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Severe storms hit US Midwest, Plains, June 13-15, 2014

President Obama issues disaster declaration for South Dakota in response to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding during mid-June - @markknoller

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National Medal of Arts

Photo: Julia Alvarez, author of 'In the Time of the Butterflies,' is 1st to receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Obama - @nedrapickler

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken: President Obama held a video conference today with UK's Cameron, France's Hollande, Germany's Merkel and Italy's Renzi to discuss Ukraine, Middle East and Libya - @lesleyclark

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

President Obama is scheduled to speak with 4 European leaders about the situation in Ukraine, a top White House adviser says - @Reuters

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Libya regional tensions

White House released President Obama's War Powers letter to Congress on operation to evacuate the Tripoli embassy - via @ZekeJMiller

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Gaza City, Gaza, PS

#BreakingNews: Obama says any lasting solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure demilitarization of Gaza - @AlArabiya_Eng

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#BreakingNews: Obama calls Netanyahu, stresses need for 'immediate' ceasefire http://t.co/HGrpDSZKej - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

President Obama spoke to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and 'made clear the strategic imperative' of an 'immediate, unconditional' ceasefire, White House says - @Phil_Mattingly

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2014 US elections

In video recorded for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, first lady Michelle Obama says Democrats need to take this year's midterms more seriously than they did either of her husband's presidential elections - @politico

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US illegal immigration reform

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., on immigration: 'The President has been AWOL on this from the very beginning' - @FoxNewsSunday

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Afghanistan elections 2014

White House: President Obama called Afghanistan's presidential candidates; encouraged continued dialogue as recount drags on - @Reuters

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President Obama says he told Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren the US has a shared responsibility with Central America to combat drug trafficking - @jeffmason1

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

Photo: President Obama meets with Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren on undocumented migrants at US border - @jeffmason1

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

White House: President Obama spoke with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto; discussed policy to address influx of unaccompanied children coming from Central America, through Mexico - statement

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Severe storms hit US Midwest, Plains, June 13-15, 2014

President Obama signs disaster declarations for Nebraska, Iowa in response to severe storms in June - @markknoller

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Obama 2014 economic proposals

Photo: President Obama speaks at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College - @TonyValdezNews

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President Obama says companies taking advantage of tax inversions are 'gaming the system'; 'there are a lot of things that may be legal that probably aren't the right thing to do by the country' - @CNBC interview

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Republican lawsuit against President Obama 2014

House Rules Committee adopts amendment to President Obama lawsuit bill that would require quarterly reports on the cost of lawsuit - @frankthorpNBC

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Republican lawsuit against President Obama 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says GOP lawsuit against president is 'an effort to pander to the most extreme, right-wing voters at taxpayer expense' - @ChadPergram

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Republican lawsuit against President Obama 2014

House Rules Committee votes to authorize lawsuit against President Obama for overstepping executive power - @ReutersPolitics

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