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  • President Barack Obama looks at the translator, left, as he speaks during a press availability with Uruguay's President Jose Mujica in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Uruguay leader: Americans better learn Spanish

    The leader of Uruguay told President Obama Monday that all Americans should learn Spanish because Spanish speakers will soon "fill this country."

  • Two persons walk in front of pictures of Pope John XXIII, left, and Pope John Paul II in Guatemala City, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII is drawing special attention in Latin America, reviving both warm memories of his frequent visits to the region and debate over his handling of sex-abuse scandals. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    Obama praises new saints — Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

    President Obama Monday hailed the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II as saints who "shaped not only the Catholic Church but the world."

  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, waves prior to boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, before traveling to South Africa for a memorial service in honor of Nelson Mandela. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Obama pleads for peace in strife-torn Central African Republic

    As the U.S. military prepares to transport peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic, President Obama Monday taped a message urging its citizens to stop the violence between Christian and Muslim forces.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a joint news conference with President Obama on May 13, 2013, in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

    Britain's Cameron pushes urgent response to Syria

    British Prime Minister David Cameron took a more aggressive stance on Syria's civil war than President Obama Monday, signaling heightened international concerns about the Syrian opposition's fate.

  • President Obama announces Thomas E. Perez, his nominee for Labor Secretary, on March 18, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Obama nominates embattled Thomas E. Perez for Labor secretary

    President Obama Monday nominated Thomas E. Perez to be the next Labor Department secretary — setting up yet another contentious confirmation battle in the Senate.

  • ** FILE ** Former Secretary of State Colin Powell (AP Photo/Eric Reichbaum)

    Colin Powell (again) condemns Republicans

    Self-described Republican and former Secretary of State Colin Powell marked the second swearing-in of President Obama Monday with more harsh words for his fellow party members, during separate appearances on MSNBC and ABC.

  • President Obama speaks to workers about the economy during a Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, visit to the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. (Associated Press)

    Obama wades into labor fight on Michigan swing

    Stumping for higher taxes on top earners, President Obama Monday also inserted himself squarely into Michigan's boiling debate over a new right-to-work labor law, telling a crowd of Detroit-area auto workers that Republicans pushing for the law are creating political distractions and risking harm to the economy.

  • President Barack Obama meets with Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama, al-Maliki mark end of Iraq war

    President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met at the White House Monday to mark the end of the war in Iraq and reaffirm their commitment to working together to help the country maintain security and establish economic stability in the years ahead.

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