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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For U.S. Army Sergeant Kyle White, the firefight began without warning.

White's platoon left a meeting with village elders in Afghanistan after an interpreter heard suspicious chatter on an Army radio.

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On the way back to their outpost, White's platoon was ambushed. Over the next few hours, White put his own life at risk to save fellow service members during the Nov. 8, 2007 attack.

White will be awarded the Medal of Honor next month by President Barack Obama.

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|President Obama was all smiles when he emerged from dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sukibayashi Jiro, a world-class sushi restaurant in Tokyo.

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WASHINGTON – The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

The Obama administration is declassifying the report, a process that will involve the Pentagon as well as CIA officials. Two U.S. officials familiar with planning for the report's declassification said the Defense Department has already received copies of the still-secret summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report and expects to provide its own assessment of the material to the administration.

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obama-whistleFor the past 44 years, on April 22, liberal environmentalists assume their soapbox to pontificate about the dangers of fossil fuel consumption and the precarious state of our planet. This environmental holy day of obligation was created during a time of grave concern about climate temperatures. In 1970, alarmists were lamenting the coming ice age, worried about the supposedly disturbing trend of global cooling.

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LOS ANGELES – A 72-year-old Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades is renewing his pitch for a green card since the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage.

Anthony Sullivan asked immigration authorities Monday to reopen a petition filed in 1975 by his late husband, Richard Adams, so he can be awarded legal residency as the surviving spouse of a U.S. citizen.

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The two were married during a brief period when a county clerk in Boulder, Colo.

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|President Obama split his time at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll between the courts and one of his favorite children’s books.

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|President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha depart the White House to attend church services for Easter.

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April 17, 2014: Suspected illegal immigrants being detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents, in McAllen, Texas.AP

House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican leadership team are telling donors and industry groups that they want to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of other party members to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.

Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year.

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April 17, 2014: Suspected illegal immigrants being detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents, in McAllen, Texas.AP

House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican leadership team are telling donors and industry groups that they want to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of other party members to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.

Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year.

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Obama offers Easter, Passover greetings
Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:00

|President Obama offers his well wishes to Americans celebrating religious holidays during his weekly address.

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