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Turkey Pardoning Set For Next Wednesday

It will mark the 68th pardoning ceremony.

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Obama Says He Will Veto Bill To Halt Syrian Refugees

The legislation will “only to create significant delays and obstacles in the fulfillment of a vital program that satisfies both humanitarian and national security objectives,” the WH said.

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Obama Calls On China To Stop Land Reclamation In South China Sea

China and other Southeast Asian countries lay claim in the South China Sea. While the U.S. does not take a stance on territorial disputes, it wants to preserve freedom of navigation in the area.

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Obama: U.S. Will Continue Purchasing Oil From Iran

“In the Joint Plan of Action … the United States committed to allow oil purchases from Iran to continue at the levels that prevailed at that time,” Obama said in a statement.

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Secret Service Director Apologizes For Chaffetz Leak

Clancy said the agents misconduct was “inexcusable and unacceptable.”

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Broadway Comes To The White House


Michelle Obama took the opportunity to emphasize the power of a good education to young actors.

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Obama: Paris Attacks Are An ‘Attack On All Of Humanity’

President Obama delivers remarks following a mass shooting at an Oregon community college on Thursday, October 1.

Photo: William McDonald TRNS

“Obviously, those of us here in the United States know what it’s like,” Obama said, referencing past terrorist attacks in the U.S.

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White House Briefing Notes – Nov. 12, 2015

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The Islamic State, Burma’s elections, the South China Sea, the plane crash in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula and other topics were discussed. Read more here.

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Obama To Appeal Immigration Ruling To Supreme Court

President Obama speaking at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. February 5th, 2014.

The plan would grant up to 5 million undocumented immigrants work permits and expand eligibility for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

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Senate Passes Defense Policy Bill, Prohibits Guantanamo Transfers To U.S.

The Pentagon

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the President will sign the bill, despite the Guantanamo stipulations.

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Friday, November 27

● 24 more American terrorists added to list

● Tips for year-end charity giving

● Fortune’s path isn’t paved with licked envelopes

● Who watches the watchdog?

● Manatees no match for lobbyists and politicians

● FOIA suit seeks expense records for Obama protection

The World in 2:00 – November 25, 2015

The World in 2:00

The U.N. warns that political crisis in Burundi is dragging the country toward civil war.

DHS Releases Video On Refugee Vetting Process

Refugees wait for food deliveries at Syria's Yarmouk camp. February 26,2014. UN Photo/UNRWA.

“We can continue to ensure our own security, while doing our share to welcome refugees fleeing violence,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said.

Wednesday, November 25

● USPIRG releases 30th annual toy safety report

● 86,000 Syrian immigrants live in the U.S.

● Atheist “nativity” celebrates Bill of Rights

● Doctors endorse wider use of generic drugs

● Post office starts “Letters FROM Santa”

● Girls’ toy list: Barbie soars as Frozen fades