Eric Fanning, then the acting secretary of the U.S. Air Force, delivers remarks during a 2013 ceremony at the Pentagon. Fanning has held numerous military posts in the Obama administration.
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President Obama meets with (from left) Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone on Thursday in the Oval Office of the White House.
Kenyan graffiti artist Bankslave created a mural of Barack Obama. The president himself will visit Kenya on Friday. One of the president's agenda items is to promote solar power.
American Journalist James Foley, pictured in 2011. Foley's beheading at the hands of the Islamic State militant group has forced a debate over how the U.S. balances its policy of not paying ransoms.