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Here's how much Obama's pension is worth

At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree.His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary.

Trump sworn in as US President

In what has been a long-awaited moment, Donald J. Trump is sworn as the 45th President of the United States by Chief Justice Roberts.

Washington prepares for Donald Trump's big moment

Donald Trump has arrived in Washington -- and he's going to be here for at least four years. The reality of the moment, that the real estate mogul and reality show star will recite the oath of office Friday, is finally taking hold.

Obama offers reassurance mixed with warnings

"The only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world. "With that parting message to the nation, a sanguine Barack Obama sought to reassure the millions of Democrats disorientated and fearful about Donald Trump's pending inauguration that presidents may change but the nation always endures.

The world needs fixing — and Trump thinks he's the man to do it

Just days ahead of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has issued his own data dump.It amounts to a blueprint of his foreign policy and has caused widespread consternation among European allies. Germany's foreign minister at EU meetings in Brussels described reaction among leaders as "astonishment and agitation."

Ex-President of Iran dead at 82

Iran's ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in the country's politics since the 1980s, has died at the age of 82, media say.