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    Poll: Obama gets thumbs down from troops

    President Barack Obama has struggled with sagging approval ratings over the last year, but the commander-in-chief's numbers may have dropped further among active-duty troops.

    Just 15% of active-duty servicemembers gave Obama a thumbs up in the annual ...

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Obama end of year news conference

Obama's end-of-year message

President Barack Obama holds his year-end press conference at the White House.

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Obama: 'Sony made a mistake'

President Barack Obama said Sony "made a mistake" in halting the release of its film "The Interview" after hackers that the FBI has linked to North Korea stole the company's documents and threatened theaters that showed the film.

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Pope on US-Cuba deal: 'This is noble work'

Pope Francis speaks out about the U.S.-Cuba deal he helped bring together.

Not everyone happy with Cuba

Not everyone is happy with U.S.-Cuba thaw

The ringing of the bells in Havana signals a thaw in the Cold War-era feud between Cuba and the U.S. it’s a thaw that resulted in the repatriation of Alan Gross, imprisoned in Cuba for five years. Not everyone was happy with the news: Cubans who fled the Castro regime and now live in Florida protested the decision Wednesday in Miami.

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U.S. to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba

President Obama announces plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, as Alan Gross is released in a prisoner swap.

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Raul Castro thanks Obama, Pope Francis

Cuban President Raul Castro thanks the United States and Pope Francis for the historic overhaul of relations between the two countries.

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Rubio rips U.S. deal with Cuba

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, rips President Obama's deal to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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What to know about Obama's immigration initiative

President Barack Obama announced an executive action Thursday that implements major changes to the country's immigration policies. Click on to find out more about the changes.

Immigration debate

Immigration in America: A history

With the president set to unveil a major immigration plan tonight, look back at the tumultuous history of this issue in America.

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States with the most undocumented immigrants

The immigration debate is heating up again. Find out which states are home to the most undocumented immigrants, according to the latest data available.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

Analysts tell CNN it is too early to say ISIS has "peaked," but the first signs are emerging that a combination of coalition airstrikes and more assertive Iraqi and Kurdish forces are forcing ISIS to change its behavior. Learn more about the group.

Pope Francis speaks at Copacabana

World's most powerful people

Who is the most powerful person in the world? This year's answer may surprise you.

Voters nationwide cast Election Day ballots

Voters across the country headed to the polls Tuesday to decide a slew of governor's races and, among other things, control of the U.S. Senate.

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America's most political states

It's Election Day! Find out which state has the most passionate voters.

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Things more hated than Congress

What's more hated than Congress in America right now? Not much, but there are a few things.

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