Obama makes forceful defense of new development goals

United States President Barack Obama, bottom, shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after addressing the 2015 Sustainable Development Summit, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday committed the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world, telling a global summit that a sweeping new development agenda is “not charity but instead is one of the smartest investments we can make in our own future.”

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