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Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb considers presidential run

Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb considers presidential run

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., saying the country is mired in "entanglements" in the Middle East, said Tuesday he is considering a run for president.
Frances Burns
Obama, Kerry to meet with Iraqi PM to discuss coalition efforts

Obama, Kerry to meet with Iraqi PM to discuss coalition efforts

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are expected to meet Wednesday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in New York.
JC Finley
Bloomberg gun control group announces endorsements

Bloomberg gun control group announces endorsements

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --The gun control group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched ad campaigns Tuesday in Oregon and Illinois.
Frances Burns
Rouhani optimistic about Iran nuclear deal

Rouhani optimistic about Iran nuclear deal

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday an agreement on Iran's nuclear policy can be achieved before the November deadline.
Ed Adamczyk
Pope Francis has no comment yet on latest anti-Islamic State airstrikes

Pope Francis has no comment yet on latest anti-Islamic State airstrikes

HOLY SEE, Vatican City, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Pope Francis has not yet commented on the commencement of U.S.-led airstrikes inside Syria, targeting the Islamic State terror group.
JC Finley
Dinesh D'Souza gets probation for campaign finance violations

Dinesh D'Souza gets probation for campaign finance violations

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza, who said he was targeted for prosecution by the Obama administration, was spared a prison term Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Obama speaks of progress, challenge at Climate Change Summit

Obama speaks of progress, challenge at Climate Change Summit

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Speaking at the United Nations' Climate Change Summit Tuesday, President Barack Obama called for a unified approach to tackling environmental issues.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. airstrikes against al-Qaida's Khorasan Group followed months of monitoring, say officials

U.S. airstrikes against al-Qaida's Khorasan Group followed months of monitoring, say officials

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --U.S. military forces undertook a series of airstrikes against the Khorasan Group, comprised of senior al-Qaida veterans, in Syria on Monday.
JC Finley
Federal prison population down by 4,800 in a year

Federal prison population down by 4,800 in a year

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --The number of inmates in federal prisons dropped by almost 5,000 in the past year, the first decline since 1980, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Obama on airstrikes in Syria: 'We're gonna do what's necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group'

Obama on airstrikes in Syria: 'We're gonna do what's necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday, hours after the U.S. began coalition airstrikes against Islamic State targets inside Syria.
JC Finley
Syria claims advance notification of U.S. airstrikes

Syria claims advance notification of U.S. airstrikes

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement Tuesday claiming it had been given advance warning by the U.S. that the airstrikes would be launched.
JC Finley
Obama called on to ban oil trains

Obama called on to ban oil trains

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --An environmental advocacy group said it wants President Barack Obama to use his authority to ban the type of rail cars tied to recent oil train derailments.
Daniel J. Graeber
Expert cacophony

Expert cacophony

Is AQAM or ISIS the main terrorist threat facing the U.S.? A key branch of Israeli intelligence says it's still al-Qaida and that ISIS is a long term menace.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
U.N. opens climate summit

U.N. opens climate summit

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) --The United Nations climate summit, convening Tuesday, is anticipated to prompt a global change of course for action on the environment.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. government gets greener

U.S. government gets greener

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --The U.S. Energy Department said it made $5 million in funding available to help federal agencies meet a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent.
Daniel J. Graeber
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Vice-President Joe Biden, his wife, Jill, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama waves at former President George Bush leaves the Capitol in a military helicopter following the Obama Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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Barack Hussein Obama II (i/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

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