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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about progress made in making the financial system safer and more fair. That week was the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 21, 2010. The law was an effort to more closely regulate Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. 

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the details of the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran and its enforcement.

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    Presidential Obama on the African Growth and Opportunity Act

    President Obama made remarks at a reception to mark the signing of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, a bill that allows sub-Saharan African nations to provide certain goods to U.S. markets duty-free.

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    President Obama on the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    President Obama spoke to reporters at the White House after meeting with small- and medium-sized business owners affected by the recent expiration of the Export-Import Bank. The president talked about the importance of the bank to business and their empoyees and called on Congress to reauthorize its charter before the August adjournment.

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    Immigration Enforcement

    Family members of murder victims where the accused was in the U.S. illegally testified at a hearing on immigration enforcement. Immigration officials comprised the second group of witnesses. 

    Peter Steinle, whose daughter Kate Steinle was shot and killed on the San Francisco pier earlier in summer 2015, called on Congress to approve legislation to remove undocumented felons from U.S. streets. Police say the gunman had had several previous run-ins with the law and been deported multiple times.

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    President Obama Remarks at VFW Convention

    President Obama spoke at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Pittsburgh. He talked about the Iran nuclear deal, continued to make the case for the Iran deal, saying that opponents of the deal are the same people who “were so quick to go to war in Iraq” and who said the war would only take a few months. He also vowed to fix the issues affecting veterans, including health care, employment, and lending.