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  • Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.
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  • The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.
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  • President Barack Obama, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, smile during a meeting with other G7 world leaders in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday March 24, 2014, in the sidelines of the Nuclear security Summit.
  • Seeking to isolate Russia, the U.S. and Western allies declared Monday they are indefinitely cutting Moscow out of a major international coalition and warned they stand ready to order tougher economic penalties if Vladimir Putin presses further into Ukraine.
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  • President Barack Obama talks about the situation in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • President Barack Obama says a referendum for Ukraine's Crimea region to separate and become part of Russia would violate international law.
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  • Copies of President Barack Obamas proposed fiscal 2015 federal budget are set out for distribution by Senate Budget Committee Clerk Adam Kamp, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
  • President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs
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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings Monday as part of a broad reshaping of priorities after more than a decade of war.
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  • Valley Ag leaders weigh in on Obamas drought plan
  • Valley Ag leaders weighed in on the president's drought aid one day after his historic visit
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  • President Obama remarks on the Central Valley drought
  • The administration's new drought plan was releases early Friday morning -- ahead of the president's first trip to Fresno. The plan promises money and resources to everyone impacted by drought. Mr. Obama's plan will expedite assistance. Items that usually take 6-8 months to process will be available in 60 days -- around April 15th
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  • President Obama remarks on the Central Valley drought
  • President Barack Obama arrived at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport for his first visit to the Valley on Friday.
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  • Demonstrators send indirect message to Obama
  • Several local groups used the president's visit as a platform to voice opinions to their neighbors here in the Valley.
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  • POTUS visit preps
  • President Obama is set to make his first Valley visit on Friday. The president is due to arrive in Fresno at 2:30pm.
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  • POTUS preps
  • President Barack Obama's trip to Fresno is scheduled for Friday, but signs of his arrival are already visible.
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  • Obama to visit Fresno, details unknown
  • President Obama's upcoming visit to Fresno Friday will be his first to the city.
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  • Obama signs farm bill that trims food stamps
  • President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country, while trimming the food stamp program that inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.
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  • Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans
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  • The federal government is offering financial help to the state of California for the Rim Fire.
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  • President Obama to address glitches in Health Care website
  • Ever since the site was launched, people looking into health insurance exchanges have had problems getting the information they need.
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  • Valley residents respond to potential treasury default
  • A vote Tuesday night by house republicans on their own plan to re-open the government and avoid financial default was postponed.
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  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, joined by fellow Republicans, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013,
  • Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue.
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  •  Bo Burns cutting logs at K&B Timberworks Inc. in Reserve, N.M.
  • The Republican-controlled House Friday approved a bill to sharply increase logging in national forests - a measure the GOP said would create jobs in rural communities and help reduce wildfires that have devastated the West.
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  • President Obamas Address to the Nation on Syria
  • President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" inside Syria without the use of force
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  • President Barack Obama worked on Monday to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, winning conditional support from two leading Senate foreign policy hawks even as he encountered resistance from members of his own party after two days of a determined push to sell the plan.
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  • Dozens protest potential strike on Syria in Fresno
  • Saturday dozens of people hit the streets in North Fresno to protest the president's plan for an attack on Syria.
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  • President Barack Obama arrives to make a statement to the media regarding events in Egypt, from his rental vacation home in Chilmark Mass.
  • President Barack Obama on Thursday canceled joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises, saying America's traditional cooperation with Egypt "cannot continue as usual" while violence and instability deepen in the strategically important nation.
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  • President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to restore lower interest rates on loans for millions of students heading back to college this fall.
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  • President Obama is wrapping up his trip to South Africa, which included an emotional visit to Nelson Mandela's former prison cell Sunday.
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  • President Obama is wrapping up his trip to South Africa, which included an emotional visit to Nelson Mandela's former prison cell Sunday
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  • Senate democrats and some republicans overcame an attempted filibuster against a major immigration reform bill.
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  • Breaking News from ABC30 in Fresno, California
  • The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party groups for extra scrutiny over whether they qualified for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday.
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  • A gun target that some say depicts President Obama is causing a nationwide controversy.
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  • President Barack Obama, former first lady Barbara Bush, President George H.W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, former president William J. Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton and former president Jimmy Carter
  • The presidents - Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter - were cheered by a crowd of world leaders
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  • This undated photo obtained from the facebook page of Paul Kevin Curtis, shows, according to neighbors, Paul Kevin Curtis, 45.
  • A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market
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  • Breaking News from ABC30 in Fresno, California
  • The FBI says the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8.
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  • President Obama: We will find out who did this
  • President Barack Obama said Tuesday the deadly Boston Marathon bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a "malevolent individual."
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  • President Obama: We will find out who did this
  • President Barack Obama urged a nervous nation to avoid jumping to conclusions about Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon.
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  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by acting budget director Jeff Zients, speaks about his proposed fiscal 2014 proposed budget, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.
  • President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits.
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  • Mark Borba, the former chair was forced to resign for making a racial slur about President Barack Obama.
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  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk from the White House with their daughters Sasha Obama, second from left, and Malia Obama, right.
  • resident Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts, the White House said Wednesday.
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  • President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year, two people familiar with his remarks said Tuesday.
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  • Fresno's Mayor Ashley Swearengin was one of four mayors from around the country who was invited to Nevada to attend the President's speech.
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  • President Barack Obama delivers his Inaugural address at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
  • Remarks of President Barack Obama -- As Prepared for Delivery
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  • Monday's presidential debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy issues including the deadly attacks in Libya and the war in Afghanistan.
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  • A Valley veteran is pleading insanity to criminal charges for robbing two banks.
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  • President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained "invisible" to much of the nation.
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  • President Obama's Valley visit is drawing mixed reviews from voters.
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  • President Obama is coming to the Central Valley weeks before the November election.
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  • President Barack Obama
  • Declaring the end of a tyrant's reign, President Barack Obama on Thursday cast the demise of Moammar Gadhafi as a momentous opportunity for Libya and its long-suffering people. "You have won your revolution," he told them.
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  • Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
  • A USA Today-Gallup poll asked Americans to name the person they most admire living in any part of the world.
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  • An Obama administration official says the White House is proposing a 0.5 percent raise for civilian federal employees in its 2013 budget.
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  • President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. will make sure that Iranian officials are held accountable for "reckless behavior" in what he said was their direct role in an alleged assassination plot against the Saudi Arabian ambassador in the United States.
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