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Obama to rename Mount McKinley

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President Obama is about to leave his mark on maps everywhere, but don’t worry, he’s not pulling a Trump.

Obama is set to announce on Monday that Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, will officially revert back to its original name of Denali after more than a century of Americans calling it by the surname of the country’s 25th president. The change will be effective immediately.

The name change, lobbied for on and off again over the years, is intended as a show of respect…

Obama addresses criticisms of Arctic oil drilling ahead of Alaska trip

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President Barack Obama is will be arriving in Alaska on Monday for a three-day tour of the state, which will become the longest trip to the state by a sitting president and make him the first president to visit the Arctic Circle

During this week’s address centered around the trip, Obama highlighted his reasons for the visit. Aside from Alaska’s beautiful scenery, Obama’s focus will be working with Alaskan communities as well as foreign Arctic countries in order to address the impacts of…

Obama addresses criticisms of Arctic oil drilling ahead of Alaska trip

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President Barack Obama is will be arriving in Alaska on Monday for a three-day tour of the state, which will become the longest trip to the state by a sitting president and make him the first president to visit the Arctic Circle

During this week’s address centered around the trip, Obama highlighted his reasons for the visit. Aside from Alaska’s beautiful scenery, Obama’s focus will be working with Alaskan communities as well as foreign Arctic countries in order to address the impacts of…

Obama to New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina: ‘You inspired all of America’

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“It’s good to be back in the Big Easy,” President Obama said as he took the podium on Thursday at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans, Louisiana

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the President made his return to the city, assessing New Orleans’s recovery, praising the resiliency of its people, as well as addressing the “structural inequities” that the hurricane’s aftermath exposed.

President Obama on shooting of WDBJ7 journalists: ‘It breaks my heart’

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President Obama made his first public comments on the tragic shooting deaths of two journalists during a live TV broadcast outside of Roanoke, Virginia, Wednesday

“It breaks my heart every time you read about or hear about these kind of incidents,” he said during a planned television interview at the White House.

“What we know is that the number of people that die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism,” he continued.

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No, the cheapest oil ever still won’t slow down the clean energy revolution

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The clean energy revolution is facing an old enemy again

President Obama is in the midst of a week of climate change-focused appearances, starting at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas Monday night and culminating in the first-ever visit to the U.S. Arctic in Alaska beginning August 31. The White House says clean energy is on the march, from rapidly expanding distributed solar installations to wind turbines that have been sprouting up like summer corn among the fields of Iowa and…

No, the cheapest oil ever still won’t slow down the clean energy revolution

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The clean energy revolution is facing an old enemy again

President Obama is in the midst of a week of climate change-focused appearances, starting at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas Monday night and culminating in the first-ever visit to the U.S. Arctic in Alaska beginning August 31. The White House says clean energy is on the march, from rapidly expanding distributed solar installations to wind turbines that have been sprouting up like summer corn among the fields of Iowa and…

Obama wants to cut methane from oil and gas by nearly half

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The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change.

The administration’s target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. The move was not unexpected; officials had set the same goal in a preliminary blueprint in January. Still, by moving forward with the official proposal,…

Obama’s summer reading list is heavy on the Pulitzer Prize winners

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President Barack Obama will be spending the next two weeks on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, at points curling up with a good book

The president’s summer reading list, as released by a White House official Thursday, includes a heavy dose of fiction, although a biography of America’s first president and a deep dive into mass extinctions are in the mix, too

Some of the books appear to have been on Obama’s shelf for some time. He’s had Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland since 2013, when it first came…

Obama’s summer reading list is heavy on the Pulitzer Prize winners

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President Barack Obama will be spending the next two weeks on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, at points curling up with a good book

The president’s summer reading list, as released by a White House official Thursday, includes a heavy dose of fiction, although a biography of America’s first president and a deep dive into mass extinctions are in the mix, too

Some of the books appear to have been on Obama’s shelf for some time. He’s had Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland since 2013, when it first came…