Author Archives: Julie Pace

  • Obama in Europe: Brief Glimpse of Good Old Days

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was a brief glimpse of his good old days in Europe when the continent cheered his ascent to the White House. Obama received an enthusiastic welcome in Estonia from Baltic leaders who see American military power as the best safeguard of their own ...

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  • For Obama, Pitfalls and Power in Addressing Race

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation’s first Black president. Just months after being sworn in, Obama rapped police in Massachusetts for ...

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  • Obama Urges World to Act on Mandela Legacy

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination. At a memorial ...

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  • Obama Shakes Hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes. The brief encounter between the U.S. and Cuban president came ...

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