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President Obama Speaks on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

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Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city.

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Government Priorities for the World Humanitarian Summit

The U.S. government is committed to support responsible national governments in reducing their risks of disaster and strengthen their capacity to lead their own response efforts when disasters strike, and will continue to build and support local capacity for disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.

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Statement by President Obama on Progress in the Fight Against ISIL

Today, on the ground in Syria and in Iraq, ISIL is on the defensive. Our 66-member coalition, including Arab partners, is on the offensive. We have momentum, and we intend to keep that momentum.

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Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

Dr. Medicine Crow dedicated much of his life to sharing the stories of his culture and his people. And in doing so, he helped shape a fuller history of America for us all. Michelle and I honor 102 years of a life well lived, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Crow Nation.

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Remarks by President Obama at the Closing Session of the Nuclear Security Summit

The fight against ISIL will continue to be difficult, but, together, we are making real progress, and I’m absolutely confident that we will prevail and destroy this vile organization. As compared to ISIL’s vision of death and destruction, I believe our nations together offer a hopeful vision focused on what we can build for our people.

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Fact Sheet – The Nuclear Security Summits: Securing the World from Nuclear Terrorism

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President Obama in his Prague remarks identified the risk of nuclear terrorism as the most immediate and extreme threat to global security, and he called for a worldwide effort to secure all vulnerable nuclear materials in four years. He also highlighted the need to break up black markets, detect and intercept materials in transit, and use financial tools to disrupt illicit trade in nuclear materials.

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Readout of President Barack Obama’s Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

President Obama spoke by phone with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss progress on the implementation of the nationwide Cessation of Hostilities between the Syrian regime and its allies on the one hand and the armed opposition on the other.

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Statement by President Obama on International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which every woman and girl enjoys the full range of rights and freedoms that is her birthright.

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Proclamation by President Obama on Women’s History Month 2016

During Women’s History Month, we remember the trailblazers of the past, including the women who are not recorded in our history books, and we honour their legacies by carrying forward the valuable lessons learned from the powerful examples they set.

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Remarks by President Obama on Progress Against ISIL

President Obama: “We will destroy this barbaric terrorist organization and continue to stand with people across the region who seek a better and a safer future.”

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