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President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times
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Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal

WASHINGTON — President Trump formally abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, pulling away from Asia and scrapping his predecessor’s most significant trade deal on his first full weekday in office, administration officials said. Mr. Trump sharply criticized the partnership agreement during last year’s campaign, calling it a bad deal for […]

President Obama with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday. Among them, at right, was Theo Epstein, the team’s president for baseball operations. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
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President Obama, a White Sox Fan, Welcomes the Cubs to the White House

WASHINGTON — The team that wins the World Series typically visits the White House during the subsequent baseball season. But President Obama wanted none of that tradition. With his presidency down to its final week, and the start of the 2017 season still more than two months away, Mr. Obama […]

President Obama was a groomsman at the wedding of Marvin Nicholson and Helen Pajcic in Jacksonville, Fla. The groom is a White House aide and the president’s golfing buddy. Credit Chris Torres/6 of Four Photography
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Late-Term Role for Obama: Groomsman in Chief

Marvin Nicholson asked his golfing buddy to be a groomsman in his wedding. That normally would not be a big deal, or even out of the ordinary. But Mr. Nicholson has spent the last eight years as the White House trip director and a personal aide to the president, who […]

President Obama in the Oval Office during an interview with Michiko Kakutani on Friday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times
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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked […]

The chair President Obama used to sit in to get his hair cut at the Hyde Park Hair Salon. An Obama cut, at $24, remains popular. Credit David Kasnic for The New York Times
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For Many on Chicago’s South Side, Obama’s Farewell Will Be Personal

CHICAGO — If the metal barricades, “Do Not Enter” signs and lurking Secret Service agents were a bother the past eight years in the Hyde Park-Kenwood area — the South Side neighborhood where President Obama still owns a house, but rarely has been home — residents are not complaining. “All […]

Officers at the scene where a man was reported shot in the leg in Baltimore in June 2015. The city, with about 622,000 residents, had 318 homicides in 2016, nearly as many as New York, home to more than 8.5 million. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times
World

Obama Races to Overhaul Police in Baltimore and Chicago Before Trump Era

BALTIMORE — With just days until Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president, the Obama administration is making a last-minute push for police overhauls in two of the nation’s most violent cities, Baltimore and Chicago, where officers have been accused of routinely mistreating African-Americans. In Chicago, where a city […]

President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times
World

Trump Pushes Republicans for Immediate Repeal of Obama Health Law

President-elect Donald J. Trump pressed Republicans on Tuesday to move forward with the immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act and to replace it very quickly thereafter, saying, “We have to get to business. Obamacare has been a catastrophic event.” Mr. Trump’s position undercuts Republican leaders who want a quick […]

President Obama visited Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day in 2009. Section 60 is where many American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq are buried. Credit Luke Sharrett/The New York Time
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The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama

A strategy that went from a “good war” to the shorthand“Afghan good enough” reflects the president’s comingto terms with what was possible in Afghanistan. WASHINGTON — President Obama’s advisers wrestled with an intractable problem in the spring and summer of 2015: How could they stabilize Afghanistan while preserving Mr. Obama’s […]

Russian diplomats expelled
Politics USA

35 Russian diplomats expelled from the US

Thirty-five Russian diplomats expelled from the United States by President Barack Obama have left the country, Russian news agencies report. An embassy official said the plane had taken off with all the affected personnel and their families aboard. Mr Obama ordered the expulsion in response to alleged hacking of the […]

The Obama administration was riven for months by an internal debate about how much of its evidence to make public. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times
World

Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking

WASHINGTON — President Obama struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services. The administration also penalized four top officers of one of those services, the […]