The White House, as seen through the fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.
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August 8, 2014 The toddler had no comment because he can't talk yet. But the Secret Service handed the little guy a time out and then sent him on his way.
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Chermoula is a friend to a fish dish — but also goes well with meat, poultry and vegetables.
August 8, 2014 Guests at the U.S.-Africa Summit were served beef with a Moroccan spice blend. We asked food mavens Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Wolfert to share their recipes. So now you can dine like a diplomat!
At a news conference Wednesday, President Obama spoke mostly about foreign policy but also answered questions about his actions in the U.S.
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August 6, 2014 At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.
White House chefs chop a lot of vegetables to prepare for a dinner of 400 Tuesday night.
August 5, 2014 After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?
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July 29, 2014 The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
Sometimes you just need to pay for your own ice cream.
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June 28, 2014 Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.
President Obama (aka the bear) walks to lunch at a Chipotle restaurant Monday.
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June 24, 2014 There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.
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President Obama gives White House press secretary Jay Carney a hug after announcing that Carney will step down next month.
May 30, 2014 President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.
May 26, 2014 A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.
President Obama speaks in the White House briefing room Thursday.
April 18, 2014 I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.
April 6, 2014 Seeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign am executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.
People walk along Venice Beach in Los Angeles. A new climate-focused U.S. government website will provide data on sea level rise and coastal flooding.
March 19, 2014 Climate.data.gov is designed to make government data more accessible to researchers and industries trying to adapt to global warming.
President Obama's most recent news conference at the White House was on Nov. 14.
December 20, 2013 The president and his family are due to leave Friday evening for a two-week vacation in Hawaii. Before they take off, Obama will hold a year-end news conference.
We face real-world decisions now about everything from sea level rise, to energy infrastructure to what food is best for you.
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November 12, 2013 Science, politics and policy often make for a wicked mix, says commentator Adam Frank. Understanding each for what it really is should help put us on the path to making better decisions for our future.
The White House is bathed in pink light on Thursday for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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October 24, 2013 The White House looked remarkably different Thursday night. It was bathed in pink light to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the millions who have battled the disease.
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