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Obama Signs Law Granting Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

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Congress will now be able to reject or approve a nuclear deal reached with Iran which is expected to be announced June 30

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Obama Looks To Make A Possible Trip To Cuba

“I know that he [Obama] would relish the opportunity to visit the island of Cuba, and Havana in particular,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, after taking a question from, what may be a first, a Cuban journalist

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White House Defends Strategy Against Islamic State

In an inteview with The Atlantic, Obama said that while there have been tactical setbacks against ISIS, ultimately it is because “these are not Iraqi security forces that we have trained or reinforced.”

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Senate Advances Trade Deal

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The Trade Promotion Authority, or fast-track, bill would now allow members to attach amendments which could still derail the bill before final passage

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Trove Of bin Laden Documents Released

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Among the documents is a letter to the American people in which Bin Laden taunts the US for engaging in its longest and most costly war.

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Obama To Coast Guard: Climate Change A National Security Threat

President Obama used the commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Wednesday to make the case that climate change is a threat to America’s national defense.

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White House Says ISIS Strategy Has Been Successful “Overall”

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“Are we going to light our hair on fire every time there’s a setback?” Earnest quipped.

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Tech Giants Push Obama To Protect Smartphone Encryption

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“Strong encryption is the cornerstone of the modern information economy’s security,” the letter to Obama reads.

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WH Bans Certain ‘Militarized’ Equipment From Local Police

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Obama’s executive order prohibits the distribution of weapons such as grenade launchers, high-caliber rifles and other “militarized” weapons to local police.

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President Obama Joins Twitter

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“Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,” Obama’s first tweet read.

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Senate Passes Fast-track Authority, Moves To Resistant House

The bill moves on to the lower chamber where it faces an inevitable battle from House Democrats.

Senate Rejects Currency Provision

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The failed provision is a win for President Obama who issued a veto threat over the entire fast-track bill if the amendment passed

UN: Women Disproportionately Affected by Nepal Earthquake

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Gender discrimination, a lack of maternal health facilities and poor security in temporary camps is making post-earthquake life difficult for Nepali women.

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UN data shows women disproportionately affected by the Nepal earthquake and Irish voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote today.

Obama Signs Law Granting Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

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Congress will now be able to reject or approve a nuclear deal reached with Iran which is expected to be announced June 30

Obama Reaffirms Support For Israel, Defends Iran Nuclear Action

“It would be a moral failing on my part if we did not stand up firmly, steadfastly not just on behalf of Israel’s right to exist, but its right to thrive and prosper,” Obama said .