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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Gauging the Arab-American vote

Eight years ago, Arab-American citizens favored George Bush for president. This year, polls suggest they're leaning toward Democratic candidate Barack Obama. And the war in Iraq plays a role in that shift, as The World's Jason Margolis reports.

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The Latino vote

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Pilar Marrero of the Spanish-language newspaper "La Opinion" to find out the impact of first-time Latino immigrant voters on the outcome of the presidential election.

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Obama's style in China

President Barack Obama has told students in Shanghai that certain freedoms were universal. It's not what the Chinese are used to hearing from their own president, Hu Jintao. Mary Kay Magistad looks at the contrasting styles of Hu and Obama.