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Obama urges techies to compromise on encryption

Speaking at SXSW is Austin, Texas, President Barack Obama urged techies to not be "absolutists" when it comes to encryption on smartphones and beyond, particularly in cases where the government has a warrant.
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Barack and Michelle Obama to speak at SXSW in Austin

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will address the crowd at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, highlighting civic engagement and female education initiatives.
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President Obama’s last State of the Union address was huge on Twitter

President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address attracted the largest audience on Twitter of any of the President's eight State of the Union addresses. The address also scored over 31 million television viewers on broadcast and…
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Uptown Funk in the White House: The Obamas name their 2015 entertainment favorites

If you're curious what the Obamas have been up to in their free time this year, their picks for 2015's best movies, songs, and TV shows of 2015 will give you an idea. Both Barack and Michelle Obama recently named their favorites.
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Joe Biden says he is ‘out of time’ to run for president in livestream

On the Rose Garden in front of the White House, Joe Biden announced he'll not run for President of the United States due to being out of time to win.
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Jam out to the sweet sounds of Barack Obama’s summer playlists

The White House has dropped two summer playlists penned by Barack Obama himself. They're heavy on the classics, but also feature contemporary artists like Beyonce, Coldplay, and Florence and the Machine.
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Obama to wish Jon Stewart a fond farewell this Tuesday

President Obama is scheduled for one last appearance on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on July 21 at 11/10 c. Even the POTUS wants to bid Stewart farewell before he retires from his hosting gig.
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Supreme Court’s gay marriage legalization sets Twitter on fire

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide and Twitter was flooded with thousands of reactions from citizens, politicians, celebrities and more.
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What the prez?: 15 most revealing quotes from President Obama’s chat with Marc Maron

President Barack Obama appeared on WTF with Marc Maron for an hour conversation on his love of self-deprecating humor, gun laws, parenting, and more.
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Obama and Clinton joke on Twitter about Hillary

President Obama has his own Twitter handle now, and he's already getting in on the fun of the platform by talking with former president Bill Clinton about who gets the @POTUS handle after Obama's second term ends.
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President Obama now has his own personal Twitter account

President Barack Obama finally has his own, personal Twitter account. His first tweet read “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,”
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Russian hackers got a peek at some of Obama’s emails last year

The hackers that gave the White House and State Department such a hard time last year managed to get access to some of President Obama's correspondence along the way, a new report says.