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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He echoed his remarks at the United Nations earlier in the week as he talked about American leadership in world events including fighting militants in the Middle East, fighting Ebola in Africa, and in the movement to confront the threat from climate change.

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    President Obama on Global Health Security

    President Obama spoke to a gathering of international health officials about global health security. He discussed the international response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa and the need for greater cooperation among nations to prevent future outbreaks.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest answered reporters questions on topics including Attorney General Eric holder’s decision to resign, ongoing U.S.-led strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, and the conflict in Ukraine.

    *The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    President Obama on Attorney General Eric Holder's Resignation

    President Obama announced Attorney General Eric Holder would resign from his post. The president called the resignation “bittersweet.” and thanked the attorney general for his work specifically on voting and civil rights. Attorney General Holder gave an emotional speech saying, “I will leave the Department of Justice, but I will never leave the work.”

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    President Obama Remarks at Clinton Global Initiative

    President Obama spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers. His remarks were focused on the importance of supporting civil society in countries such as Russia, China and Venezuela. He was introduced by former President Bill Clinton.

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    President Obama Remarks at U.N. Climate Summit

    President Obama addressed the United Nations Climate Summit 2014. He said that the U.S. had adopted many policies in recent years aimed at reducing the country’s carbon output, and challenged other nations to do the same. The president also announced a new executive order that requires U.S. agencies to take climate into consideration when providing international development assistance.

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    Airstrikes Against Terrorists in Syria

    President Obama made a brief statement to the press about the previous night’s missile and air strikes against ISIL* militants in Syria. He said the effort was conducted along with the Arab nations of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. His comments came after a series of airstrikes the State Department said were conducted without consulting the ruling Assad regime. 

    *The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    America's Promise Summit Declaration Signing Ceremony

    President Obama was joined by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma Powell in the Oval Office as he signed America’s Promise Summit Declaration in support of America’s youth. The president also expressed support for the Secret Service, following an unprecedented White House security breach over the preceding weekend.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including the Secret Service’s response to an intruder who entered the White House last week, the training and arming Syrian rebels, and U.S. strategy against *ISIL, and the participation of other countries. Topics included President Obama’s trip to New York City the next day for a meeting of the United Nation’s General Assembly. On the agenda would be ISIL, the Ebola outbreak, and climate change.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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