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Obama to bring thousands of Haitians to US

Thousands of Haitians who have been waiting to reunite with U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resident family members in the United States will now have a chance to do so -- up to two years before their immigrant visa for a green card may be issued. ...

Obama: US can't cut itself off from W. Africa

[caption id="attachment_26223" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus woul ...

Ebola Czar: Obama appoints political operative Ron Klain

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Ron Klain, former chief of staff to both Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, will be appointed to oversee government efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States. Klain left Biden's office in 2011 and wen ...

Obama White House rejects call for Ebola travel ban

[caption id="attachment_33005" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel ...

Obama authorizes US National Guard troops for African Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama signed an executive order that al ...

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice coul ...

ACLU lawyer given Justice Dept. civil rights post

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American Civil Liberties Union attorney was named Wednesday to be the acting head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Vanita Gupta, who has served for the past four years as deputy legal director of the ACLU and di ...

Shock! Obama cancels fundraiser to attend Ebola meeting

[caption id="attachment_22756" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cancelling political travel to meet with his Cabinet on the Ebola outbreak. The White House says Obama is calling off a p ...

Pentagon to factor climate change into decisions

A Pentagon report referred to the effects of climate change as "threat multipliers," which must be considered in military planning. The 20-page report, a "climate change adaptation roadmap" issued Monday, included a foreword by Defense Secretary Chuc ...

Obama blames world for not doing enough to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says "the world is not doing enough" to fight Ebola. Obama suggested to reporters Tuesday that he plans to reach out to foreign leaders to pressure them to do more. He spoke at the end of a meeting with U.S. a ...


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