Obama Issues Medal of Honor to Afghan War Veteran

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_781bc4ecf8.jpgBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Monday bestowed the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, praising his courageous actions during one of the most intense battles in Afghanistan and crediting him with speaking openly about the invisible wounds of war. During an October 2009 ambush on the remote Combat Outpost Keating, Carter risked his life to resupply ammunition to his fellow soldiers and rescue an injured comrade, carrying him to safety through a hailstorm of enemy fire.

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Obama Discusses 'Potential Response' to Syria with French President

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_bc398683c1.jpgPhotographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Obama spoke by phone on Sunday with French President Francois Hollande about the situation in Syria, a day after a similar phone call with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. Obama and Hollande discussed “possible responses by the international community” and “expressed their grave concern” about the reported chemical-weapons attack Wednesday outside Damascus, the White House announced.

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Cokie Roberts: Changes to Voting Rights ‘Downright Evil’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_b0447ce88e.jpgSusan Biddle for The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- In a roundtable discussion on This Week, ABC's Cokie Roberts reflected on the progress in the United States 50 years after the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech. Roberts said, “Growing up in the Deep South in the era of Jim Crow, the difference is dramatic… It’s a great testament to the fact that when you do something like pass a voting rights bill. That makes a difference.”

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Rep. John Lewis Remembers Historic March on Washington

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_ffc797da2d.jpgBrendan Hoffman/Getty Images for Smithsonian Magazine (WASHINGTON) -- Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington, the sole surviving speaker from that day, Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, spoke with ABC’s Byron Pitts about the pivotal event, recalling the moment he knew the day would live forever in American history.

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Obama Meets with Top Advisers on Syria, Calls UK’s David Cameron

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_559a86a098.jpg Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Three days after an alleged, large-scale chemical-weapons attack in Syria, President Obama spent much of Saturday meeting with his highest-level national-security and intelligence advisers, grappling with what to do if Syria has crossed the “red line” of chemical-weapons use.

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