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    White House State Dinner Grand Staircase Entrance

    President and Mrs. Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife were seen descending the White House grand staircase to the Entrance Hall of the White House as went to a state dinner.

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    Congressional Views on Communications and Technology Issues

    Three members of Congress who work on communications issues, discussed the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner merger, spectrum auctions, privacy, patent protection, and net neutrality. The members were interviewed separately on Capitol Hill: Senator Al Franken (D-MN) April 27, 2015; Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) at “CES on the Hill,” April 15, 2015; and Representative Doris Matsui April 30, 2015.(D-CA), on unknown dates.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama talked about expanding access to education, and to spreading the joy of reading to more children and young adults. That day he announced a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to help every student get a library card; and commitments from libraries and major publishers to provide free e-Books for low-income students.

    He delivered his weekly address from the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., where he held a virtual event with children around the country April 30, 2015.

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    President Obama Meeting with Persecuted Journalists

    President Obama spoke to reporters after meeting with persecuted journalists to mark World Press Freedom Day. He spoke about the persecution the journalists there, Fatima Tilsova, Dieu Cay, and Simegnish Mengesha, and others had faced for their work and talked about the importance of a free press. He responded to a question about the news that six Baltimore police officers would be charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including the security situation in Yemen, nuclear negotiations with Iran, Russia’s actions in Ukraine, U.S. free trade agreements, and the potential location for President Obama’s presidential library.

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    White House Daily Briefing

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

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    President Obama Virtual Field Trip

    President Obama spoke with middle-school students at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., and those watching the event from around the country. He answered questions about his experiences in school, his favorite books, and technology in the classroom in this “virtual field trip.” The event was moderated by a sixth grader from Salisbury, Maryland. President Obama began by announcing a plan for libraries and major publishers to give free e-Books to low-income students and also the ConnectED Library Challenge that has the goal of putting a library card in every child’s hand to ensure they have access to not only books, but public Internet.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions on a variety of issues, including law enforcement reforms, riots in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. trade policy, the National Security Agency’s surveillance authority, and Iran’s nuclear program. Mr. Earnest said Senior Adviser Valerie Jarett was in contact with local officials in Baltimore and briefed President Obama on the situation. Mr. Earnest also defended the president’s use of the word “thugs” to describe those who were looting and destroying property in Baltimore.

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    2015 National Teacher of the Year

    President Obama spoke at the National Teacher of the Year ceremony for 2015 winner Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas. President Obama also honored all the State Teachers of the Year and spoke about how teachers are important for providing students with hope and preparing them for the world. Ms. Peeples also delivered brief remarks.

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    Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint meeting of Congress, the first Japanese leader to address both chambers. The prime minister called for closer ties with the U.S., saying “Let the two of us, "America and Japan, join our hands together and do our best to make the world a better, a much better, place to live.” He also said Japan was undertaking domestic reforms necessary to take part in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. "Japan’s agriculture is at a crossroads," he said, and “in order for it to survive it has to change now.” Prime Minister Abe also addressed Japan’s role in World War II, saying, “I offer with profound respect my eternal condolences to the souls of all American people that were lost during World War II.”

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