Political Headlines June 17, 2013: President Barack Obama Addresses North Ireland Youth in Belfast

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Obama Addresses Youth in Belfast

Source: NYT, 6-17-13


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President Obama acknowledged “wounds that haven’t healed” but mostly praised Northern Ireland on Monday in Belfast.

President Obama on Monday opened a three-day diplomatic trip to Northern Ireland and Germany not with other world leaders but with young residents of this once strife-torn city, urging them to build on the peace that America helped broker 15 years ago.

“For you are the first generation in this land to inherit more than just the bitter prejudices of the past. You are the inheritors of a just and hard-earned peace,” Mr. Obama told more than 2,000 people, many of them teenagers in school uniforms who stood for hours in a chilly morning drizzle to get through security checkpoints into the Waterfront Hall convention center….READ MORE

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