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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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Obama on Black Lives Matter: “We As a Society, Particularly Given Our History, Have to Take This Seriously”

POTUS says concerns of activists are legitimate issues we have to addresss

President Obama opens up about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the…

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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

Vice president says the window for a successful campaign has closed

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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[Video] President Obama Visits Federal Prison for VICE Special

For the first time in history, the president steps behind prison walls for a close-up look at the impact of imprisonment.

In a special report “Fixing the System” cameras look on as President Obama takes an…

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#UNGA: ISIS, Diplomacy, and Combatting Extremists Top Topics at UN General Assembly

Leaders focus on terrorism, ISIS, and peacekeeping strategies among the nations

This week, more than 150 leaders are networking and discussing issues that impact the world…

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National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking…

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Is School Diversity a Priority for Obama?

Desegregating America’s schools remains low on the president’s agenda

The Obama administration, despite implementing several broad initiatives to improve school issues, has not…

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#Remembering911: Today Marks 14th Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks

President Obama leads moment of silence, will meet with military service members in afternoon

Today, at the minute of the 9/11 attack in New York City, President Barack Obama…

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[Op Ed] President Obama’s Iran Deal Ensures American Security and Prevents War

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a sound agreement

The JCPOA is not built on trust – it’s built on verification. Under the agreement,…

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President Obama’s New Executive Order Could Affect More Than 300,000 Workers

POTUS fights for federal contractors to offer employees extended paid sick leave

President Obama unveils new executive order that will require federal contractors to offer employees up…

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President Obama Seals Iran Deal with Maryland Senator’s Vote

Ten Democratic 'hold outs' remain, as White House pushes for more support

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced support for President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal today, sealing a…

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Alaska Journey: President Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit the Arctic

POTUS discusses environmental issues and renames tallest U.S. peak

President Obama sets out to Alaska to discuss environmental issues and plans to rename tallest…

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Nation Commemorates Women’s Equality Day

Valerie Jarrett, senior presidential advisor, hosts Twitter chat to talk issues

Today, Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, as declared by the White House, commemorating 95…

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Black Church Leaders Embark on Israel Visit

Iran deal among issues part of efforts by COGIC leaders

According to reports, Christian leaders from metro Detroit with the largest African-American religious group left…

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Hero on Paris-Bound Train a Senior at Cal State

College student becomes a hero in France

Anthony Sadler, a college senior, helped his two friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone subdue…

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