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US budget negotiations 2016-17

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, averting government shutdown before midnight deadline; legislation heads to Obama - AP

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Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ, US

Federal legislation requiring review of controversial flight-path changes out of Phoenix airport is headed to President Obama's desk - AZ Central

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Southern Appalachia wildfires, November 2016

#BREAKING Bill Haslam asks Obama for disaster declaration post Gatlinburg fires https://t.co/NPODna6PS9 - @Tennessean

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Barack Obama

Statement: President Obama issues proclamation ordering flags be flown at half-staff until sunset in honor of John Glenn - @ZekeJMiller

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Barack Obama

President Obama to sign 21st Century Cures Act Tuesday, White House says; bill to provide biomedical research funding, combat opioid abuse

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Alaska, US

Obama administration announces actions, $30 million commitments to protect natural, cultural resources in Alaskan Arctic ocean - White House fact sheet

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2016 US elections

President Obama orders full review of cyber attacks on 2016 presidential election, report to be delivered before he leaves office - Reuters

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21st Century Cures Act

White House: President Obama to sign the 21st Century Cures Act on December 13 - @OKnox

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Barack Obama

President Obama on death of John Glenn: 'With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend' - @markknoller

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United States Senate

US Senate passes defense policy bill 92-7, heads to President Obama's desk - @LeoShane

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Trump appointments and nominations

Editor's note: Scott Pruitt, named today as Donald Trump's choice to run the EPA, is Oklahoma's attorney general and a former state legislator. He was elected attorney general in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Pruitt sued the Obama administration's EPA to halt regulations on carbon dioxide, ozone and mercury, the Clean Water Rule and more. - Tom

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US budget negotiations 2016-17

White House spokesman: Too soon to say if President Obama will sign budget continuing resolution; staff analyzing policy riders' 'consequences' and says White House officials 'certainly hope' to avoid shutdown - @BennettJohnT

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TIME 'Person of the Year' 2016

In TIME magazine interview, Donald Trump promises to 'work something out' for those currently protected under US President Obama's immigration executive orders

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Trump appointments and nominations

Donald Trump says he will be making some appointments and in at least 1 announced appointment, US President Obama has 'thought highly' of his picks - @ZekeJMiller

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World War II

Pres. Obama declares Dec. 7, 2016 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 'I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day' - ABC

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United States

President Obama during final national security speech: 'The United States of America is not a country that imposes religious tests as a price for freedom. We're a country that was founded so that people could practice their faiths as they choose. The Unites States of America is not a place where some citizens have to withstand greater scrutiny or carry a special ID card or prove that they're not an enemy from within. We're a country that has bled and struggled and sacrificed against that kind of discrimination and arbitrary rule.'

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United States

President Obama: 'We have to uphold the civil liberties that define us' as part of the fight against terror' - @markknoller

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Fight against Islamic State militants

President Obama on use of military force: 'Democracies should not operate in a state of permanently authorized war... Members of Congress should at least have the courage to show where they stand'

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

President Obama calls Guantanamo detention facility 'a blot on our national honor' and that Congress 'will be judged harshly' for blocking his efforts to shut it - @markknoller

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

President Obama on Guantanamo prison: 'We are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars to keep fewer than 60 people in a detention facility in Cuba'

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