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President Obama’s trip to Alaska

President Obama’s trip to Alaska

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President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.

From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a river of white and blue flowing down through the mountains toward lower terrain. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The 2-mile-long chock of solid ice has been retreating at a faster and faster pace in recent years — more than 800 feet since 2008, satellite tracking shows.

“This is as good of a signpost of what we’re dealing with when it comes to climate change as just about anything,” Obama said with the iconic glacier at his back.

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Filipinos continue to protest Obama, new Star Wars cast, World Team Table Tennis Championships | April 29

Filipinos continue to protest Obama, new Star Wars cast, World Team Table Tennis Championships | April 29

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Filipinos continue to protest Obama’s new defense agreement with the Philippines, the cast for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is announced, Tokyo hosts the World Team Table Tennis Championships, and more in today’s daily brief.
 
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White House Easter Egg Roll, Philippine Fire, Boston Marathon | April 21

White House Easter Egg Roll, Philippine Fire, Boston Marathon | April 21

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, a fire rages through Philippine slums, runners return to the Boston Marathon, and more in today’s daily brief.
 
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