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President Obama and French President Francois Hollande place flowers at the Bataclan, site of one of the Paris terrorists attacks. Obama is in Paris for a climate-change conference. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The road to the White House is going to be a bumpy one in 2016 with candidates from both parties needing to grapple with solutions to the country's biggest problems. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama talks with Texas high school student Ahmed Mohamed during the White House's Astronomy Night event on the South Lawn Monday night. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary Jack Lew in his office at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a letter to his staff that he will step down to spend more time with his family, who live in Chicago. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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