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New Defense Secretary Wants To Let Transgender Americans Serve In US Military

President Obama is supporting a push by newly appointed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military.

02/23/2015

President Barack Obama walks off Air Force One as he arrives in San Francisco at the start of a four-day trip to California on February 12, 2015. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Fighter Jets Remove Plane From San Francisco Airspace Restricted For Obama Visit

Two fighter jets were called to the skies above San Francisco Friday afternoon after a plane entered airspace that has been restricted during President Barack Obama’s visit to the Bay Area.

02/13/2015

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Beer Shortage A Side Effect Of Freighters Waiting On Port Labor Dispute

Getting San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam beer to overseas markets is getting harder, and Europeans who prefer the hoppy Northern California ales may find the West Coast ports labor dispute literally sobering.

02/13/2015

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President Obama Heads To Stanford For First-Of-Its-Kind Cybersecurity Summit

President Obama is set to arrive at Stanford for a cybersecurity summit — the first event of its kind — where hundreds of tech CEOs, along with White House staffers and law enforcement personnel, will be talking about what is now the number one threat to national security: cyber attackers.

02/13/2015

President Barack Obama walks off Air Force One as he arrives in San Francisco at the start of a four-day trip to California on February 12, 2015. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama Visiting Bay Area; Expect Traffic, Cable Car Disruptions

President Barack Obama will be in the Bay Area from Thursday evening through Saturday for a cybersecurity summit and fundraiser. Commuters and visitors to San Francisco and the Peninsula should expect traffic disruptions, including the suspension of Cable Car service.

02/12/2015

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President Obama Surprises Bay Area Teen Battling Stage 4 Cancer With A Tweet From Air Force One

Camille Chabot has been spreading the word about her battle with cancer for months. The 19-year-old was shocked to see President Obama posing on Air Force One donning a t-shirt bearing the #CamilleStrong hashtag.

02/07/2015

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State Of The Union Spanish Translators Have Some Explaining To Do

You don’t have to speak Spanish to realize the subtitles for President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night went horribly wrong.

01/20/2015

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8 Guests From Around The Country Attend State Of The Union Speech

Obama also met in the Oval Office on Tuesday with four of the letter writers.

01/20/2015

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#SOTU: ‘America,’ ‘New,’ ‘Jobs,’ ‘Time’ Stand Out In Obama’s State Of The Union Address Word Cloud

As the White House released the full text of President Obama’s State of the Union speech in advance as a way to improve public access and understanding, a few themes emerged quickly by entering the text into a Word Cloud applet that looks for which phrases and words are used most often and then represents that visually.

01/20/2015

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FULL SPEECH TEXT: President Obama’s 2015 State Of The Union Address As Prepared For Delivery

President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union speech to Congress on January 20th, 2015, laying out his final two years of his presidency, and for the first time, speaking to a legislature completely controlled by the opposition party. The following text is released by the White House in advance of the president’s speech.

01/20/2015

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