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Obama says US 'intensifying' anti-IS efforts in Syria

Washington - President Barack Obama said Monday the US-led coalition battling Islamic State jihadists was "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in Syria, but cautioned the fight would be long.

Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

Nairobi - President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

Obama sent Iran message ahead of nuclear deadline: Report

Tehran - US President Barack Obama recently sent a private message to Iran's leadership via Iraq's prime minister, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal.

Barack Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral of slain reverend

U.S. President Barack Obama did something no other sitting president of his country has likely done before when he sang "Amazing Grace" at the eulogy for a friend murdered last week by a racist young white man. Obama led thousands of mourners in song.

Obama admits government let down hostage families

Washington - US President Barack Obama admitted his government had not always done enough to stop the "unrelenting nightmare" faced by relatives of hostages held abroad, as he eased restrictions on talking with captors.

Obama warns racist legacy still haunts U.S.

Washington - US President Barack Obama underlined the depth of his frustration over American's ongoing battle with racism Monday, employing the racially-charged "N-word" in a radio interview to underline a point.

Strident Obama says gun control laws will change

San Francisco - US President Barack Obama voiced confidence Friday that a "shocked and heartbroken" nation would eventually tighten permissive gun laws, striking a more strident tone after the deadly Charleston shooting.

Obama: Mass shootings 'don't happen in other advanced countries'

Washington - President Barack Obama addressed the massacre of nine black worshippers in a Charleston, South Carolina church last night with a frank acknowledgment that nations with strict gun control laws almost never suffer from mass shootings.

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry out of hospital following surgery

Boston - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Friday to be "fully engaged" in nuclear talks with Iran when he returns to Geneva after surgery on his fractured leg.

Obama argues for Palestinian statehood on Israeli TV station

President Barack Obama is putting the finishing touches on his administration and two terms as the so-called leader of the free world. His most recent efforts include a plea made directly to the Israeli people to support a Palestinian state.

George W. Bush more popular than Obama: Poll

Washington - Former US President George W. Bush is now more popular than his successor Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.

Obama stays the course despite IS group's advance

Washington - President Barack Obama's war strategy failed to stop Islamic State jihadists from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course despite the group's advances on the battlefield.

Op-Ed: Times prematurely warns ISIS no threat

Riyad - No need to worry about ISIS, a New York Times” op-ed piece, headlined “Calm Down, ISIS Isn’t Winning” said Friday morning. Whoops.

Obama urged to support encryption by Apple, Google & Microsoft

The largest and most influential technology companies including giants Apple, Google and Microsoft have formed a coalition to deliver a letter to President Obama, urging him to reject any proposal to deliberately weaken the security of smartphones.

Obama set to speed arms shipments, training for Iraq tribes

Washington - US President Barack Obama is poised to quicken the pace of weapons supplies and training to Iraqi tribes, while eyeing a rapid offensive to recapture Ramadi from the Islamic State group.

White House to the rescue: Will aid honey bees with new policy

The White House is wading into yet another battle, but this time it's not the Islamic State, a combative Congress, or any of the other usual suspects that find themselves in the cross hairs of POTUS. Instead, Obama is taking up the cause of honey bees.

Obama moves to demilitarize US cops

Washington - President Barack Obama barred police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that US law enforcement has become too militarized.

Op-Ed: The Kill Chain gets another notch

Headlines around the world heralded the latest kill America has notched up, showing it is capable of making Weapons of Individual Destruction as well as WMDs.

Obama says Syrian war not likely to end before he leaves office

Washington - US President Barack Obama said the war in Syria would not likely end before he leaves office in early 2017 and reaffirmed his belief that there is no "military solution" to the conflict.

Op-Ed: Jeb Bush schooled by college student: 'Your brother created ISIS'

Reno - Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush found himself in troubled waters when a college student confronted him and said his brother, former President George W. Bush was responsible for the rise of the Islamic State.

Obama's presidential library to be in south Chicago

Washington - Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he had chosen Chicago's troubled south side as the location for his presidential library.

Report: Obama administration lied about Osama bin Laden raid

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published a 10,000-word exposé accusing the Obama administration of lying about the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the US military mission to assassinate the al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan.

Obama to address race, hint at his future

Washington - President Barack Obama is expected to weigh in on ongoing tensions in America over police treatment of blacks -- and possibly offer a glimpse of his post-White House plans -- during remarks in New York on Monday.

Blow for personalized medicine initiative

President Obama's mission is for a new generation of personalized medicines. However, in one study, personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful.

Obama promotes reading with free e-books for low-income kids

Washington - President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that major book publishing companies will donate more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income children.

Op-Ed: Obama's drone war has strong Congressional support

Washington - In spite of the fact that recently President Obama announced that a drone strike in Pakistan killed two innocent hostages being held by Al Qaeda, there is no sign of the drone program ending any time soon or that it will even be altered.

Op-Ed: Obama goes ballistic over TPP free trade deal critics

Washington - There is bipartisan support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) free trade involving 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region but many US liberals, environmentalists, and unions are against the deal.

Jeb Bush: NSA mass surveillance 'best part of Obama presidency'

Seattle - Possible Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised President Barack Obama for enhancing the National Security Agency by continuing its worldwide program of mass surveillance and bulk data collection.

Obama in fresh push on climate change

Washington - US President Barack Obama will travel to Florida's Everglades Wednesday hoping to reframe the debate on climate change ahead of a vital few months that will shape his environmental legacy.

Is China getting too aggressive in South China Sea?

Washington, D. C. - U.S. officials are raising concerns internationally about China’s latest activities in the South China Sea that appear to threaten Southeast Asia allies.
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