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White House seeks nearly $1.2 billion for drug prevention, treatment, overdose response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – White House officials announced Tuesday that they will seek nearly $1.2 billion in new federal funding over the next two years to address the growing problem of heroin and prescription opioid use, an epidemic that has become an increasingly important policy priority among the nation's politicians.

US opens greater channels for trade, air links with Cuba

The United States took another step Tuesday to roll back restrictions with Cuba, opening financial channels for greater trade and clearing some obstacles to air travel.

State of the Union is Obama’s bid to persuade his constituents of progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama tried to use his final State of the Union address Tuesday to calm Americans' economic and national security anxieties, tout his record and rebuke Republican presidential hopefuls for the vitriolic tone of their campaigns to replace him.

President Obama’s speech was a wholesale rejection of Trump’s worldview

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's name was never mentioned in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, but the specter of "The Donald" was everywhere.

10 key quotes from Obama’s final State of the Union speech

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a fiery final State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. Here are some of his key quotes that have people talking.

US President Obama tasks VP Biden with ‘moonshot’ bid to cure cancer

The United States will launch a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer, U.S. President Barack Obama declared Tuesday, assigning his deputy Joe Biden to lead the effort.

US President Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama will use his final State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the last grandstand occasions of his presidency, to define his legacy and make the case for optimism amid an angst-ridden election race.

US President Obama weeps as he pleads for ‘urgency’ of gun control

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama wept openly Tuesday as he urged the United States to wake up to the need to tackle the gun violence that claims tens of thousands of lives in the country each year.

In compelling speech, President Obama announces executive actions on gun safety

U.S. President Barack Obama, noting the more than 300,000 firearm-related U.S. deaths over the past decade, announced executive orders Tuesday aimed at reducing gun violence. Here's a look at his actions.

Obama to force through gun control measures on Tuesday

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will introduce a raft of executive actions to tackle U.S. gun violence, bypassing Congress and its staunch opposition to gun control.

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