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Obama at Dutch Embassy After Signing Condolence Book

This is an opportunity for me to extend on behalf of all the American people our deepest condolences over the loss of family and friends.

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President Obama’s Remarks at Annual White House Iftar

Tonight we reaffirm a simple truth. Fundamental to the character of our country is our freedom of religion.

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Obama on 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act brought us closer to making real the declaration at the heart of our founding – that we are all created equal.

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President Obama’s Message to Muslims on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

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President Obama on the Situation in Iraq

President Obaam delivering remarks at lectern

“American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq, but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well…”

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Facts on U.S. Contributions to Peace in Europe since WWII

Europe is an indispensable partner with which the United States tackles key global security challenges, and advancing transatlantic peace and security has stood at the heart of U.S. foreign policy for more than a century.

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Obama at Omaha Beach on 70th Anniversary of D-Day

President Hollande, distinguished guests, I’m honored to return here today to pay tribute to the men and women of a generation who defied every danger — among them, our veterans of D-Day. And, gentlemen, we are truly humbled by your presence here today.

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D-Day: Shared Suffering, Shared Glory Among Nations

American cemetery in Normandy

The 70th anniversary of D-Day is especially poignant because the number of veterans of the conflict is dwindling. Most are in their late 80s or early 90s; for many it might be the last anniversary when their sacrifices and achievements can be recognized.

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G7 United in Support for Ukraine, Obama Says

Uk Prime Minister Cameron and President Obama shaking hands

President Obama said the summit meeting in Belgium of the Group of Seven (G7) major economies was occasion for each to “ensure that we’re in lockstep going forward” in providing support to the Ukrainian people.

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Obama Lauds Poland as Inspiration for Democratic Change

President Obama speaking in Warsaw square

President Obama marked the 25th anniversary of Polish elections that helped end the communist domination of Eastern Europe and said the sacrifices made by Poles have helped to strengthen democracy around the world.

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