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Obama To Extend College Aid Grants To Some Prison Inmates

More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.

07/31/2015

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Administration Wants To Give Prisoners Access To Pell Grants

Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.

07/28/2015

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Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income Homes

Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.

07/15/2015

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Obama Commutes Sentences Of 46 Convicts

President Barack Obama is cutting the prison sentences of 46 convicts as part of a broader effort to make the criminal justice fairer and ease the punishment of those serving more time than their crimes warranted.

07/13/2015

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D.C. Stop Of Pope Francis Trip Includes White House, Congress

The itinerary for Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States was released Tuesday. His first stop is DC and the planning is underway.

06/30/2015

CAMP DAVID, MD - MAY 14: U.S. President Barack Obama talks to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, during a working lunch at the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. summit on May 14, 2015 at Camp David, Maryland. Obama hosted leaders from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Amirates and Oman to discuss a range of issues including the Iran nuclear deal. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Convenes Camp David Summit With Gulf State Leaders

President Barack Obama and leaders from six Gulf nations were gathering at Camp David Thursday to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge.

05/14/2015

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Park Surrounding Camp David Partly Closed During Summit

The national park surrounding Camp David says some roads, trails and picnic areas will be closed during President Barack Obama’s meeting there with high-ranking officials of six Arab nations.

05/13/2015

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Obama: Amtrak Derailment ‘A Tragedy That Touches Us All’

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the deadly derailment of Amtrak Train 188 was “a tragedy that touches us all.” He promised a thorough investigation.

05/13/2015

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Trade Offers Contrast Between Obama, Senate Democrats

Senators of both parties worked Wednesday to revive trade legislation that’s a top priority for President Barack Obama, a day after Obama’s fellow Democrats repudiated him nearly unanimously on the issue.

05/13/2015

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Obama: Stereotypes On Left, Right A Hurdle To Ending Poverty

It wasn’t your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions.

05/12/2015

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U.S. To Add Second Layer Of Steel Spikes To White House Fence

Starting Friday, the White House is beefing up security around its perimeters. This, after a series of trespassers have penetrated the White House grounds, posing security threats.

05/07/2015

BALTIMORE, USA - APRIL 29: A woman pleads for protestors to go home when the curfew goes into effect rather than risk arrest in Baltimore, USA on April 29, 2015. Protests following the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody have turned violent with people throwing debris at police and media and burning cars and businesses. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Obama Aide, Baltimore Native Says Worst May Be Over

The leader of President Barack Obama’s initiative for minority males says it has been painful to watch violence and looting in his native Baltimore.

04/30/2015

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