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Newly public U.S. documents detail struggle over Argentina’s ‘dirty war’

Hundreds of pages of 1970s-era documents, now declassified and released this week, show efforts by President Jimmy Carter and his top aides to pressure Argentina’s military dictators to ease repression. The documents, some 1,080 pages in all, reveal the nuts-and-bolts efforts Carter made to fulfill his pledge to push human rights around the globe, even as his top aides sparred with Argentine generals.

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Obama predicts TPP trade deal will be ratified after election

At a news conference with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Tuesday, President Barack Obama dismissed Hillary Clinton’ her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement. Both Clinton and Donald Trump have publicly opposed the deal, which aims to strengthen economic ties across the world's largest ocean by slashing thousands of tariffs between 12 Pacific Rim nations.

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U.S. takes steps to ease asylum process for Central Americans

A White House agreement with Costa Rica to host hundreds of Central American refugee applicants is another acknowledgment by the Obama administration of the humanitarian crisis in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, but advocates question whether it’s too late to make the policies stick if a different administration – with a different focus – takes over.

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White House considers Kaepernick's perspective "objectionable," but defends his right to expression

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama, a well-known sports fan, would sound-off about Colin Kaepernick's sitting out during the national anthem. Earnest acknowledged Kaepernick's right to his perspective and expression, even if it is "objectionable."
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White House considers Kaepernick's perspective 1:18

White House considers Kaepernick's perspective "objectionable," but defends his right to expression

Obama on TPP: 'Right now, I’m president, and I’m for it' 2:45

Obama on TPP: 'Right now, I’m president, and I’m for it'

Obama at Dallas memorial service: 'We are one American family' 2:58

Obama at Dallas memorial service: 'We are one American family'

Obama ​revises plan for ​major troop ​reduction ​in Afghanistan 1:37

Obama ​revises plan for ​major troop ​reduction ​in Afghanistan