Oman takes in 10 inmates from Guantanamo

Jan 17, 2017

Oman takes in 10 inmates from Guantanamo

Oman said it received 10 inmates from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay Monday, as outgoing President Barack Obama looks to reduce the number of prisoners there before leaving office. Neither the sultanate’s foreign ministry nor the U.S. defense official who confirmed the ...

Obama fetes World Series champs Chicago Cubs at White House

Jan 17, 2017

Obama fetes World Series champs Chicago Cubs at White House

President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office. On what usually is a sleepy federal holiday at the White House, Cubs players filed into the White House East Room on Martin Luther King Day for Obama’s final ...

Obama designates Alabama civil rights area as national monument

Jan 13, 2017

Obama designates Alabama civil rights area as national monument

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday designating a historic civil rights district in Alabama as a national monument, placing several blocks of a city once rocked by racial violence on par with landmarks including the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service will ...

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

Jan 13, 2017

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

U.S. President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that celebrated their partnership over eight years in office. “This is an extraordinary man,” Obama said of ...