Breaking News Headlines: Barack Obama Celebrates 52nd Birthday, Proves He's "Still Got It"

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President! Barack Obama is celebrating his 52nd birthday today, and is spending part of the day at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland after playing golf yesterday with friends from his Hawaii and Chicago days. More than two years into Syria's civil war, the once highly-centralized authoritarian state has effectively split into three distinct parts, each boasting its own flags, security agencies and judicial system. In each area, religious, ideological and turf power struggles are under way and battle lines tend to ebb and flow, making it impossible to predict exactly what Syria could look like once the combatants lay down their arms The U.S. Senate confirmed Samantha Power as the next ambassador to the United Nations by a 87-10 vote. President Barack Obama lauded Power in a statement after the confirmation "As one of our country's leading foreign policy thinkers, Samantha knows that our nation's interests are advanced with strong and principled American leadership."

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