Biden said he had made a donation for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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Reaction broke down strongly along racial and political lines.
The U.S., unlike some European nations, would not pay the terrorists.
Approval of the president's foreign affairs decisions has fallen 14 percentage points.
FERGUSON, Mo.— Police made only six arrests compared to 47 arrests made the night before.
Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening outside the White House.
Same-sex marriage was slated to become legal in the state on Thursday.
"It's a very treacherous and slippery slope," Rep. Adam Schiff said.
“I have known him for 30 years. I know he's fair,” said the senator.
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Support for strikes jumped 9 points, but Obama's Iraq approval remains at 42 percent.