Obama walks with Aung San Suu Kyi during a stop at her private residence in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19, 2012
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