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North Carolina Clashes With U.S. Over New Public Restroom Law

Transgender Bathroom Bill Update: Barack Obama Administration Gets Sued by 11 States, State Officials

Eleven States in the U.S. have sued the Obama administration, challenging the federal guidance that transgender students can use bathrooms and other facilities of their choice.

Obama Administration To Push Through With Taiwan Arms Deal Despite Opposition from China

Obama Administration to Push Through With Taiwan Arms Deal Despite China's Opposition

The Obama administration is set to approve the purchase of two guided missile frigates to Taiwan despite China's opposition, according to the United States congressional sources via NBC.

Same-Sex Marriage

White House Urges High Court To Back Same-Sex Unions Nationwide

A brief filed on Friday by lawyers of the Justice Department on state prohibitions on same-sex marriage says that the Obama administration believes that the Supreme Court should declare the bans as unconstitutional.

Sony Hacking

U.S. Increases Sanctions Against North Korea

The Obama Administration has added further sanctions to North Korea, following the Sony Pictures attack.

U.S. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina

Republican Senator Blasts GOP Report On Benghazi Attack

A Republican senator on Sunday lambasted a House GOP report that has, for the most part, cleared the Obama administration of any wrongdoing over its handling of a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. The attack claimed the lives of four U.S. citizens, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Marijuana Legalization Progress Could Vanish with Next President

"Despite the compelling case for legalization, and progress toward legalization at the state level, ultimate success is not assured," Harvard economist Jeff Miron said.

The interior of a communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in this file photo taken March 5, 2013.

U.S. Tells U.N. Torture Panel It Has Changed Interrogation Policy

U.S. officials told a United Nations panel Wednesday that the U.S. had tortured individuals under the Bush Administration following the Sept. 11 attacks, but was no longer doing so.

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Apple Partners With Obama's ConnectED Program

Apple is partnering with the Obama Administration's new ConnectED program, which is aimed at giving minorities and disadvantaged students iPads, and equipping teachers with Macs and Apple TVs.

U.S. Secret Service Tightens Security Of White House After Security Breach

Secret Service Tightens Security After White House Security Breach

The United States Secret Service has started weighing in on a series of measures to enhance security around the White House complex after a man scaled the fence and was able to gain entry through the front door, putting the life of the President and the First Family in danger Friday night.

Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Shows Energy Plan, Accuses Obama Admin As Science Deniers

Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a probable candidate for the 2016 presidential elections, talked on Tuesday about his plans regarding energy production, while accusing the Obama administration as "science deniers".

Ferguson Protests

African-Americans Think Racial Divide Worsened Under Obama Administration –Pew Research

African-Americans think the racial divide between the black and whites in the U.S. has deepened since President Barack Obama began his term, based on a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center/USA Today.

U.S. Embassy In Libya Evacuated As Fighting Draws Near Capital

Washington announced on Saturday that it has evacuated its personnel from its embassy in Tripoli as hostilities steadily reached the Libyan capital.

18,000 US Prisoners Apply for Clemency

About 18,000 prisoners had sent in electronic applications to the Department of Justice after the announcement of President Barack Obama's new clemency program for non-violent lawbreakers.

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