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Chatter: Obama goes West (Bank)

President Barack Obama receives a cooler welcome in the West Bank than in Israel, Cyprus has to decide on a plan B, South Korea tries to track down its hackers, and Indian pupils cheat, a lot.
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President Barack Obama receives a cooler welcome in the West Bank than in Israel, Cyprus has to decide on a plan B, South Korea tries to track down its hackers, and Indian pupils cheat, a lot.
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Chatter: 'These tragedies must end,' Obama tells Newtown

President Obama addresses Newtown in the wake of America's latest gun tragedy, police foil a plot to bomb South Africa's ruling party convention, and Silvio Berlusconi is getting married. Again.
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President Obama addresses Newtown in the wake of America's latest gun tragedy, police foil a plot to bomb South Africa's ruling party convention, and Silvio Berlusconi is getting married. Again.
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'Tragedies must end,' Obama tells Newtown, Connecticut memorial service (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to "use whatever power this office holds" to stop massacres like that at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

Chatter: Four more years for President Barack Obama

Barack Obama isn't leaving the White House any time soon - and in other news, Syria is still at war and Greece is still in trouble.

Syria war: Did Obama call Syrian President Bashar al Assad a reformer?

Mitt Romney's campaign has repeatedly blasted President Barack Obama for calling Syrian President Bashar al Assad a "reformer." Is that accurate?

Obama and Romney are missing the point on Libya


Commentary: If US and allies had backed African Union mediation plan, Libya would be a different country today.
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Libyan leader Muammar Ghadaffi speaks during the 13th African Union summit of heads of state and government in Sirte in 2009. Had the US followed the guidelines of the organization in its dealings with Ghadaffi, Libya may have been a far more peaceful place than it is today. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)
Libya has experienced a surge in violence and instability after Gaddafi's death. What better policies could have been followed in dealing with a post-Gaddafi Libya?
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Is this election really all about race and national identity?

Many see Obama’s policies of inclusion as undermining whites’ view of citizenship.
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US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shake hands following the second presidential debate at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
Do Mitt Romney's economic policies represent a movement away from a shared national identity?
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Firestorm erupts over Obama bear hug photo

It's not the first time a member of the first family has found him or herself off the ground and in the arms of a stranger.
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US President Barack Obama is picked up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, Sept. 9, 2012, during the second day of a 2-day bus tour across Florida. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
"I was overwhelmed when I saw him," Van Duzer said.
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Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes in court

"In the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy," President Barack Obama told Aurora last night.

Colorado wildfires: 2 deaths reported, disaster declared

President Barack Obama toured the affected areas today.
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