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29
Jun
16

The President’s Day In Canada And The First Lady’s Day In Spain

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama(R)and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meet during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and US President Barack Obama speak during a bilateral meeting at the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto and President Barack Obama speak during a bilateral meeting

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama and their delegations wait for a working session during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama pose for a group photo

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands before a meeting in the Cabinet Room at Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, not pictured, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, at the National Gallery of Canada during the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

(L-R) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau look on as US President Barack Obama speaks during a trilateral press conference at the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama hold a trilateral press conference

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U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, not pictured, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, at the National Gallery of Canada during the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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U.S. President Barack Obama, from center left, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, are applauded by school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, center left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, center right, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Barack Obama is welcomed to Parliament Hill

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Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, center, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, from center left U.S. President Barack Obama, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others watch as US President Barack Obama signs a guest book at Parliament Hill during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama signs a guest book at Parliament Hill

US President Barack Obama's signature is seen in a guest book at Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (L) and US President Barack Obama exit the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill following the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, June 28, 2016. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (L) arrives with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) to address Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill

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US President Barack Obama (L) confers with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama arrives to address Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) waits with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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People watch as a motorcade with US President Barack Obama drives to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

People watch as a motorcade with President Barack Obama drives to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit

US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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First Lady Michelle Obama, First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, and Grandma Marian Robinson arrive in Madrid, Spain

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09
Mar
16

The State Dinners

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Ahead of Thursday’s State Dinner at the White House for VC’s fella, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a trip down State Dinner memory lane…..

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November 24, 2009 – India: Manmohan Singh

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama await the arrival of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur, for the State Dinner at the White House, Nov. 24, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ms Gursharan Kaur for a State Dinner

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chats with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prior to the state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama claps during the entertainment portion of the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, left, and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, held in a tent on the South Lawn of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

The President and First Lady wait for Indian Prime Minister Singh’s motorcade to depart the White House at the conclusion of the first official state dinner for the Obama administration (Photo by Pete Souza)

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May 19, 2010 – Mexico: Felipe Calderon

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19
Oct
15

The Stars Were Out…..

President Barack Obama talks with 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed during the second Astronomy Night on the South Lawn of the White House. Invited to the White House for the science event, Mohamed was handcuffed and questioned by police last month when he brought a homemade electronic clock to class at MacArthur High School in Irving, TX, and officials ‘mistook’ it for a bomb.

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Former astronaut and NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld poses for a selfie with Ahmed Mohamed

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President Obama with Brooklyn student Agatha Sofia Alvarez-Bareiro

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13
Oct
15

Debate Reminder for Democrats. Thanks, President Obama

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Michelle Jamrisko: Sales Of U.S. New Homes Surged In August To Seven-Year High

Purchases of new homes jumped in August to a seven-year high as Americans took advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Sales climbed 5.7 percent to a 552,000 annualized pace, exceeding all forecasts of economists surveyed by Bloomberg and the highest since February 2008, from a 522,000 rate in July that was stronger than initially reported, a Commerce Department report showed Thursday in Washington.

Steady job gains and cheaper borrowing costs are bolstering demand for new homes, particularly as the supply of previously owned properties is still scant. Further healing in residential real estate should help underpin the U.S. economy amid weakness from the stronger dollar and slower overseas growth. “Housing has now finally started to participate more strongly” in the expansion, saidDavid Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, who projected sales would rise. “It’s quite likely we’ll continue to see the gains going forward.”

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25
Sep
15

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06
Apr
15

The Easter Egg Roll

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13
Mar
15

The President and the Sergeant: Six Years, Six Meetings

Today: President Obama greets Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg, alongside his father Craig, during a visit to Remsburg’s new home in Gilbert, Arizona (Photo by Doug Mills)

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Washington Post (2013): They were introduced near Omaha Beach in France in 2009, when Sergeant Remsburg was part of a select Army Ranger group chosen to re-enact a parachute drop for celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in World War II.

Four months later, on Oct. 1 2009, Sergeant Remsburg was face down in a canal near Kandahar, thrown by the force of a quarter-ton roadside bomb, shrapnel penetrating his brain and right eye. He spent the next three months in a coma, through operations at military hospitals in Afghanistan, Germany and Bethesda, Md., outside Washington. Through the winter of 2010, he was at a veterans’ hospital in Tampa, Fla., where he slowly regained consciousness. In April 2010, he returned to Bethesda for surgery to rebuild his skull.

