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Obama Greeted Warmly On First Presidential Trip To Kenya

The visit has a personal resonance for the president, whose father was born there. He is expected to discuss trade and security issues.
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Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

The U.S. now has permission to use a Turkish air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, U.S. officials say.
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Apology Demanded For Mustard Gas Experiment Subjects

Members of Congress have written to the Secretary of Defense asking him to tell black, Puerto Rican and Japanese American soldiers that they were unjustly chosen to be poisoned in experiments in WWII.
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Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's harsh description of immigrants has galvanized his base of supporters. He says he wants tougher border restrictions.
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Obama Actions Would Likely Protect Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Marc Rosenblum, the author of a new Migration Policy Institute study that found Obama's executive actions could protect some 87 percent from deportation.
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Turkey Agrees To Allow Use Of Its Soil For Airstrikes Against ISIS

Ankara has okayed allied airstrikes from its airbase near Syria against the self-declared Islamic State. State-run television also says Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes.
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Obama Administration Officials Defend Iran Nuclear Deal Before Senate

Secretaries Kerry, Munoz and Lew defend the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill Thursday before a panel that includes several skeptical lawmakers, including two Republican presidential candidates.
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As Iran Awaits Sanctions Relief, U.S. Raises Concerns About Lost Leverage

Once inspectors determine that Iran is abiding by a nuclear deal, United Nations and European Union sanctions will be lifted. But some Iranians will remain on U.S. sanctions lists.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive against Islamic State forces.
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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

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