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President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday in Selma, Ala.
President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday in Selma, Ala.
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Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities.

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President Barack Obama at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia, S.C. Friday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia, S.C. Friday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Ferguson police racial bias not an isolated case, Obama says

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- President Barack Obama said the racial discrimination in Ferguson, Missouri, extends beyond that city's police department, and that law enforcement changes are a prime focus in the civil rights movement.

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Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington DC.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington DC. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Homeland Security funding clears House without strings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.

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President Barack Obama, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office May 19.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
President Barack Obama, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office May 19. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday. (AP Photo/Marc Sellem, Pool)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday. (AP Photo/Marc Sellem, Pool)
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Israel’s Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.

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Singer Aretha Franklin, left, hugs outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, as President Barack Obama applauds.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Singer Aretha Franklin, left, hugs outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, as President Barack Obama applauds. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Aretha Franklin is surprise guest at emotional Eric Holder farewell

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise.

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Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the House floor Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the House floor Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Congress tries one-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

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Russian police with the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader in Red Square Saturday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian police with the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader in Red Square Saturday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure

MOSCOW (AP) -- Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool, File)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool, File)
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Netanyahu visit ‘destructive’ to relations, top Obama aide says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top adviser to President Barack Obama sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to address Congress next week, calling the move "destructive" to the ties between the U.S. and Israel.

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President Barack Obama signs documents in the Oval Office Thursday.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama signs documents in the Oval Office Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Designating monuments, Obama touts conservation as US ideal

CHICAGO (AP) -- Designating the country's newest national monuments, President Barack Obama said Thursday that protecting places of natural beauty and historic significance is a truly American ideal.

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