At a news conference Wednesday, President Obama spoke mostly about foreign policy but also answered questions about his actions in the U.S. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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We face real-world decisions now about everything from sea level rise, to energy infrastructure to what food is best for you. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Right Twice A Day: Visitors look at the Ohio Clock outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill Sunday. The clock that has stood watch over the Senate for 196 years stopped running shortly after noon Wednesday. Employees who wind the clock weekly were furloughed in the federal shutdown. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday for NPR's Morning Edition. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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