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Every day, tens of thousands of Americans write to our family. Some of their letters make us laugh. Some of their letters tear at our hearts. A lot of their letters remind Barack and me of our own lives. But all of their letters keep us connected to the stories of Americans across the country. …

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The AtlanticThe reactions to the murders of two New York police officers this weekend have been mostly uniform in their outrage. There was the predictable gamesmanship exhibited in some quarters, but all agree that the killing of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos merits particular censure. This is understandable. The killing of police officers…

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that worked to ban brutal interrogations and said the U.S. should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world. Clinton spoke about the importance of the nation acting in accordance with its values as she accepted…

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: Good evening. I want to provide an update regarding the case involving Eric Garner, a Staten Island resident, who died tragically in July. Since Mr. Garner's death, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, the Civil Rights Division and the FBI have been monitoring the local case…

Over the past year, we’ve seen 10 million additional Americans gain health insurance, leading to a 26 percent drop in adults living without health coverage. This is progress which can’t be adequately quantified by the numbers, and as we approach the third week of our second Open Enrollment period this Thanksgiving weekend, we fully expect…

Over the past year, we’ve seen 10 million additional Americans gain health insurance, leading to a 26 percent drop in adults living without health coverage. This is progress which can’t be adequately quantified by the numbers, and as we approach the third week of our second Open Enrollment period this Thanksgiving weekend, we fully expect…

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