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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Hu Jintao

Nov 15, 2012 — He was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China early Thursday morning. But those hoping for change in China say the make-up of the party's elite makes it unlikely major reforms will come anytime soon.
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Sep 4, 2012 — A lieutenant to President Hu Jintao has been moved to a lesser position amid reports of his son's involvement in the high-speech crash of a very expensive car.
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Jan 20, 2011 — Other news of the day: The battle over health care; Tunisia's struggles continue; the cases against Guantanamo detainees.
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Jan 19, 2011 — Obama and Hu hold White House meetings; Giffords' husband interviewed; Ivory Coast mediation fails again; former Haitian dictator questioned
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Jan 18, 2011 — "China is a huge beneficiary of the system that exists today" and will not want to change the dollar's status, the Treasury secretary says.
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Jan 18, 2011 — Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives; political confusion in Tunisia; Giffords' husband speaks; Michelle Obama birthday; zodiac wrong?
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Dec 6, 2010 — The two leaders discussed the North's recent deadly shelling of a South Korean island and the further escalation of tensions along the world's most dangerous border.
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