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Obama Calls For Kinder World In Final UN Address

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Sep 25
In his final address to the United Nations, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an end to the persecution of gay people.

Meet the New Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden

NATIONAL | Sep 20
It's not as well known a post as other government positions, but the new Librarian of Congress is making history.

White House Says Obama Intends to Veto Sept. 11 Bill

LEGAL | Sep 13
The White House says President Barack Obama is intent on vetoing legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

Obama's Energy Legacy

PERSONAL TECH | By Seth Borenstein and Josh Lederman | Sep 6
Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency.

Obama Bans U.S. Imports of Slave-Produced Goods

CORPORATE | By Martha Mendoza | Feb 28
Federal officials are preparing to enforce an 86-year-old ban on importing goods made by children or slaves under new provisions of a law signed by President Barack Obama.

Obama Faces Political Puzzle in Naming Scalia Successor

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Hennessey and Mark Sherman | Feb 16
For most presidents, choosing a Supreme Court nominee is a puzzle. For President Barack Obama, the chance to pick a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia is more like a Gordian Knot.

Obama Seeks Cybersecurity Boost to Replace 'Ancient' Tech

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Feb 12
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.

Log Cabin Republicans: Obama Administration Ignoring Iran's Human Rights Abuses

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
Log Cabin Republicans accused the Obama administration of ignoring Iran's human rights abuses against gay people and other minorities in an ad unveiled March 20.

President's Budget Funds Domestic HIV & Hepatitis Programs

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 19
AIDS Service Organizations are pleased by President Barack Obama's new budget, which continues funding for HIV and Hepatitis prevention and funds the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at its current level.

White House Swings Behind Huge $1.1T Spending Bill

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 12
House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending.

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