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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

White House Apologizes for Not Notifying Congress About Prisoner Swap

The White House has apologized to key lawmakers for not notifying them in advance about the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the top Democrat and Republican respectively on the Senate Select committee on Intelligence, said White House officials called them Monday to say the lack of notification had been an oversight

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Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

White House: 60,000 Undocumented Minors In U-S

President Obama is putting together a group to handle America's growing influx of children who are entering the U.S. illegally and without family members to support them for the journey.

In a memo from the White House, the President calls the situation an "urgent humanitarian situation

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Anthony Foxx / Photo by Alex Wong /  Getty Images
Anthony Foxx / Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images

Fed. Transportation Fund Going Broke

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the federal highway trust fund will start drying up this summer. The transportation fund provides money for highway and bridge work across the U.S.

Lawmakers have been unable to agree on a plan to replenish the highway fund

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White House Goes Green

 

President Obama hopes to send a message that renewable energy is feasible for everyone. Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof.

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Rob Carr / Getty Images

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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MIT Conference To Focus On Privacy And Big Data

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the White House to host a conference on how to maintain privacy in the digital era.

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Obama Unveils Plans To Put Minority Boys On Path To Success

 President Barack Obama has launched and initiative called ``My Brother's Keeper.''
 
    Speaking at the White House, Obama said stronger efforts are needed to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers

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Obama Welcomes Mayors To White House

 

President Obama is welcoming mayors from across the country to the White House today. 

At a reception for the nearly 300 attending the 82nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Obama reminded city leaders there's a lot more work to be done to make sure every person has a chance to get ahead. 

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Getty Images -  Pres. Obama making Promise Zone announcement
Getty Images - Pres. Obama making Promise Zone announcement

President Obama Announces Five “Promise Zones”

President Obama is designating troubled neighborhoods in five cities as Promise Zones. 

In a White House event, the President said the new federal program will help address economic inequality

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Getty Images - Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray crafted budget deal that cleared the U.S. House on Thursday
Getty Images - Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray crafted budget deal that cleared the U.S. House on Thursday

Bipartisan Budget Deal Clears U.S. House

 

The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans.
 
    The 332-94 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where Republicans are more skeptical. But

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