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President Obama Proposes New ‘First Job’ Funding

Aims at connecting young people to skills training that starts careers

President Obama has released details of his plan to invest billions of the FY 2017…

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Sen. Rubio Is Really Upset About President Obama’s Mosque Visit

The GOP presidential candidate criticized President Obama's first mosque visit as "pitting people against each other"

On Wednesday, President Obama journeyed to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, one of the country’s…

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Computer Science Is Coming to a School Near You

President Obama pledges $4 billion in funding

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and computer science. That’s the gist of the president’s remarks about how…

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President Obama Expands Efforts to Close Pay Gap, Calls For Salary Release

Companies with 100 or more employees to send salary information to federal government

On the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, President Obama announces new regulations that…

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Practice is deemed overused and having the potential for horrible psychological consequences

No juveniles will face solitary confinement in federal prison, and maximumn time in solitude has…

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President Obama Gives $80 Million to Flint Water Crisis

Obama calls the crisis an "inexcusable" situation

The federal government gives $80 million to Michigan to help with the Flint water crisis.

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Kapor Capital Announces Diversity and Inclusion ‘Founders Commitment’

Kapor Capital launches major diversity and inclusion effort

New startups and companies already part of Kapor Capital’s portfolio are asked to take part…

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Does President Obama Support HBCUs?

His answer to a student's question has caused others to wonder

“We don’t live in a society where African Americans are restricted in what colleges they…

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U.S. Department of Transportation Maps Out Plan For Self-Driving Vehicles

U.S. Secretary of Transportation outlines DOT's plans for self-driving vehicles

The federal government is preparing America’s roadways for autonomous, self-driving vehicles.

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Top 4 Moments From Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Best friend Biden, the Osama moment, and The Dress

Republicans have spent the last eight years pushing a narrative that casts President Obama as…

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More Are Graduating But Fewer Are Going to College

Greater numbers of disadvantaged students are getting diplomas

Recently released numbers out of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center suggest that college enrollment…

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Preview: Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Here's what to watch for during President Obama's final SOTU address

Many of the prominent politicians attending tonight’s address will be accompanied by guests who personify…

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[DC Report] Obama Unveils New Gun Control Plan

The POTUS has vowed to take executive action to expand gun control laws

President Barack Obama has just unveiled his new gun control plan, promising to take unprecedented…

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John King Jr. applauds outgoing education secretary Arne Duncan

John King Jr. Ready to Succeed Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education

He’s optimistic about ESSA and the power of school to help kids in need

Jan.1, John King assumes the role of Acting Secretary of the Department of Education, succeeding…

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Owe Uncle Sam? You May Have to Give Up Your Passport

Delinquent tax debt could mean your international travel plans are in jeopardy

President Obama signed the 5-year infrastructure spending bill that adds a new section in IRS…

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Every Student Succeeds Act Becomes Law

New bill shows promise, but can states be trusted?

The House and Senate have passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, and President Obama has…

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13th Amendment Anniversary: President Obama Discusses Bigotry Today

Nod at Trump's anti-Muslim comments inferred but White House confirms it's not direct response

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment, and President Obama spoke at a…

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President Obama Pledges $118 Million to Help Girls and Women of Color

Research institutions partnering with White House to address education and career development issues

Five-year funding initiative called Prosperity Together devotes funds to low-income women with more from the…

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Baltimore Welcomes President Obama’s TechHire Initiative

President Obama's TechHire initiative kicks off in Baltimore with the goal of training and placing the disadvantaged and at-risk in well--paying tech jobs

U.S. chief technology officer and other senior officials traveled to Baltimore as part of the…

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Howard University’s Student Dream Homecoming Pitch Competition

8 students compete to develop viable startup ideas

Student Dream partnered with Howard University to present a pitch competition at which eight students…

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