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Obama Daughters Unfazed by Global Spotlight

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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What may have seemed like the start of an exciting new adventure four years ago for Sasha and Malia Obama has apparently turned into the routine. While her father was delivering his second inaugural address Monday, television cameras caught 11-year-old Sasha yawning. She also complimented her father for, in her words, “not messing up” when […]

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Obama Vows Action on Climate Change

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama said in his inaugural speech that he will make climate change a priority in his second term. The president said failing to address the global warming threat would betray the world’s children, and all future generations. Mr. Obama acknowledged that some people do not believe human activity such as burning fossil fuels is […]

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Obama Uses Two Bibles at Swearing-In

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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When U.S. President Barack Obama took the oath of office Monday, he placed his hand on two Bibles. The first was the Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, when he took the oath for his first term in 1861. The second Bible was the so-called “traveling Bible” […]

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Obama Using Two Bibles at Swearing-In

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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When U.S. President Barack Obama takes the oath of office, he will place his hand on two Bibles. The first is the Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, when he took the oath of office for the first of his two terms in 1861. The second Bible […]

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Americans Honor Martin Luther King

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday. King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly in the southern United States, where blacks were subjected to unequal treatment in society and at times […]

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Thousands Rally to Support US Gun Rights, 5 Injured

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of American activists — some carrying carrying rifles and pistols — gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals across the country for rallies promoting gun rights, as the U.S. government considers new restrictions on firearms. Rallies stretched from New York and Connecticut to South Dakota, Texas, Alabama, Arizona and Oregon — in some places drawing […]

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National Day of Service Marks Start of America’s Inaugural Weekend

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama launched America’s inaugural weekend in Washington Saturday at a local school, as the capital city made final preparations for the president’s public swearing-in on Monday. Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama donned work clothes to help spruce up an elementary school, as part of a series of national service events […]

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Cyclist Armstrong Emotional in 2nd Part of Interview With Winfrey

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Shamed U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong says his 13-year-old son trusted him, never asking about doping allegations. Armstrong said in the second installment of his interview with television host Oprah Winfrey that he knew he had to tell his son the truth when he saw his son, Luke, defending him, telling others “what you’re saying about […]

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Controversial X-Ray Airport Scanners to be Replaced

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it is removing full-body airport scanners that produced what appear to be naked images of a traveler’s body. The TSA said it will replace the scanners with new scanners that allow greater privacy. The TSA has canceled its contract with Rapiscan, the company that makes the X-ray scanner that […]

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National Day of Service Marks Beginning of Inauguration Activities

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Saturday marks the beginning of activities leading up to the Inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama. Four years ago, the president and his wife began the tradition of a National Day of Service on Inauguration weekend. On Saturday, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their families will continue that tradition, joining Americans in […]

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