Election shows weakened labor support for the Democratic Party

Nov 14, 2016
Union households backed Hillary Clinton by narrower margins than President Barack Obama, and Donald Trump got more of their vote than his Republican predecessors.
Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Detroit.
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Obama's last G-20 summit may highlight its limitations

Sep 2, 2016
Now that the financial crisis has faded, this G-20 is unlikely to lead to dramatic coordinated action.
A security guard patrols a hotel in Hangzhou, China.
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What it feels like to be a middle class family today

Jun 9, 2016
Maybe it's time to redefine what it means to be middle class in America
Aaron and Mary Murray live with their five-year-old daughter Vandy and their dog Murphy in Los Angeles.
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Social media censorship from around the world

May 27, 2016
Here are the governments really that don’t “like” social media.
A computer screen displaying the logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected in a window before the Beijing skyline. China's government is one of the toughest when it comes to censoring social media.
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Obama warns Brits against Brexit

Apr 22, 2016
The president tells Britain it would be a mistake to leave the European Union.
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and British Prime Minister David Cameron held a joint press conference where Obama stated his case for the U.K. to remain inside the European Union.
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Who were the executives hanging out with Obama in Cuba?

Mar 22, 2016
If you want a taste of what the U.S. wants for Cuba's future, just take a look at the business leaders joining the president's tour of the country.
President Obama with Cuban and American business leaders. 
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Obama speech is eagerly awaited in Cuba

Mar 22, 2016
Cubans await clues on further economic measures in the president's address.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro listen to live music during a state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution on Monday in Havana, Cuba.
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Cuba trade opportunities expand, but obstacles remain

Mar 18, 2016
As President Obama prepares to visit the island, businesses prepare to trade there.
Cuban and U.S. flags are seen outside a restaurant in Havana, Cuba on Thursday. 
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President Obama wants to help you get your first job

Feb 8, 2016
The 2017 budget to include nearly $6 billion for youngsters get on career ladder.

MLK Day gives boost to volunteerism

Jan 18, 2016
Martin Luther King Day is a day of service.