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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Christmas tradition, Obama honors US military

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what’s become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make […]

12/26/2013

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President Obama to skip the Winter Olympics in Russia

President and Mrs. Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden will be skipping the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This marks the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics that the U.S. Olympic delegation will […]

12/18/2013

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Year after Newtown, gun control groups keep hope

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won’t lose the fight to reduce gun violence — no matter how long it takes. She is among a group of […]

12/11/2013

Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee and his son Jeffrey, left, as they leave San Francisco International Airport, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in San Francisco. Newman was detained in North Korea late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea, a visit that came six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas during the 1950-53 war. He was released from North Korea early Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

US vet Merrill Newman, 85, home from North Korea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks […]

12/07/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, chats with his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao before heading to their luncheon at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

Biden spotlights China treatment of US journalists

BEIJING (AP) — Casting a spotlight on China’s controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they’re treated by China’s government. Closing a […]

12/05/2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and U.S Vice President Joe Biden at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool)

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

BEIJING (AP) — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a […]

12/04/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Toru Yamanaka, Pool)

US voices solidarity with Japan on China air spat

TOKYO (AP) — Seeking to soothe an anxious ally, the U.S. voiced solidarity with Japan on Tuesday against China’s claim to airspace over disputed islands, vowing not to tolerate the aggressive move as U.S. Vice […]

12/03/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden salutes upon arriving at the Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Biden is in Tokyo to meet with Japan's prime minister and lawmakers for the first leg of his Asia tour that includes China and South Korea. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

VP Biden opens weeklong Asia trip with Tokyo stop

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has opened a weeklong trip to Asia aimed at showing the U.S. is still committed to increasing its engagement and influence in the region. Arriving in Tokyo […]

12/02/2013

In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, computer screens display a map showing the outline of China's new air defense zone in the East China on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing. While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast’s thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy. Despite efforts to forge deeper ties with China to make East Asia more stable, Beijing’s declaration of a maritime air defense zone has escalated its territorial dispute with U.S. ally Japan. The U.S. responded by flying B-52 bombers through the zone on a training mission Tuesday without informing Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Problems pile up in Asia for US policymakers

WASHINGTON (AP) – While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast’s thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play […]

11/27/2013

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Prospects brighten for small-scale budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the poisonous environment in Congress, chances are improving for a small-scale budget deal next month that would ease automatic spending decreases that threaten to cut more deeply into domestic programs and […]

11/25/2013

This Oct. 29, 2013 file photo shows people visiting the eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy as it burns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. President Barack Obama will visit the gravesite of John F. Kennedy and pay tribute to two signature initiatives begun by the slain president as the nation observes the 50th anniversary of his assassination in the coming week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama to lay wreath at Kennedy grave

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite and honor two of Kennedy’s lasting initiatives as the nation observes the 50th anniversary of his assassination in the coming week. Obama and […]

11/16/2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with five active duty service members at Molly Malone's on Barracks Row in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. From left are, Coast Guard Petty Officer Katie Cole, Navy Lt. Junior Grade Courtney Williams, Marine Corp. Jason Davis, the president, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Cynthia Gamez, the vice president and Army Sgt. First Class Angel Febus Munoz. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama lunches with US service members at Irish pub

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made an unannounced trip out for lunch with members of the military. The president and Vice President Joe Biden dined with active duty service members from each of the […]

11/12/2013

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