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The President Addresses the Nation on a U.S. Counterterrorism Operation in January:

Thu, 2015-04-23 09:49

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 23, 2015, regarding the January U.S. Government counterterrorism operation against Al-Qaida that killed hostages Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al-Qaida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national held by Al-Qaida, since 2012.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Happy Earth Day: Here's What You Said You're Fighting For

Wed, 2015-04-22 19:44

Earlier this week, we asked White House email subscribers to share a photo of the outdoors spot that they would fight to protect from the effects of climate change. Today, we sent the following message to the White House email list highlighting some of the amazing responses we received. 
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10 Animals the President’s Trade Deal Will Help Protect from Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Wed, 2015-04-22 19:28

What’s a pangolin? 
A “walking pinecone”? A modern-day dinosaur? Your Google Earth Day Quiz result? There are lots of different ways to describe the pangolin — a cat-sized, scaly creature that lives in Southeast Asia and Africa. But here’s one indisputable fact about the pangolin: It is the most trafficked animal in the world.

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You’re Invited: A White House Social for the Japan Arrival Ceremony

Wed, 2015-04-22 18:09

Next week, President Obama and Vice President Biden will welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States -- and we want you to join.
The Prime Minister will begin his U.S. visit with an arrival ceremony on the White House South Lawn the morning of April 28. Arrival ceremonies began during the Kennedy Administration and have evolved into the traditional way to welcome visiting world leaders. 

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Historic Photos: A Look Back at Presidential and Cabinet Trips to the Everglades

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:40

Today, in honor of Earth Day, President Obama is traveling to the Everglades – the tropical wetlands in the southern part of Florida.

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Follow Along: Earth Day 2015

Wed, 2015-04-22 10:33

President Obama celebrated Earth Day this week by visiting the Florida Everglades where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world. While there, he sat down with Bill Nye the Science Guy to discuss that threat, conservation, and science education in America. Watch that conversation below:

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Second City Only in Nickname

Wed, 2015-04-22 00:00

It is an understatement to say I love Chicago. I love visiting it.  It is where I first lived as a young adult right after college and grad school and where I met my beautiful and smart wife, hi...

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How to be a Green Business on Earth Day and Every Day

Wed, 2015-04-22 00:00

Today is Earth Day! Dating back to 1970, Earth Day is only observed for one day in April, but your small business can act socially and environmentally...

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First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Plans to Honor 2015 Graduating Seniors

Tue, 2015-04-21 20:52

This morning, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that she will deliver commencement addresses at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Preparatory High School (King College Prep) in Chicago, Illinois.
All three schools are doing their part to answer the President’s call to ensure that America has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. 
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President Obama Honors the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion

Tue, 2015-04-21 18:52

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This afternoon, President Obama welcomed 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing Team on the White House South Lawn. The event continued the President’s tradition of honoring athletes and teams for their efforts to give back to their communities.

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