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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday. Frank Sesno, … Continue reading

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GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama’s order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully. Former Sen. … Continue reading

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Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. The distinguished group receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late … Continue reading

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President Obama: ‘Significant’ Gaps Remain in Talks Over Iran Nuke Program

President Barack Obama said just days before the deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that the gaps in the talks remain “significant” and that it was too soon to tell whether the parties could reach an agreement by Monday. … Continue reading

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Marion Barry: A wily survivor leaves the stage

Marion Barry had an impeccable sense of timing, even in his death. In 1960 he became the first chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), because the favored candidate had left the room. When he arrived in the District … Continue reading

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President Obama: American People Want ‘New Car Smell’ in 2016 Campaign

President Obama, acknowledging he’s taken some political “dings” during his time in the White House, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the American people will want that “new car smell” when it comes to the 2016 presidential … Continue reading

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President Obama: American People Want ‘New Car Smell’ in 2016 Campaign

President Obama, acknowledging he’s taken some political “dings” during his time in the White House, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the American people will want that “new car smell” when it comes to the 2016 presidential … Continue reading

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President Obama Defends Use of Executive Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama defended his decision to use executive authority to enact changes to the U.S. immigration system during an exclusive interview with “This Week,” challenging Republican Speaker John Boehner to “pass a bill” if he was not satisfied with … Continue reading

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President Obama Defends Use of Executive Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama defended his decision to use executive authority to enact changes to the U.S. immigration system during an exclusive interview with “This Week,” challenging Republican Speaker John Boehner to “pass a bill” if he was not satisfied with … Continue reading

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