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    President Obama at the 34th National Firefighter Memorial Service

    President Obama spoke at the 45th annual National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service at the National Fire Academy.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. The urged Congress to do its job to strengthen the economy by passing a budget instead of passing a last-minute bill to keep the government open for another ten weeks as it had just done for the second time in two years. He said that he would not sign another shortsighted spending bill like the one Congress sent him during the week.

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    President Obama on Secretary Duncan's Resignation

    President Obama announced the resignation of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, effective at the end of the year. President Obama said he would be replaced on an acting basis by his deputy, John King. He also responded to questions from reporters on a variety of topics, including the need for gun control in the wake of the the September 30, 2015, shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Other topics included Congress, the federal 2016 budget, Syria, Russia, the debt ceiling, the 2016 presidential race, and the recent visit by Pope Francis.

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    Refugee Resettlement Program

    Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on the fiscal and security implications of the administration’s plan to admit nearly 200,000 refugees over the next two years, the Refugee Resettlement Program. Among other issues the witnesses answered questions on he security screening process, cost increases, and the deterrence of immigration benefit fraud.

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    President Obama Remarks on Umpqua Community College Shooting

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest held a press briefing and addressed a number of topics with reporters. Among them: Hurricane Joaquin, Russia airstrikes in Syria, and the need for gun control.