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Pompeo Speech Lays Out Vision for Mideast, Taking Shots at Obama

Supported by Pompeo Speech Lays Out Vision for Mideast, Taking Shots at Obama Video Last month, President Trump announced that the U.S. won its fight in Syria and would be soon leaving. But his national security team has given different statements about the policy it believes the U.S. should pursue.Published ...

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Trump Takes Steps to Undo Obama Legacy on Labor

President Trump, who came into office courting labor unions and vowing to stand up for American workers, is taking a major step to alter the direction of federal labor policy, positioning the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a series of high-profile Obama-era decisions. The moves arrive after Mr. Trump’s ...

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Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES January 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected move long sought by the Cuban government. “Effective immediately, ...

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U.N. condemns Cuba embargo while Obama administration abstains

The United States has abstained for the first time in 25 years on a U.N. resolution condemning America’s economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed. (Oct. 26) AP This file photo taken on October 13, 2016 shows US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power speaking during ...

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Obama lifts restrictions on Cuban rum, cigars

Are they really that much better than other cigars? Bottles of Cuban Havana Club rum are displayed at the Rum Museum in Havana on June 8, 2016.(Photo: Desmond Boylan, AP) MIAMI — Attention U.S. travelers going abroad: You now can bring home all the Cuban rum and cigars you want. The Obama ...

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Obama, world leaders attend Shimon Peres funeral

President Obama was the final speaker at the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday. Obama said Peres ranked among the giants of the 20th century. (Sept. 30) AP The coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres is carried by members of the parliamentary guards ...

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Obama Administration Considers Arming Syrian Kurds Against ISIS

By ERIC SCHMITT September 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing a military plan to directly arm Syrian Kurdish fighters combating the Islamic State, a major policy shift that could speed up the offensive against the terrorist group but also sharply escalate tensions between Turkey and the United States. The ...

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