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Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in July 2013. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Outgoing ACLU Director Reviews Tenure Fighting National Security Battles

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President Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama delivers remarks during an interfaith memorial service honoring five slain police officers, Tuesday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Barack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention on Aug. 28, 2008, in Denver. Chuck Kennedy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen to NPR Special Coverage: Obama's Years

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President Obama Defends His Record On Race

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Obama: Trump Hasn't Captured 'Zeitgeist Of The Country'

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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has a love/hate relationship with the press, drawing high levels of publicity while limiting access to media organizations. Jan Kruger/Getty Images hide caption

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The White House was illuminated in rainbow-colored light on June 26, 2015, after the Supreme Court issued a ruling that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. Drew Angerer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

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