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Obama vetoes 9/11 bill, set for showdown with Congress

President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency.

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IS can't undermine American way of life: Obama

President Barack Obama on Monday asked Americans not to succumb to fear after multiple recent attacks, pledging to keep fighting the so-called Islamic State terror group abroad and its ideology at home. "I think it is importa

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US pays tribute to 9/11 victims 15 years after attacks

Americans commemorated the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on Sunday with the recital of the names of the dead, tolling church bells and a tribute in lights at the site where New York City's massive twin towers collapsed.

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Russia could try to sway US election: Obama

US President Barack Obama said it was possible that Russia would try to influence the US presidential election, after a leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have attributed to Russian hackers. "Anything i

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Trump explores new ways to fire Obama appointees

If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire pu

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Obama, Saudi prince discuss Iraq, Syria at key meeting

President Barack Obama and the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Friday discussed ways to support Iraqis in their fight against Islamic State militants and the importance of a political transition in war-torn Syria, the White House said.

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Obama to meet Saudi deputy crown prince

US President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince on Friday and the two are expected to discuss conflicts in the Middle East including the campaign against Islamic State, a White House spokesman said on Thu

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Saudi prince seeks to promote business on US visit

Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince held a full day of meetings with US lawmakers on Wednesday, part of a visit aimed at restoring frayed ties with Washington and promoting his plan to wean the kingdom away from oil revenue.

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US Senate passes $602bn defence authorization bill

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a $602 billion defence authorization bill, despite President Barack Obama's threat to veto the annual policy measure over issues including a ban on closing the Guantanamo Bay military pri

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali fought for us: Obama

President Barack Obama paid tribute on Saturday to boxer Muhammad Ali, saying his fight for racial justice and religious tolerance "shook up the world" and was an inspiration. "Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And t

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