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Ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Barack Obama and other officials, and it was discovered on a dust mask and other items he threw in the trash, federal prosecutors said in a court document made public Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama heads to Boston on Thursday to mourn victims of the deadly marathon attacks, as investigators study images of a suspect who may have planted the bombs.
A fierce sandstorm hit Jerusalem Friday, forcing US President Barack Obama to travel by motorcade to the West Bank city of Bethlehem rather than by helicopter as scheduled, Israeli police said.
By Matthew Lee
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but he’s “deeply skeptical” of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack.
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Israel and the United States were opening talks on extending US military aid beyond 2017, on his first visit to the Jewish state since taking office.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that 34,000 troops would be pulled out of Afghanistan in the next year, and vowed that by the end of 2014 the US war in the country would be over.
President Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals.
President Barack Obama says North Korea will only achieve the security and prosperity it seeks by meeting its international obligations, not by conducting nuclear tests.
President Barack Obama offered appreciation and prayers on behalf of all Americans to Pope Benedict XVI, following the pontiff’s shock announcement on Monday that he would resign.
By Steven R. Hurst
Republicans sped legislation through the House of Representatives to suspend for nearly four months a requirement for Congress to approve a higher limit on America’s borrowing, backing away from an immediate battle with second-term President Barack Obama and a possible first-ever default on the country’s obligations.
By Amy Teibel
Israel’s premier on Wednesday dismissed President Barack Obama’s reported displeasure with his hard-line policies toward the Palestinians, a sisgn that the two could be headed for a showdown.
President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America, though he acknowledged he’s in for an uphill battle.
President Barack Obama has signed a $633 billion defense bill for next year that tightens penalties on Iran and bolsters security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.