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President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approach the podiums for a joint press conference Tuesday at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. President Obama is hoping to finalize a new trade agreement with Japan and other Asian nations soon. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

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Obama Takes Full Responsibility For Death Of Hostages In U.S. Strike

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"Part of the reason we're here is because climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it," Obama said Wednesday of his visit to Everglades National Park in Florida. "If we don't act, there may not be an Everglades as we know it." Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Business, Labor Debate Pacific Trade Deal Before Senate

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White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority

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Lawmakers Approve Bill To Help Finalize Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

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President Obama, seen shaking hands with Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, engaged in the first substantive face-to-face U.S.-Cuba talks in more than 50 years. Scott Horsley/NPR hide caption

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President Barack Obama smiles as he looks over towards Cuban President Raul Castro during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama on Saturday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

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President Obama talks with Cuban counterpart Raul Castro before Friday's inauguration of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Obama, Castro Shake Hands Ahead Of Historic Meeting Saturday

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In Jamaica, Obama Says Engaging Cuba Is More Powerful Than Isolation

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In Jamaica, Obama Announces Plan To Diversify Caribbean Energy

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Night in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Analysts warn a sudden energy shortage in the Caribbean could create security problems not far from U.S. shores and even trigger mass migration. But thanks to its domestic energy boom, the U.S. has a rare opportunity to get out in front of the crisis and possibly build some goodwill of its own. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles' Heel' — Energy

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President Obama Praises Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal

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"We must try as best we can to balance isolation and engagement, pressure and incentives, so that human rights and dignity are advanced over time," Obama said five years ago, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

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