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Their second meeting came less than a year later at a military hospital outside Washington, where Mr. Obama was stunned to see among the wounded troops from Afghanistan a familiar young man — now brain-damaged, a track of fresh stitches across his skull, and partly paralyzed…..

…. the President came for his annual physical and to visit patients. Entering a hospital room, he saw a photo on the wall — of himself and Sergeant Remsburg in Normandy — and did a double take, looking at the broken man lying there, and again at the strapping soldier in the frame.

“Cory still couldn’t speak, but he looked me in the eye,” the president said later. “He lifted his arm, and he shook my hand firmly. And when I asked how he was feeling, he held up his hand, pulled his fingers together and gave a thumbs up.”

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The third meeting was in a private visit in Phoenix, where Sergeant Remsburg did something that neither Mr. Obama nor military doctors would once have predicted: he stood up and saluted his commander in chief.

There was more. Grasping his walker, “Cory took a step, then another, and then another,” Mr. Obama said later, “all the way across the room.”

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In 2014, Sgt Remsburg was a guest of the President at the State of the Union

“I first met Cory Remsburg, a proud Army Ranger, at Omaha Beach on the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Along with some of his fellow Rangers, he walked me through the program – a strong, impressive young man, with an easy manner, sharp as a tack. We joked around, and took pictures, and I told him to stay in touch.

A few months later, on his tenth deployment, Cory was nearly killed by a massive roadside bomb in Afghanistan. His comrades found him in a canal, face down, underwater, shrapnel in his brain.

For months, he lay in a coma. The next time I met him, in the hospital, he couldn’t speak; he could barely move. Over the years, he’s endured dozens of surgeries and procedures, and hours of grueling rehab every day.

Even now, Cory is still blind in one eye.  He still struggles on his left side.  But slowly, steadily, with the support of caregivers like his dad Craig, and the community around him, Cory has grown stronger. Day by day, he’s learned to speak again and stand again and walk again – and he’s working toward the day when he can serve his country again.

“My recovery has not been easy,” he says. “Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”

Cory is here tonight.  And like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit.”

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Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg is applauded by his father Craig Remsburg, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during President Obama’s remarks at the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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AZCentral: An ongoing physical recovery, a new home custom-made for his needs – the only other thing that would really make Cory Remsburg’s day was a visit from the president.

That’s just what happened Friday afternoon … which brought the sixth meeting between the former soldier and the commander-in-chief.

After a visit to Phoenix’s VA hospital, President Obama’s motorcade took an unscheduled detour, heading toward Gilbert and pulling up in front of Remsburg’s newly remodeled home.

… As the motorcade pulled out of Gilbert, Remsburg said the visit was “Completely unexpected,” and “very cool.”

“I’m just a sergeant first class,” he said. “I’m no big deal. He’s the commander-in-chief. He’s a very big deal.”

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The home came to Remsburg from Homes for Wounded Warriors, the charity started by NFL player Jared Allen. The organization aims to remodel homes for the most severely disabled veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. (More here)

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President Obama visits with Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg and family members at his newly finished home in Gilbert, Arizona, March 13, 2015 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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25
Jan
15

Namaste President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

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President Barack Obama inspects a guard of honor during his welcoming ceremony

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Wing commander Puja Thakur of the Indian Air Force leads the guard of honor

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First Post: Wing Commander Puja Thakur Leads Guard Of Honour for Obama, Scores A Win For Modi Govt

US President Barack Obama’s visit to India for the Republic Day parade is on the path of turning out to be a gigantic public relations success for the Narendra Modi government. Just two days after the Prime Minister launched the government’s ambitious ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign, the country witnessed the first guard of honour in the country’s history led by a woman officer. Wing commander Puja Thakur of the Indian Air Force led the guard of honour in the Raj Bhavan in what is being hailed as a inspiring move by the Modi government.

NDTV reported: “President Obama was given a 21-gun salute at the forecourt of the majestic presidential palace, after which Wing Commander Thakur walked him for the inspection of the Guard of Honour. She is the first woman officer to lead a tri-services Guard of Honour.” Thakur told NDTV that while she was proud of the fact that she was allowed to lead the guard of honour, she really hoped that the incident inspired more women to join the armed forces in the country.

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President Barack Obama pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

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President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture, as Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laugh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi

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31
Oct
14

Trick or Treat

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A boy dressed as a college graduate looks up at President Obama as the president greets costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House

24
Oct
14

A Hug from the President

President Obama hugs nurse Nina Pham, who was declared free of the Ebola virus after contracting the disease while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House

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President Obama speaks with Nina Pham as her mother Diana and sister Cathy look on




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