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Columbia Bid Makes Short List For Obama Presidential Library Site

Four applications – including one from Columbia University – have made the cut for the short list to host President Barack Obama’s future potential library.

09/15/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal  take questions after a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airports Royal Terminal on September 11, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US, Arab Allies Committed To Fighting ISIS

Key Arab allies of the United States agreed Thursday to “do their share” to fight the Islamic State group, promising to take action to stop the flow of fighters and funding to the insurgents and possibly to join military action.

09/11/2014

President Barack Obama discusses plans to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East. (Credit: CBS News)

Obama Announces US Will Expand Airstrikes On Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the United States will wage a military campaign that will target Islamic State fighters with airstrikes “wherever they exist.”

09/10/2014

Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney speaks of Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) as they address an  audience during a birthday celebration on September 10, 2014 at The Hilton in East Brunswick, NJ.  The event, dubbed "Governor Chris Christie 52nd Birthday Celebration," also served as a NJ-GOP fundraiser.  (Photo by Matt Rainey/Getty Images)

Romney: Christie Is ‘A Man Who Knows What To Do’

Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney drew a sharp contrast between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama at a fundraiser Wednesday night in honor of Christie’s 52nd birthday.

09/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at close of NATO 2014 Summit in Newport, South Wales, on September 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Obama Talks About Ukraine, ISIS At Close Of NATO Summit

Speaking at the close of a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Barack Obama commented Friday on the situations in Ukraine and Iraq.

09/05/2014

About a dozen protesters sat down in the middle of the intersection at Eighth Avenue and West 56th Street around noon Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Police Handcuff Some Protesters As Fast-Food Workers Rally For Higher Pay

At least three people wearing McDonald’s uniforms were hauled away by police officers after standing in the middle of a busy street near Times Square Thursday morning.

09/04/2014

In this handout image made available by the photographer American journalist Steven Sotloff (Center with black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata on June 02, 2011 in Misrata, Libya.  (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of US Journalist Steven Sotloff

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

09/02/2014

Obama Press Conference On Iraq, Ferguson (CBS 2)

Secret Service: Possible Threat To President Obama During Westchester Visit

Authorities were searching late Friday for a possible suspicious person and vehicle in connection with a potential threat to President Barack Obama, who was in Westchester County for two events.

08/29/2014

President Barack Obama departs the White House August 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama is scheduled to travel to  New York and Rhode Island for fundraising.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama’s Westchester Visit Causes Some Headaches For Labor Day Weekend Travelers

The president flew into Westchester County Airport in White Plains on Friday and some fear the visit could affect travel plans for many New Yorkers heading out of town for Labor Day weekend.

08/29/2014

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Gov. Christie Fires Back After Being Questioned Why He Won’t Visit Border

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says there’s a clear distinction between him and the president.

08/29/2014

Obama Press Conference On Iraq, Ferguson (CBS 2)

Obama Visit Friday Will Snag Flights At Westchester County Airport

When many New Yorkers are heading out of town for Labor Day weekend, President Barack Obama is heading not to the city, but to Westchester County for a pair of events.

08/28/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

President Barack Obama lines up a putt on the first green at the Farm Neck Golf Club on August 9, 2014 in Oak Bluffs, Mass. (credit: Matthew Healey-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Plays Golf After Making Somber Statement On Beheaded American Journalist James Foley

Shortly after delivering his somber remarks Wednesday, he engaged in his favorite pastime — a game of golf with friends, including former professional basketball star Alonzo Mourning.

08/21/2014

Journalist James Foley talks about being kidnapped in Libya on the old CBS Early Show in 2011. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Obama Sent Troops To Syria On Failed Mission To Rescue Foley, Other Captives

Foley’s parents stepped before cameras Wednesday to share their pain with the world and reflect on the life their son lived.

08/20/2014

President Barack Obama discusses the Michael Brown case at the White House on Aug. 18, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Dozens Rally In New York As Protests Spread From Ferguson To New York

Holder will meet with investigators from the FBI and the Justice Department, as well as community leaders, following the Aug. 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Obama said.

08/18/2014

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