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Obama paying tribute to Mandela in S. Africa

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted upon their arrival at Waterkloof Air Base, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Centurion, South Africa. The president is in South Africa, embarking on the second leg of his three-country African journey. The visit comes at a poignant time, with former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela ailing in a Johannesburg hospital.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama is meeting with South Africa’s leader in a visit that will pay tribute to the legacy of critically ill former President Nelson Mandela.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama picks foreign policy aide as chief of staff

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This Nov. 6, 2008 file photo shows then-President-elect Obama, accompanied by then foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough leaving a meeting in Chicago. The White House says President Barack Obama has picked his now top national security aide McDonough as his next chief of staff. AP/Charles Dharapak

President Barack Obama has chosen longtime trusted adviser and national security expert Denis McDonough as his fifth chief of staff.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama’s 2nd inaugural seems an afterthought

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This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows construction contining on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the viewing stand for President Barack Obama's January's Inauguration Day ceremonies.  Four years ago, Barack Obama’s swearing-in drew a jubilant record crowd to the National Mall to witness history: the country’s first black president taking the oath of office. This time, the capital is pre-occupied with a looming economic crisis, exit from war and reshuffling in Congress. It's almost as if Obama's swearing in on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a been-there-done-that moment.  AP/J. Scott Applewhite, File

Four years ago, Barack Obama’s swearing-in drew a record crowd to Washington. There were 1.8 million people eager to witness history: the first U.S. black president taking the oath of office.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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