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Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defence secretary

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing 1 of 5. U.S. President Barack Obama (L) embraces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after announcing Hagel's resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago, and Republicans, who now control both houses of Congress, are looking for a new approach from the White house.

Ferguson violence troubles Obama

iol.co.za — Chicago - US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that anyone who destroys property in rioting against a Missouri grand jury's decision should be prosecuted, urging Americans upset by the court to work together to improve race relations.

Obama deeply worried and 'disappointed' by Ferguson violence

reuters.com — A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. For the second day in a row, Obama weighed in on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of a black youth last summer.

Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

news.yahoo.com — By Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing U.S. President Barack Obama talks about immigration reform while at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago November 25, 2014. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the president at the Copernicus Center where he had gone to promote his go-it-alone immigration plan that will remove the threat of deportation for up to 4.7 million illegal immigrants.

Obama deeply worried and 'disappointed' by Ferguson violence

reuters.com — A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Obama, who was to make remarks in Chicago on immigration, was delayed leaving the White House for the trip to get a briefing about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, from Attorney General Eric Holder, according to White House spokesman Eric Schultz.

Obama deeply worried and disappointed' by Ferguson violence

dailymail.co.uk — CHICAGO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is concerned and disappointed at the violence that broke out after a Missouri grand jury rendered its verdict in a case involving a black youth shot to death by a white officer, a White House aide said on Tuesday.

Obama deeply worried and disappointed' by Ferguson violence

dailymail.co.uk — CHICAGO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is concerned and disappointed at the violence that broke out after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, a White House aide said on Tuesday.

Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing 1 of 5. U.S. President Barack Obama (L) embraces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after announcing Hagel's resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago, and Republicans, who now control both houses of Congress, are looking for a new approach from the White house.

Obama’s defence chief resigns

iol.co.za — Washington - US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan.
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Nov 25, 2014

Good to see you Rick! RT @rap30: Outta the pool and into some warmth. Great seeing @steveholland1 in Chicago for a brief chat!

Nov 25, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is on hand to greet Pres Obama on his arrival in Chicago.

Nov 24, 2014

We're told Stevie Wonder did an impromptu concert with the Marine Band after receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom at the WH

Nov 24, 2014

McCain on Hagel: I know that Chuck was frustrated with aspects of the administration's national security policy and decision-making process.

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