President Obama answers questions during a joint news conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
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President Obama delivers a speech at the Grand Theater of Havana in Cuba on Tuesday. Obama said he came to Cuba to "bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas."
"One of the most puzzling arguments that I've heard from [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and some other Republicans is this notion that the American people should decide" the next Supreme Court justice," Obama told NPR's Nina Totenberg Thursday.
An American flag flies at half-staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The fight to replace him could be historic, resulting in the longest vacancy in history.
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Yonta, 6, rests with her sister Montra, 3, and brother Leakhena, 4 months, under a mosquito bed net during monsoon season in July 2010, in Pailin province, Cambodia.
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President Obama said he regrets that the rancor between the parties has grown during his watch. "I guarantee I'll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office," he said.