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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

Obama, Bush Meeting in Tanzania: ‘Bang for the Buck’

Former President George W. Bush invested heavily in the fight against AIDS and malaria in Africa. First Lady Laura Bush toured Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique and Mali to inspect the work under way there. And President Barack Obama has credited his...

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on June 20, 2013.

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on June 20, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed lower in June after showing gains for seven consecutive months. The S&P 500 dropped 1.5 percent last month to 1606.28, its first monthly decline since October. Even then, the index has risen 13...

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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

Obama, Africa and the Right to Vote

There were some places that President Barack Obama could not go in Africa. He could not go to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, for geopolitical reasons. The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta was still finding its footing after an election in...

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

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Images of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama are depicted on wall covered with messages and flowers outside the MediClinic Heart hospital on June 29, 2013 in Pretoria.

Obamas Console Mandelas

President Obama and First Lady talk to Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, on the phone in South Africa pic.twitter.com/osdzF15P13 — petesouza (@petesouza) June 29, 2013   President Barack Obama met with several members of Nelson Mandela’s family at the Nelson...

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Protestors demonstrate calling for immigration reform in front of the Illinois GOP headquarters on June 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Protestors demonstrate calling for immigration reform in front of the Illinois GOP headquarters on June 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

RNC’s Priebus: Hispanic Pitch

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been stressing the need for his party to do a better job reaching out to a variety of groups. Today, he’ll try to do just that, as he addresses a gathering of Hispanic leaders in Chicago. Republicans know...

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Sen. Hillary Clinton is projected on a screen as she speaks at an EMILY's List gala in this 2008 file photo in Denver, Colorado.

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Sen. Hillary Clinton is projected on a screen as she speaks at an EMILY's List gala in this 2008 file photo in Denver, Colorado.

2016 Primary ‘Slog’ Without Clinton: EMILY’s List’s Schriock

Stephanie Schriock’s life would be easier if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in 2016. The president of the nation’s premier political action committee backing women candidates argues that Clinton would also make things easier for her party. “If...

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A couple looks through a pair of binoculars towards the sunset from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles, California.

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A couple looks through a pair of binoculars towards the sunset from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles, California.

Carbon Cost Transparency: Hunter Moved by Those Microwave Ovens

California Republican Duncan Hunter has proposed a measure that would force the White House to seek comment on its use of its estimate of the economic costs of climate change in proposed regulations. The legislation, introduced in the House today,...

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