Barack Obama

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Obama will outline his strategy for fighting the Islamic State movement

President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday, and he's expected to make his case for further US military action against the militants who call themselves the Islamic State. The president is likely to announce a continuation of the air campaign that began against ISIS in Iraq a month ago, and the possible start of airstrikes against the militants in Syria.

Global Scan

Vladimir Putin would like you to know he too opposes fracking

Imagine the foes of fracking and you'd probably put Greenpeace at the top of the list. But add Vladimir Putin too — someone who rarely sees eye-to-eye with the environmentalists. But he has his own reasons, not tied to saving the Earth. Meanwhile, there's tension over US military actions in Iraq. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

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Race and identity in Africa

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's David Amanor, who's based in the African country of Ghana, about how Barack Obama's presidential win has prompted discussions there about what it means to be black or white.

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Obama issues ultimatum to Libya

President Obama says Gaddafi must obey the UN's demands or face military action. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former adviser to Secretary of State Clinton, and Barry Posen, who directs the Security Studies Program at MIT.