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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

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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

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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 after an overhaul of the government's flood insurance program two years ago

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Obama Says Scott Brown Should Head To Texas

President Barack Obama says New Hampshire has a ``great senator'' in Democrat Jeanne Shaheen but he'd be ``happy'' if her possible challenger, former Massachusetts Republican Sen.  Scott Brown, wants to move to Texas because moderate Republicans are needed in other parts of the country

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Millions Still Uninsured As Health Care Deadline Looms

 

As the deadline approaches to sign up for healthcare, one-third of Americans plan to remain uninsured.  That's according to a recent study by Bankrate.com, which showed most of those who plan to go without health insurance will do because they think it's too expensive. 

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Obama Meets With Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk At The White House
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Obama Meets With New Ukraine Prime Minister

President Obama is praising the courage of the Ukrainian people in standing up for democracy and self-destiny.  In a White House meeting with new Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Obama urged Congress to quickly wrap-up an aid package for Ukraine

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Obama Pushes Minimum Wage Increase

 

President Barack Obama says Congress should follow the lead of New England states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal rate.
 
    Obama says he pulled together what he called ``the justice league of governors'' at Central Connecticut State University because they are making sure work pays a decent wage.
 

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Tensions Ease But Putin Still Talking Tough

 Russia's Vladimir Putin is still talking tough on Ukraine -- but he has also helped ease tensions today.
 
    Putin says Russia has no intention to ``fight the Ukrainian people'' -- but he's reserving the right to use force in order to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine

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Obama Says Russian Invasion Violates International Law

 

President Obama is calling Russia's intervention in Ukraine a violation of both international law and Ukrainian sovereignty. 

The President's comments today come as the U.S. weighs possible sanctions against Russia for sending troops into the Crimean region

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Putin Undecided About Using Military Force In Ukraine

 

 

A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president is still deciding whether to send troops into Ukraine.

 Earlier today, the Russian parliament unanimously approved Putin's request to use the military until the situation in the region can be stabilized.  Putin'

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