Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory
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Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s latest accusation against President Barack Obama — that he’s putting U.S. enemies ahead of America’s own people — is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate of any major political party. Trump spent the first days following the Orlando nightclub massacre hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even … Continue reading

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Politics / U.S. News

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is running out of time and options to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, so officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible and considering novel legal strategies that include allowing some men to strike plea deals by video-teleconference. Another option would be to send … Continue reading

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board
Education / National / Politics

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won’t have a vote. Mary Lou Bruner lost her Republican primary runoff for a seat on the powerful Texas State Board … Continue reading

Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills
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Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday May 15, urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump. Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers … Continue reading

Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya
Technology

Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with French, British, Italian and German leaders in Hannover next week for discussions expected to touch on Syria, Libya, the Islamic State group and migration, European officials said Wednesday. Obama, French leader Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron and Italy’s Matteo Renzi will attend … Continue reading

Europe / International News / Politics

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president is traveling to Washington for a security summit but has no meeting scheduled with President Barack Obama. Observers in Poland say controversial government policies may be the reason. President Andrzej Duda’s schedule, released Tuesday, Mar.29, includes no meetings with Obama or any key U.S. politicians. Poland’s top security official, … Continue reading

Fidel Castro to Obama: We don’t need your ‘presents’
Latin America & the Caribbean

Fidel Castro to Obama: We don’t need your ‘presents’

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that “we don’t need the empire to give us any presents.” The 1,500-word letter in state media titled “Brother Obama” was Castro’s first response to the … Continue reading