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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Vice President Joe Biden says of Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey's comments on sending ground troops to fight Islamic State militants, 'His conclusion is that it is not needed now' - @mikememoli

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Denver, CO, US

White House announces Vice President Joe Biden will visit Denver on Friday for 'an event on domestic violence' - @BrandonRittiman

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The White House, Washington, DC, US

Photo: President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and others observe moment of silence at the White House to remember Sept. 11 - @nedrapickler

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Report: President Obama and Vice President Biden are reportedly calling members of Congress to push them to include authority to train Syrian rebels as part of the continuing resolution funding legislation - @thehill

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Iraq crisis

Vice President Joe Biden to Islamic State: We will follow you 'to the gates of hell' - @washingtonpost

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Ireland

Vice President Biden on death of former Taoiseach of Ireland Albert Reynolds: 'I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. His instrumental role in the 1993 Downing Street Declaration in London with former British Prime Minister John Major and his efforts to enact subsequent ceasefires paved the way for every major peace agreement for the last twenty years' - statement

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Barack Obama

President Obama plans break in the middle of Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington, DC, on Sunday night for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers - @AP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House: Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agree that Russia sending military columns across border is inconsistent with humanitarian goals - statement

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Joe Biden

#BREAKING: White house says #Barzani expressed support for Iraq's new PM-designate Abadi in call with #Biden http://t.co/ZgwTVe1fW7 - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Iraq crisis

Editor's note: A political stalemate seems to be underway in Iraq. A quick summary: Iraq's new president snubbed incumbent PM Nouri al-Maliki and asked the deputy parliament speaker, Haider al-Ibadi, to form the new government. Al-Maliki and his allies rejected the move, saying Al-Ibadi has no legitimacy. Vice President Biden called Iraqi President Fuad Masum and commended the move toward a new government. - Tom

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Iraq crisis

Vice President Joe Biden hails nomination of new Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider Al-Abadi - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Iraq crisis

Vice President Joe Biden calls Iraqi President Fuad Masum, says US is committed to support Iraq 'from north to south' in fight against Islamic State - @Reuters

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Tunisia political crisis 2013-14

In talks with Tunisian President Marzouki, Vice President Biden vows support to Tunisia ahead of parliamentary, presidential elections - @WhiteHouse

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Former White House Press Secretary James Brady dies

Vice President Biden on James Brady's death: 'It's been three decades since he nearly lost his life to an assassin's bullet fired at President Reagan from a gun bought with no background check. But through his paralysis and daily physical struggle, Jim and his wife Sarah showed a dignity, grace, and fierce determination to turn tragedy into action. Still healing himself, Jim would reach out to survivors of gun violence and other tragedies with a message of encouragement and hope on their own road to recovery' - statement

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US-Africa Leaders Summit 2014

US Vice President Joe Biden at US-Africa Leaders Summit: 'No democracy can thrive without an informed citizenry and active civil society' - @msmarkham

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Vice President Biden says US to provide almost $7 million in aid to parts of Eastern Ukraine, including $1 million in new support - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House says Vice President Joe Biden to meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Monday - @Reuters

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Iraq crisis

White House: Vice President Biden called Iraqi President Fouad Massoum to congratulate him on his selection, swearing-in; discussed ISIL threat, importance of forming new government - statement

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Vice President Biden, Ukraine President Poroshenko agree in call that Russia must publically call on separatists to lay down weapons, grant access to investigators, White House says - @Reuters

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

White House: Vice President Biden, Polish Prime Minister Tusk discuss downed plane in Ukraine, noting that Russia has been supplying 'anti-aircraft' weapons to separatists - @WhiteHouse

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