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Obama says GOP incitement on Syria refugees ‘needs to stop’

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, ahead of the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

MANILA, Philippines — President Barack Obama lashed out Wednesday at Republicans who insist on barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., deeming their words offensive and insisting “it needs to stop.” “Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into ...

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Obama awards Medal of Honor to U. Md. graduate

President Barack Obama bestows the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor to Florent Groberg during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. The former Army captain received the medal after he tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON — An Army captain who shoved a suicide bomber to the ground and away from his security detail became the nation’s newest Medal of Honor recipient Thursday as President Barack Obama credited his actions with preventing a greater catastrophe ...

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Maryland officials reviewing Obama’s greenhouse gas limits

ANNAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan released Monday. Ben Grumbles, ...

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Rockville man killed by drone in Pakistan was USAID worker

This image made from video released anonymously to reporters in Pakistan on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Warren Weinstein, a 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaida in 2011. The White House says Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian held by the terror organization since 2012, were inadvertently killed during U.S. counterterrorism operations in a border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan in January 2015. In addition, the U.S. believes that two Americans who were working with al-Qaida were also killed. (AP Photo via AP video, File)

WASHINGTON — A 73-year-old American hostage killed by a CIA drone strike in Pakistan was an international development worker whose family described him as passionate about helping people out of poverty. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Warren Weinstein was killed ...

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