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FACT SHEET:  Preparing for and Responding to the Zika Virus at Home and Abroad

Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus primarily spread by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to birth defects and other concerning health outcomes.

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Statement by President Obama on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Thirteen years ago tomorrow, four first ladies in Africa came together and declared an International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

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Statement by President Obama on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

For more than five years, a group of 12 countries have negotiated a forward-looking trade deal that sets new, high standards for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most important regions. Today, these countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first.

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Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement

The United States is a nation of second chances, but the experience of solitary confinement too often undercuts that second chance. Those who do make it out often have trouble holding down jobs, reuniting with family and becoming productive members of society. Imagine having served your time and then being unable to hand change over to a customer or look your wife in the eye or hug your children.

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President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address

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“I believe in change because I believe in you, the American people. And that’s why I stand here as confident as I have ever been that the State of our Union is strong.”

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Statement by President Obama on the Paris Climate Agreement

A few hours ago, we succeeded. We came together around the strong agreement the world needed. We met the moment.

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President Obama Announces the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

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GES 2016 will welcome the best entrepreneurs and investors from around the world and connect them with their American counterparts.

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FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, DC December 1, 2015   FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now   Today, in conjunction with World AIDS Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy is releasing the Federal Action Plan for 2016-2020, which outlines specific Federal agency […]

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Remarks by President Obama at the First Session of COP21

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“I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.”

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Statement by the President on the Adoption of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

I am confident in the extraordinary benefits to our national security and the peace and security of the world that come with the successful implementation of the JCPOA.

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