United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...define the rules of the road for the Asia-Pacific region," said U.S. Trade Rep. Michael Froman.For President Barack Obama, the trade deal is a major victory on a centerpiece of his international agenda.Obama has pursued the pact against...
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Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

...proposal opens a 15-day public comment period before the final contest submission is due to HUD Oct. 27.President Barack Obama, in his recent three-day visit to the state, focused almost entirely on climate change and how temperatures are...
Oregon shooter rants in manifesto about no girlfriend

...Monday, some faculty, staff and students returned to the campus for the first time since the shooting, while President Barack Obama announced he will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with victims' families.Classes do not resume at Umpqua...
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US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

...his recommendations on the future of the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan. A key question is whether President Barack Obama will alter his plan for reducing the U.S. troop presence from its current level of about 9,800 to leave only an...
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Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued a phone interview.Emergency shelters were being opened around the state for displaced residents, and President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina.Along the coast, rainfall had exceeded two feet since Friday in some...
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No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...the GOP - after the Senate approved it by a 78-20 tally earlier in the day. The votes sent the bill to President Barack Obama for his signature, but not without White House carping."The American people deserve far better than last-minute...
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Gunman kills 9 at Oregon college

...Hanlin said. "Certainly this is a huge shock to our community."Hours after the attack, a frustrated President Barack Obama spoke to reporters at the White House, saying the U.S. is becoming numb to mass shootings and that the shooters...
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Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

...countries in the Middle East and Europe.Russia's first airstrikes in Syria came after Putin met Monday with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, where they discussed Moscow's military buildup in the...
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Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college, killing 13

...reported that it had received nine patients from the shooting, with more on the way.The White House said President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation by his Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco. He was to continue receiving updates throughout...
Vatican observers question clerk's visit with pope

...meeting with the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order that, along with dozens of dioceses, is suing President Barack Obama over the birth control requirement in the Affordable Care Act, arguing that an exemption for religious objectors is...
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