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Obama to challenge private companies to boost solar power use

(Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters)

Although solar power use is growing, it only makes up 1 percent of the nation’s electricity generation.

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Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

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Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

(The Dominion Post, Matt Sunday / Associated Press)

Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that’s sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

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Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.

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Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation’s immigration laws while there’s still a window for Congress to pass legislation.