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Obama power plant rules face key test in court

WASHINGTON The centerpiece of President Barack Obama's climate change strategy faced a key test on Tuesday as conservative appeals court judges questioned whether his administration overstepped its legal authority under an air pollution law to make sweeping changes to the U.S. electric sector.

Opponents of Saudi 9/11 bill keep up fight ahead of veto override vote

WASHINGTON Opponents of a bill that would allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia's government over the Sept. 11 attacks kept up their fight against the measure on Tuesday, a day before the U.S. Senate is expected to oppose President Barack Obama's veto, allowing the bill to become law.

Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked high-profile protests from Native Americans but urged tribal leaders to use the spotlight to continue pushing for recognition even after he leaves office.

Palmer accorded statesman-like status as tributes flow

CHASKA, Minnesota Very few figures from the sports world have been mourned as great statesmen or global leaders but iconic golfer Arnold Palmer was accorded that status with U.S. President Barack Obama leading the tributes on Monday.

Obama says new black history museum tells story of America

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval.

Image purported to be Michelle Obama's passport posted online

WASHINGTON An image purported to be a scanned copy of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama’s passport was leaked online on Thursday alongside personal emails said to belong to a low-level White House staffer who worked with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.


Do not vote for 'demagogue' Trump, USA Today tells its readers

WASHINGTON Branding Donald Trump a "dangerous demagogue," USA Today on Thursday urged its readers not to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, but added that it was not endorsing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton either.