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SNL's Cecily Strong to Share Comedy Stage with President Obama

SNL's Cecily Strong to Share Comedy Stage with President Obama

Originally posted 11/19/2014 02:20PM

Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong will be sharpening the news chops she honed at the "Weekend Update" anchor desk now that she'll be sharing an even more imposing dais – with the leader of the free world.

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Obama Condemns Islamic State's Killing of U.S. Aid Worker Peter Kassig

Obama Condemns Islamic State's Killing of U.S. Aid Worker Peter Kassig

Originally posted 11/16/2014 06:25PM

President Barack Obama denounced the Islamic State group Sunday after they released a video of a masked militant standing over a severed head it claimed was Peter Kassig, a former U.S. soldier-turned-aid worker who was taken hostage while delivering relief supplies to Syrians caught in that country's brutal civil war.

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Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Originally posted 11/11/2014 10:00AM

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday.

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Obama Makes Surprising Pit Stop for Giant 'Death by Chocolate' Cake | Barack Obama

Obama Makes Surprising Pit Stop for Giant 'Death by Chocolate' Cake

Originally posted 11/03/2014 12:30PM

The president then shared the towering dessert with reporters on Air Force One

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Make the Halloween Cookies the Obamas Gave to Trick-or-Treaters

Make the Halloween Cookies the Obamas Gave to Trick-or-Treaters

Originally posted 10/31/2014 06:00PM

It's all treats – and a few fun tricks – at the annual White House Halloween party

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9 Photos That Prove Joe Biden Loves Himself Some Ice Cream

9 Photos That Prove Joe Biden Loves Himself Some Ice Cream

Originally posted 10/15/2014 02:55PM

The Vice President – and self-proclaimed "ice cream guy" – always finds time for a cold treat

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What the Obamas Are Eating Tonight in N.Y.C. | Barack Obama

What the Obamas Are Eating Tonight in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 10/07/2014 06:30PM

Top Chef Masters champ Floyd Cardoz is whipping up a presidential feast to remember –�plus, get his recipe

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First Memorial for Disabled Veterans Opens in Washington, D.C.

Thousands Attend Opening of First Memorial for Disabled Veterans in Washington, D.C.

Originally posted 10/05/2014 09:00PM

When Al Kovach was a Navy SEAL and broke his neck in a parachute accident in 1991, his life changed forever.

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President Obama Dines at Bill and Giuliana Rancic's Restaurant in Chicago

President Obama Dines at Bill and Giuliana Rancic's Restaurant in Chicago

Originally posted 10/03/2014 09:00AM

The presidential party's feast included a "grand" seafood platter, steak and a sinful chocolate cake

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Secret Service Under Scrutiny After Knife-Wielding Man Breaches White House

Secret Service Under Scrutiny After Knife-Wielding Man Breaches White House

Originally posted 09/21/2014 11:55AM

The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.

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