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'I'm A Great Admirer,' Obama Tells Pope Francis

The president and the pope met for the first time Thursday at the Vatican. While the two men share views on some issues, the church has some problems with the president's health care program.
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U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain Over Syria And Iran

After visiting Rome, President Obama's next stop is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday. He will reassure Saudi officials that the U.S. is committed to security in the Gulf.
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Obama And Pope Meet For First Time At The Vatican

The elections of President Obama and Pope Francis made history — Obama as the first African-American U.S. president and the Argentine-born Jorge Bergoglio as the first non-European pope in centuries.
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Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

Every day, Mexicans are deported from the U.S. and dropped off all along the border. They end up in cities like Mexicali — cities that U.S. officials say are safer than other border cities.
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Panda Diplomacy: Michelle Obama Concludes Visit To China

The trip represented a sort of diplomatic change of pace from the usual issues of cyber espionage, trade spats and geopolitical competition that grab U.S.-China-related headlines.
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Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her

Initially, she ran from agents in her attempt to illegally enter the U.S. But after three days alone in the Arizona desert, Brenda lit a fire to get their attention. Her story is not uncommon.
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How Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Could Hurt Its Economy

President Vladimir Putin's swift move to annex Crimea has been popular among many Russians. But when it comes to Russia's economy, many analysts think the country's prospects are looking weaker.
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In Brussels, Obama Seeks Broader Support For Ukraine

President Obama is visiting the European Union and NATO headquarters in Brussels for talks that will likely be dominated by Russia and Afghanistan.
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With Elections Days Away, Suicide Bombs Sow Fear In Kabul

Taliban attacks have rocked some of Kabul's most guarded locations just days before Afghans vote in national elections, generating fear among foreigners and many Afghans connected to the vote.
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Egypt's Defense Minister Says He Will Run For President

Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says that he's resigned his military post and will run for president in July elections.

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