Obama to break up vacation with return to Washington
August 6th, 2014
07:03 PM ET
3 months ago

Obama to break up vacation with return to Washington

(CNN) - His past vacations have been interrupted by fights with Congress and foreign unrest.

This year, President Barack Obama is planning ahead, budgeting some work time into his two-week-long summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Instead of spending the full span on the island, Obama will return to Washington for two days to attend meetings before heading back to the Massachusetts resort.

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August 6th, 2014
05:08 PM ET
3 months ago

Biden: Lawyers needed to help solve ‘heart wrenching’ border crisis

Washington (CNN) - One thing critical to addressing the current influx of unaccompanied minors along the U.S.-Mexico border: lots and lots of lawyers. That was Vice President Joe Biden's call to the legal services community on Wednesday.

"We need lawyers. We need trained lawyers to determine whether or not these kids meet the criteria for refugee status," the vice president said at a gathering of representatives from law firms and non-profits at the White House.

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