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Weekly Wrap-Up: POTUS in Europe, OK Go, Power Plants, and More

This week, there was a lot of action both in Washington and overseas: President Obama traveled to Europe; the private sector added 216,000 jobs this month; we announced the first-ever White House Maker Faire; the EPA proposed a rule to curb climate change and make our children healthier; and more.

There was a lot of action this week, both in Washington and overseas. President Obama traveled to Europe, we announced the first-ever White House Maker Faire, the EPA proposed a rule to curb climate change and make our children healthier, and more.

Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up:

President Obama Heads to Europe

President Obama traveled to Europe this week, visiting Poland, Belgium, and France. It was a busy four days overseas, and we have all of the highlights here.

Finishing off the week, the President traveled to Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day -- and narrated a behind-the-scenes video in honor of the event.

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216,000 Jobs

Another jobs report, another month of positive job growth. We're not done yet, but we're making progress.

For a more detailed look at the 51th consecutive month of businesses adding jobs, read on.

Celebrating a Nation of Makers

With a little help from the band OK Go, we announced this week the first-ever White House Maker Faire! On June 18, the President will host America's students and entrepreneurs who are using cutting-edge tools that might very well create the industries and jobs of the future.

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We can't wait for this event. If you're interested in getting involved, find out more here.

New Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new actions to cut dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. This move is not only good for the health of our climate, but it's good for the health of our children. The President made that clear when he visited the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he met with children whose asthma is aggravated by air pollution.

Power Plant Infographic

"One of the best things we can do for our economy, our health, and our environment is to lead the world in producing cleaner, safer energy – and we’re already generating more clean energy than ever before."

"It's a Good Day"

On Saturday, in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama spoke on the recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- an American soldier who spent nearly five years in captivity during the war in Afghanistan. In the President's remarks, he stressed that "while Bowe was gone, he was never forgotten."

"As Commander-in-Chief, I am proud of the servicemembers who recovered Sergeant Bergdahl and brought him safely out of harm’s way. As usual, they performed with extraordinary courage and professionalism, and they have made their nation proud."

As always, to see even more of this week's events, be sure to watch the latest episode of West Wing Week:

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