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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." Obama spoke at a White House press conference with the Japanese prime minister the day after violence broke out 40 miles north ...

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2 HOURS AGO - ABC News

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Obama: 'No Excuse' For 'Senseless' Violence In Baltimore

President Obama condemned the violence in Baltimore Tuesday, saying there is "no excuse" for the violence, looting and arson that followed the funeral held for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old African American who died after suffering a spine injury in police custody earlier this month. "They're not protesting, they're not making a statement, they're stealing," Obama said in a joint press ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Obama On Baltimore: 'This Is Not New'

President Barack Obama on Tuesday addressed the eruption of protests and riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, condemning the violent demonstrations while acknowledging that the underlying problems plaguing the city are "not new" and will require national "soul-searching" to solve. During a press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama was asked by NBC News' Chris ...

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APR 25, 2015 - The Nation

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Two Senate Dems Challenge Obama: Release the TPP Text

President Obama this week stepped up pressure on his fellow Democrats to approve fast-track trade authority that would ease passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, at times strongly criticizing what he deemed “dishonest” claims—and Saturday, two leading Senate liberals responded. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown sent Obama a letter demanding that he release the bracketed negotiating text of TPP before ...

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APR 23, 2015 - New Yorker

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Warren Weinstein and the Long Drone War

“As President and Commander-in-Chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations,” President Obama said in a press conference at the White House on Thursday. Obama was announcing the news that C.I.A. drone strikes in Pakistan last January killed two hostages being held by Al Qaeda—Warren Weinstein, an American, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian—along with two American-born Al ...

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