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  • To understand Obama's legacy- The inauguration on Jan. 20
    2017-01-20 05:33:08 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3> WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...

  • Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time
    2017-01-20 04:23:50 UTC
    <h2>Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time</h2> <h3>Missing our former POTUS.</h3> Something is dawning on us—it’s almost too soon for us to admit, but it’s there, a half-considered thought only now blooming i...

  • Obama Writes a Thank You Note to America
    2017-01-20 01:51:42 UTC
    <blockquote><h1>Thank you</h1><h2>You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.</h2><strong> My fellow Americans, It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Ov...

  • Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down
    2017-01-19 20:53:31 UTC
    Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down. By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge | BANJUL/DAKAR Senegalese troops entered neighboring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, ...

  • Singer of 'La Lambada' Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil
    2017-01-19 18:04:21 UTC
    Loalwa Braz, the Brazilian singer best known for the 1980s hit Lambada, has been found dead in a burnt-out car in Brazil. Local police confirmed it was Braz, but the circumstances of her death are unknown. The singer, who was 63, was discovered ...

  • Global Temperature hits new high in 2016 for the third straight year
    2017-01-19 17:45:40 UTC
    OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies...

  • U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
    2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...

  • Obama directs $500 million to Green Climate Fund just before Trump takes office
    2017-01-19 00:25:05 UTC
    The Obama administration wrote a second check for $500 million on Tuesday to the Green Climate Fund, an international organization designed to help the developing world adapt to global warming and deploy more clean energy technologies. The ann...

  • China as global leader as Trump era looms
    2017-01-18 22:16:59 UTC
    By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay | GENEVA China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international c...

  • Iraqi forces liberate eastern Mosul from ISIS
    2017-01-18 21:49:12 UTC
    By Isabel Coles | BARTELLA, IRAQ (Reuters) - Elite Iraqi forces have ousted Islamic State insurgents from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city...

  • EU preparing for Greek aid without the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    2017-01-18 08:36:01 UTC
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is preparing for a continuation of aid for Greece without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday. Talks between Athens and foreign lend...

  • Globalization not to blame for world's ills: China's Xi
    2017-01-18 08:13:17 UTC
    "No one will win from a trade war," says Xi. Economic globalization has become a "Pandora's Box" for many, but global problems are not caused by it, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sw...

  • Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
    2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...

  • Australia: End of MH370 hunt, but could resume in future
    2017-01-18 04:39:36 UTC
    By Tom Westbrook | SYDNEY The Australian government said on Wednesday it was not ruling out a future underwater search for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet as families of those on board criticized the decision to suspend the hunt after t...

  • Twitter: Donald Trump Calls John Lewis A Liar
    2017-01-18 04:09:52 UTC
    The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets on Tuesday: "John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypo...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama commutes sentence of former soldier Chelsea Manning: White House
    2017-01-18 04:09:27 UTC
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said. Manning, formerl...

  • UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
    2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
    May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech. Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disent...

  • China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan
    2017-01-18 04:07:40 UTC
    China has shown restraint in the face of provocations by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over Taiwan, but if he continues after assuming office Beijing will "take off the gloves", an official Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday. Trump ...

  • The danger of Trump's economic policies
    2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
    Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...

  • Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
    2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
    Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...

  • Iran: We will not renegotiate the nuclear agreement
    2017-01-18 04:06:51 UTC
    Iran will not renegotiate its nuclear agreement with world powers, even if it faces new U.S. sanctions after Donald Trump becomes president, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday. Trump, who will take office on Friday, has threat...

  • Anti-Trump protesters stage civil rights march
    2017-01-18 04:06:39 UTC
    We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope. By Lacey Johnson | WASHINGTON U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald ...

  • Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
    2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
    By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...

  • Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president
    2017-01-18 04:06:11 UTC
    Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president. Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the e...

  • French far right leader Marine Le Pen at Trump Tower
    2017-01-18 04:05:30 UTC
    French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen was seen at Trump Tower on Thursday but she declined to say whether she was there to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, according to a Reuters witness and a media pool report. Repres...