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Army Vet Awarded Medal Of Honor
President Obama is honoring a U.S. Army veteran for heroism in Afghanistan. Former Sergeant Kyle J. White is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.
In a White House ceremony, he was honored for conspicuous gallantry during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan&a…
Jobs Climb In April
There are fresh signs today that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.
The Labor Department says employers added 288,000 jobs in April.
The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent. While that's the lowest level in five years, it was due mainly to the exodus…
President Obama Urged To Intervene In Zohydro Controversy
Fall River Mayor William A. Flanagan is asking President Obama to intervene in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of the painkiller Zohydro.
In a letter released Monday, Flanagan urged the president to ask FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to either order San Diego-based drugmaker …
Obama and Biden Announce Job Training Program
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are touting job training programs. Speaking at a community college in Pennsylvania, the President said more people need to be trained for better jobs. He unveiled plans to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for job training programs...
President And First Lady Pay $98,000 In Income Taxes
The White House says President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid just over $98,000 in taxes on income of nearly half a million dollars last year.
The couple's 2013 income tax returns were posted on the White House website four days before the tax filing deadline...
President Cheers Enrollment Numbers On Healthcare.gov
President Obama is applauding a milestone in the evolution of the Affordable Care Act.  A last-minute surge pushed enrollment in HealthCare.gov to more than seven-million people.  Speaking in the Rose Garden, the President said millions of people have been able to find quality, affordable …
Obama Meets With Pope Francis
President Obama calls his meeting with Pope Francis extremely moving. 
In Rome, the President said he and the Pope share common goals of improving the quality of life for millions of people around the world. 
Obama and the Pontiff met for nearly an hour at the Vatican...
Red Sox Headed To The White House
The Boston Red Sox will be celebrating their World Series championship with President Barack Obama next week.
 
    The White House announced Tuesday the president has invited the team for a ceremony on April 1. The Red Sox open their season against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden …
New Law Provides Flood Insurance Relief
President Barack Obama has signed a new law that will give hundreds of thousands of homeowners living in flood-prone areas relief from big jumps in insurance costs.
 
    Lawmakers from both parties supported the measure in response to angry homeowners who faced sharp premium hikes…

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