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White House (Executive Office of the President of the United States)

White House: US concerned about China's NGO management law; urges country to respect 'rights and freedoms' and protect foreign NGOs in China - @Price44

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US economic indicators

Despite lackluster GDP report, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stresses 73 consecutive months of private sector job growth producing 14.4 million jobs - @markknoller

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Syrian civil war

US: Attack on Syria's Aleppo hospital is reprehensible, calls for Russia to use pressure on government forces - Reuters

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Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert legal issues

Judge rules a man who alleges Dennis Hastert sexually abused him doesn't have to disclose his name in lawsuit - AP

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2016 US elections

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorses John Kasich for Republican presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton for Democratic nomination

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Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)

Photo: US Vice President Biden meets with Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad - @VPLive

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India

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says he invited Indian PM Modi to address joint session of Congress on June 8 - @shogustus

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Confederate flag debate

US House committee votes to keep Confederate flag at Citadel military college in South Carolina, setting up a larger fight - Post and Courier

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United States

US Senate strikes compromise on overhaul of criminal justice laws, will unveil reworked deal later Thursday, sources say - Politico

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markets

Editor's note: US stocks, again, are trading in a narrow range. Shortly after 11 am ET, the Dow was off 33 and the Nasdaq was up 20. - Tom

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US economic indicators

Chart: US mortgage rates inch up: 30-year fixed average is 3.66%, 15-year fixed average 2.89% - @FreddieMac

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2016 US elections

Former US House Speaker John Boehner calls GOP Sen. Ted Cruz 'Lucifer in the Flesh' - TIME

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US economic indicators

US stocks open lower on weaker-than-expected GDP report; Dow down 100 points - MarketWatch

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US Vice President Biden makes surprise visit to Iraq to urge leaders to resolve crippling political crisis that's hindering efforts to defeat Islamic State - AP

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Syrian civil war

Syrian government says it is deeply concerned by reports that 150 American soldiers have entered Syria, state news agency reports - Reuters

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US economic indicators

US economy grew modest 0.5% in 1st quarter, slowest pace in 2 years - Bloomberg

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US economic indicators

US weekly jobless claims at 257,000, hovering around lowest level in 4 decades - Bloomberg

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2016 US elections

Donald Trump on Ted Cruz's running mate announcement: 'First presidential candidate who is mathematically eliminated from being president who chose a vice presidential candidate... It's a record" - @jason_donner, NBC News

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals

US senators accuse drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients in hearing focused on pricing tactics - AP

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United States

Hitachi Chemical to plead guilty for fixing price of electrolytic capacitors - US Justice Department

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