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Asked and Answered: An 11-Year-Old Daughter of An Incarcerated Individual Shares Her Story

March 30, 2016

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President or a Senior Administration Official and an American who wrote him. If you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

Among the 2.2 million people incarcerated in state and federal prisons, more than half are parents of children below the age of 18.

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Leading the Way on Data Innovation

March 30, 2016

I had the honor to speak at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in San Jose, CA today. This Big Data conference brings together thousands of the smartest people in the tech and data world to share best practices in data science in the private, non-profit and public sectors. As “America’s Data Agency,” the U.S. Commerce Department plays a key role in providing the data that serves as the foundation for many of the innovations we see coming out of the private sector.

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Latest Census Data on Educational Attainment Shows Women Lead Men in College Completion

March 30, 2016

The following is a  cross blog post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Random Samplings Blog

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President Obama Has Now Commuted the Sentences of 248 Individuals

March 30, 2016

Today, the President announced 61 new grants of commutation to individuals serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws. More than one-third of them were serving life sentences. To date, the President has now commuted the sentences of 248 individuals – more than the previous six Presidents combined. And, in total, he has commuted 92 life sentences.

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Announcing the 2016 White House Science Fair

March 30, 2016

President Barack Obama gets down on his hands and knees as he looks at the inner workings of a robot that plays soccer, built by a team from Blue Bell, Pa., as he tours science projects on display in the State Dining Room of the White House. President Obama hosted the White House Science Fair for winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. October 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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If Revenue isn’t the True Measure of Start-Up Success, What Is?

March 30, 2016

You’ve been in business for three months and have reached your first revenue goal – success! Unfortunately, revenue alone isn’t a true indicator of business success.
Why Revenue...

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President Obama Is Taking More Steps to Address the Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic

March 29, 2016

Today, as part his efforts to escalate the fight against the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic, the President will join individuals in recovery, family members, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

At the event, he'll take questions from Justin Luke Riley, President of the Young People in Recovery group:

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Honoring the Contributions of Women to the Defense of Our Nation

March 28, 2016

This was originally posted on the Department of Defense's blog DODLive. You can view the original post here. 

Last week, I visited the United States Military Academy at West Point and spoke to the 4,400 cadets there who will help lead our force of the future. I thanked them for answering the noble call of service and for embracing the awesome responsibility of leadership.

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Welcoming All Americans to the 138th White House Easter Egg Roll

March 27, 2016

Since President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama entered the White House in 2009, they have embraced the idea of making the White House “The People’s House,” opening it to individuals from many backgrounds and walks of life. Over the last seven years, more than 4.95 million people have visited the White House, and tomorrow nearly 35,000 will join the First Family on the South Lawn as they hosted their last Easter Egg Roll.

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6 Low Cost Ways to Test your Business Idea

March 27, 2016

So you’ve got a great idea for a new product or solution and you think it’ll be a sure-fire hit.
Not so fast. To find out if your idea has traction, you need to test it.
It’s an...

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