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23
Aug
15

Welcome Home, First Family!

President Barack Obama waves while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president spent most of his two-week summer vacation on the golf course, at the beach, and dining out with his family. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama waves while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard

President Barack Obama places his ball on the green before putting while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama stands on the green near the the flag stick while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama walks on a green while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president spent most of his two-week summer vacation on the golf course, at the beach, and dining out with his family. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after landing on Marine One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

President Barack Obama greets well wishers after landing on Marine One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., en route to Washington

First lady Michelle Obama greets supporters on the tarmac of the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, before boarding Air Force One en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

First Lady Michelle Obama greets supporters on the tarmac of the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to greet supporters as they exit Marine One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk over to greet people before boarding Air Force One at Air Station Cape Cod, in Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama greets people before boarding Air Force One at Air Station Cape Cod, in Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama, third from right, and first lady Michelle Obama, fourth from right, board Marine One, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at an airfield in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The President and his family departed the island Sunday following a vacation that was over two weeks in length. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama step out from Marine One to board Air Force One as they depart from Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station after their two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama, second from left, holding hands with his daughter Malia Obama, left, walks off of Air Force One as daughter Sasha Obama, second from right, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, follow at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama holding hands with his daughter Malia Obama, walks off of Air Force One as daughter Sasha Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, follow at Andrews Air Force Base

President Barack Obama salutes as he walks off of Air Force One with his daughter Malia at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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From left, President Barack Obama with daughter Malia and first lady Michelle Obama with daughter Sasha, walk form Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, as they return form a family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama with daughter Malia and First Lady Michelle Obama with daughter Sasha, walk form Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) walks with First lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) and their daugthers Malia and Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington following a two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

20
Aug
15

Chat Away

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First Lady Michelle Obama and guests watch Big Time Rush perform during the Kids’ State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 20, 2012. Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

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President Barack Obama samples a baked zucchini fry in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House after dropping by the East Room for the Kids’ State Dinner, Aug. 20, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

19
Aug
15

Chat Away

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Sunny, the new Obama family pet, lies on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013. Photo by Pete Souza

18
Aug
15

Rise And Shine

President Barack Obama is briefed during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 18, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama is briefed during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 18, 2011. Photo by Pete Souza

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Tara Culp-Ressler: The Obama Administration’s Strategy On Heroin Addiction: Treat It As A Public Health Problem

The Obama administration unveiled a new strategy to combat heroin abuse on Monday, pledging $2.5 million in additional funds to target five “high intensity drug trafficking areas.” The plan, which aims to pair law enforcement officials with health experts, is notable for its emphasis onconnecting heroin users with treatment rather than focusing on putting them behind bars. In the 15 states participating in the pilot program, a

public health official will coordinate “heroin response teams” and help track the number of overdoses in their region. More first responders will be trained about how to administer naloxone, a drug that can reverse overdoses from heroin and prescription painkillers. The new strategy “demonstrates a strong commitment to address the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic as both a public health and a public safety issue,” according to Michael Botticelli, the Obama administration’s director of national drug control policy.

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Katie Valentine: Here’s How The Government Plans To Cut Emissions From Landfills

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Friday that aim to reduce landfill emissions of methane and other greenhouse gases by nearly a third, in an attempt to more tightly regulate a sector that accounts for nearly a fifth of total U.S. methane emissions. The proposals seek to update methane regulations on new and existing landfills. If enacted, the EPA says the regulations would reduce methane emissions from municipal solid waste landfills by487,000 tons a year beginning in 2025. Since methane is about 25 times as potent a greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide, that reduction would be equal to cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 12.2 million metric tons — the amount emitted by more than 1.1 million homes.

Under the proposed rules, landfills would have to start capturing two-thirds of their methane and other hazardous emissions by 2023. That’s 13 percent more than they’re currently required to capture. The proposed regulations would apply to the more than 2,000 active municipal solid waste landfillsin the United States, which together make up the nation’s third-largest source of methane emissions. These emissions are produced when organic matter, such as food waste, decomposes in a landfill. Once the EPA’s proposed rules are filed in the federal register, they’ll be subject to a 60-day public commenting period.

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Tulip Mazumdar: Sierra Leone Records Zero New Ebola Infections

For the first time since the Ebola outbreak was declared in Sierra Leone, the country has recorded zero new infections. There were no new Ebola cases reported last week according to the WHO. At the height of the outbreak Sierra Leone was reporting more than 500 new cases a week. Last week, for the first time since May last year, there were zero new cases.

But authorities are warning against complacency. OB Sisay, Director of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), said: “This does not mean Sierra Leone is suddenly Ebola free. “As long as we have one Ebola case we still have an epidemic. People should continue to take the public health measures… around hand-washing, temperature checks, enhanced screening.”

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President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One upon arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 18, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Tony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer in the Outer Oval Office before making a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo by Chuck Kennedy

President Barack Obama meets the Weithman family: Joe, Rhonda, and their children, Rachel, 9, and Josh, 11, in their home in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama meets the Weithman family: Joe, Rhonda, and their children, Rachel, 9, and Josh, 11, in their home in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

13
Aug
15

On This Day

President Barack Obama greets Military Aide Lt. Col. Dave Kalinske and his family in the Oval Office, during KalinskeÕs departure ceremony, Aug. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama greets Military Aide Lt. Col. Dave Kalinske and his family in the Oval Office, during Kalinske’s departure ceremony, Aug. 13, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Alexrod on the Colonnade of the White House, August 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Axelrod on the Colonnade of the White House, Aug. 13, 2009.  Photo by Pete Souza




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