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Obama Visits Netherlands Embassy, Offers Condolences

193 Dutch citizens, including an infant, were killed on Malaysian Flight 17, more citizens killed than any other country.

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Obama Awards Medal Of Honor For Valor In 2008 Battle Of Wanat

Army Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, 28, is the ninth living recipient of the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Obama Signs Order To Ban LGBT Discrimination Among Federal Contractors

“I’m going to do what I can with the authority I have to act,” Obama said in a signing ceremony.

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Obama Pushes For Access To MH17 Crash Site

“What are they trying to hide?” Obama asked, in reference to suspicious behavior from pro-Russia separatists.

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Obama: Plane Shot Down From Separatist-Controlled Area

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“The eyes of the world are on eastern Ukraine and we are going to make sure that the truth is out,” Obama said.

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Biden Says U.S. Will Send Officials To Ukraine To Determine Downed Flight’s Cause

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Speaking by phone, Biden signaled support on behalf of the United States to assist in the ongoing investigation as to how and why the plane crashed in eastern Ukraine.

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Obama: Downed Flight “Looks Like A Terrible Tragedy”

Obama said the first priority is determining if Americans were on board.

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WH: Putin, Obama Discussed Downed Malaysian Plane

President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Both the Kremlin and the White House confirmed the discussion on Thursday, with the White House saying that Putin informed Obama of the news.

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Obama Orders More Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

The new sanctions will prevent U.S. economic markets from interacting with two energy institutions and another two major banking institutions in Russia.

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Obama: Lawsuit A Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars

“Keep in mind it’s your money that they’re going to be spending,” Obama told an audience in McLean, Virginia.

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Hamburg Is Destroyed, Nixon’s “Kitchen Debate”, And Congress Kicks Out Jim Traficant

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

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● EPA plan for Four Corners haze survives review

● Regulators blitz foreclosure relief scammers

● FOIA suit seeks clemency program documents

● GOP plan raids low-income families

● Human smugglers caught in ICE net

● Birds threatened by football stadium

UN: Rockets Found In Gaza School ‘Have Gone Missing’

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The U.N.’s Palestine relief agency said it followed protocol in notifying local Palestinian authorities of the discovered weapons.

Hagel Offers To House Additional Undocumented Children, Extend Base Leases

The Pentagon currently houses 2,500 undocumented children, on three military bases, who have fled Central America where crime is on the rise.

Pentagon: Russia Continues To Supply Weapons To Separatists

Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that Russia continues to supply the Ukrainian separatists with weapons and “includes training on air defense systems.”

IRS Stopped Internal Lerner Email Investigation

“We have gone out of our way not to talk to anyone that they might potentially want to interview about what happened three years ago when the hard drives crashed,” said Koskinen.