A man in Nairobi, Kenya, stands in front of a mural of President Obama, created by the Kenyan graffiti artist Bankslave, ahead of Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.
July 23, 2015 President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.
July 10, 2015 Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta announced she is resigning on Friday, after the government revealed more than 22 million federal employees had their personal data stolen.
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch, seen at a May news conference at the Justice Department, announced the change in federal marriage benefits on Thursday.
July 9, 2015 The announcement follows last month's Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples may legally wed in all 50 states.
July 9, 2015 The number includes 19.7 million individuals who applied for a background investigation.
July 9, 2015 An update to the exchange's trading system on Tuesday night didn't go as planned the next morning.
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York before trading was halted on Wednesday.
July 8, 2015 Trading on the exchange was halted at 11:32 a.m. and restored at approximately 3:10 p.m. ET. The NYSE said the issue was technical and not due to malicious activity.
Actor and writer Harry Shearer has been a part of The Simpsons since the show first aired in 1989.
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July 7, 2015 The man who provides the voice of Mr. Burns and many other characters had threatened to leave the show, which is heading into its 27th season.
Solar panels gather sunlight in Florida.
July 7, 2015 The White House is announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for homeowners and a program to help renters.
July 2, 2015 The Native Americans had contact with earliest English settlers and included Pocahontas among their members.
July 2, 2015 The Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted federal recognition to the Virginia tribe, whose members encountered the first permanent English settlers some 400 years ago.
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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on April 20, 2010, killed 11 people and resulted in the nation's largest offshore oil spill.
July 2, 2015 The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.
July 1, 2015 The department says it is looking into "possible unlawful coordination" by several major carriers. American and United have confirmed that they are among the airlines under scrutiny.
July 1, 2015 The early morning attacks on checkpoints were later claimed by the Sinai affiliate of the self-described Islamic State.
July 1, 2015 There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past year, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.
President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, spoke about U.S. ties with Cuba during remarks Wednesday in the Rose Garden of the White House.
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July 1, 2015 The two countries have agreed to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana. President Obama calls it a historic step forward after 50 years of hostilities.
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