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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama made a statement about the latest developments in Syria and Ukraine and responded to reporters' questions. He said that ISIS* posed an immediate threat to Iraq and that a regional coalition was needed to meet the threat. He also said that Russia was responsible for the instability 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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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    President Obama at American Legion Convention

    President Obama spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. He announced several executive actions to help veterans, including expanded suicide prevention training, automatically enrolling military personnel receiving mental health care in Department of Veterans Affairs mental heath treatment programs, and partnerships with banks to assist with getting lower mortgage rates.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the improvement in the U.S. economy, in part due to the actions of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and urged that the charter of the bank be renewed.

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    ISIS Beheading of U.S. Journalist

    President Obama made a statement about the death of U.S. photojournalist James Foley, a foreign correspondent who went missing in Syria in 2012. ISIS militants released a video that day showing Mr. Foley’s beheading. In his remarks, President Obama said “the entire world is appalled” and vowed that the U.S. would continue to do what was necessary to protect Americans.

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    Iraq Strategy and Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    President Obama made a statement on the latest developments in Iraq, saying that the Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapturing the Mosul Dam was a “major step forward” in the ongoing fight against ISIL*. He also announced that Attorney General Eric Holder would visit Ferguson, Missouri, following the previous week’s police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown and subsequent violent protests.


    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was a Sunni militant group. In June 2014, violence escalated as the group seized several cities in northern and western Iraq.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the importance of higher education and his efforts to make it more affordable.

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    Iraq Strategy and Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    President Obama made a statement on the latest developments in Iraq. He lauded progress in Iraq, but added that U.S. air strikes would continue where needed. He also spoke about the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The president appealed for calm and announced that the FBI and the Justice Department would investigate.

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    Senator Saxby Chambliss on U.S. Debt and National Security

    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) spoke about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. He offered his recommendations for reducing the national debt and the threat it poses to maintaining national security. He called the debt “one crisis that’s not going away.” Senator Chambliss also talked about his congressional tenure, and the issues he had worked to address as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and vice-chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He was not seeking re-election and his term would end January 2015. After his remarks Senator Chambliss was interviewed by John Diaz and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.

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    President Obama Statement on Iraq

    President Obama gave an update on airstrikes and humanitarian assistance in Iraq. He said that the naming of a new Iraqi prime minister that day was an important step and that he and Vice President Biden had called to congratulate him. President Obama called for a quick and peaceful transition in Iraq as Prime Minister-Designate Haider al-Abadi forms a new government. President Obama did not respond to questions.

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