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Jan 12 2017

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that celebrated their partnership over eight years in office. | Video

Jan 12 2017

Biden knocks Trump for Nazi reference, criticism of intelligence agencies

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday criticized President-elect Donald Trump for comparing the U.S. intelligence establishment to Nazi Germany and said it was damaging to the United States' standing in the world to denigrate agencies that protect the nation.

Jan 12 2017

Biden knocks Trump for Nazi reference, intelligence community criticism

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 Vice President Joe Biden criticized President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday for comparing the U.S. intelligence establishment to Nazi Germany and said it was damaging to the United States' standing in the world to denigrate agencies that protect the nation.

Jan 11 2017

Obama pushes values and prods Trump in final, emotional address

(The story refiles, to fix quote in 14th paragraph to read "middle-aged white guy," not "middle-aged white man"; read "has seen his world," not "who's seen his world"; add dropped word "and") | Video

Jan 10 2017

Obama to use farewell address to burnish legacy, look ahead

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 President Barack Obama will give a farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday in an effort to burnish his legacy, encourage demoralized supporters and prod the incoming Trump administration to keep some of his signature achievements in place.

Jan 06 2017

In emotional farewell speech, Michelle Obama praises diversity

WASHINGTON First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned case for embracing diversity and welcoming all religious groups on Friday in a not-so-veiled message to her husband's successor two weeks ahead of Inauguration Day. | Video

Jan 04 2017

Obama to deliver farewell address in Chicago on January 10

HONOLULU U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a farewell address on Jan. 10 to reflect on his time in office and say thank you to his supporters, he said in an email statement released on Monday.

Dec 29 2016

U.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks

HONOLULU/WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their involvement in hacking U.S. political groups in the 2016 presidential election. | Video

Dec 28 2016

On Pearl Harbor visit, Abe pledges Japan will never wage war again

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic visit to Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, commemorating the victims of Japan's World War Two attack and promising that his country would never wage war again. | Video

Dec 16 2016

Obama says China would not take change in U.S. policy on Taiwan lightly

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said on Friday it was fine for President-elect Donald Trump to review Washington's "one-China" policy toward Taiwan, but he cautioned that a shift could lead to significant consequences in the U.S. relationship with Beijing. | Video

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