President expected to focus on long-term outlook for the country, counter some of the pessimism seen both in public opinion polls and presidential campaigns.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered Monday in Paris that their major climate summit 'must mark a decisive turning point' toward low emissions, climate resilient future.
After meeting with president, Francis will take part in parade around National Mall, hold prayer meeting with US bishops, and celebrate Mass canonizing Junipero Serra.
On Monday, President Obama pledged $4 billion in American investments and loans to India but said trade between the world's two largest democracies is still marked by 'so much untapped potential'.
Only about 10 percent of Native Americans have a college degree, roughly half the national average.