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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said. She was 50. Butts' family said in a statement that her sister found Butts dead Thursday in her Washington home. The...
Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered: ___ Seventy one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was...
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Hiroshima's peace memorial park is being cleared of visitors in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit. But there were plenty of morning visitors...
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima. Here, at this place of so much suffering, where U.S. forces...
SHIMA, Japan (AP) — On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore "the sense of urgency that we...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Real estate circles buzzed Wednesday over reports that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have decided to lease a nine-bedroom mansion in one of Washington's poshest neighborhoods when he leaves office in January. With a sprawling terrace and a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration project to expand arts education in elementary and middle schools has found new, long-term backing. The President's Committee on the Arts and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says it will be partnering to keep the Turnaround...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books. Though the reconciliations have...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking his push for closer ties with Vietnam directly to the people. A day after knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, he faces calls Tuesday to more strongly address what's seen as...