In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community. "The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves," President Obama said. "For me, Easter is a story of hope - a belief in a better day to come, just around the bend," he added.
A once-secret memo released Monday by the Obama administration says The United States can use lethal force against a U.S. citizen overseas if that person is part of an enemy organization seeking to attack the U.S. The 2011 killing of one such American -- al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki -- was justified because it was carried out under applicable laws of war, the memo said.