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Former President Obama Speaks On Civic Engagement At The University Of Chicago

Obama to Young Leaders: Time to 'Take Up the Baton'

Barack Obama broke his post-White House silence to talk with students at the University of Chicago, telling them the most important thing he believes he can do in his next job is help the next generation of leaders

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Trump's 100-Day Goals Could Lead to a Shutdown

Desperate for a triumph ahead of President Trump’s 100th day in office, the White House is furiously pushing for another attempt at scrapping the nation’s health care law this week, setting its path toward a government shutdown

Sheryl Sandberg: 'I Dread Father's Day'

"I’m heartbroken that I was not able to give my children the stability of growing up with two parents," the Facebook COO told TIME in an interview about her new book, Option B, written after the sudden death of her husband

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Arkansas Is Preparing for Double Lethal Injections

The last time a state tried to execute two death row inmates in one day, the first execution was botched and the second one was rescheduled, leading to a prolonged legal fight that reached the U.S. Supreme Court


New Orleans Removes First of 4 Confederate Statues

New Orleans has begun removing statues that the city's mayor said were erected to honor the "lost cause of the Confederacy." The first to go was the Battle of Liberty statue, an obelisk that was built to commemorate an insurrection led by a group of white citizens


Nikki Haley Isn't Ruling Out Strike on N. Korea

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, isn't ruling out a U.S. strike against North Korea if Pyongyang tests another nuclear device. In television interviews, Haley praised China's involvement in trying to pressure North Korea


Defense Secretary Mattis Makes Trip to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops. Kabul was the final stop on a weeklong tour that was intended to bolster relations with allies and partners

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Philippines' Duterte Accused in Drug Killings

A Filipino lawyer has presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he says contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects


South Korea: North Could Conduct Nuclear Test Soon

South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test, or a test launch of an ICBM, around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday. China's Xi Jinping told Trump to "exercise restraint"

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CNN Anchor Says Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her

CNN co-anchor Alisyn Camerota said she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes, the former Fox News CEO who resigned last year amidst similar allegations from other women. She went public with her story because of Bill O'Reilly's recent dismissal from Fox

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Venezuela's President Seeks Fresh Talks With Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has sought fresh opposition talks and endorsed local elections as he braces for further protests. Calls for early presidential elections and Maduro's resignation have resounded through weeks of political unrest in Venezuela