The president attended the memorial after touring the scene of last week's tornado, which killed at least 120 people in Missouri.
The president walked through a destroyed neighborhood before attending a memorial service for those killed in Missouri's deadly tornados.
After six days overseas focusing on foreign policy, President Obama returns home Saturday evening and turns to domestic issues starting Sunday with a quick trip to Joplin, Missouri, to meet with those affected by last week’s major tornado.
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron participate in a joint news conference at Lancaster House in London on May 25.
President Barack Obama speaks at College Green in Dublin, Ireland, on May 23. Obama opens a six-day European tour with a visit through Ireland, where he will celebrate his own Irish roots.
Iceland volcano: the eruption of an Iceland volcano, Saturday, is larger than last year's Eyjafjallajokull eruption that shut down air travel in Europe.
Protests erupted on Israel’s borders and throughout East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday as Palestinians marked the 63rd anniversary of Israel’s independence, which they refer to as the “nakba,” or catastrophe, because it resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Israel has used the clashes to argue that it does not have a legitimate partner for peace, while Arabs have capitalized on the regional spirit of uprising to press Palestinian claims to statehood. Here is a roundup of notable statements:
President Barack Obama greets guests after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, May 5, 2011.
President Obama and Michelle Obama, the first lady, prepare to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on April 29, as they traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to visit tornado damaged areas.