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White House spokesman: 'Some of the progress we've made with our relationship with China could be undermined' by Donald Trump's Taiwan call - @JaredRizzi

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Italian constitutional referendum, December 2016

White House spokesman on Italy referendum: 'I would warn against painting with an overly broad brush about the potential consequences of this outcome' - @mikememoli



White House spokesman on Donald Trump's call to Taiwan president: 'It's hard to determine exactly what the aim was of the president-elect' - @BennettJohnT

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Dakota Access Pipeline

Full statement from Standing Rock Sioux on Dakota Access pipeline says tribe and 'all of Indian Country will be forever grateful to the Obama Administration for this historic decision'

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Dakota Access Pipeline

Editor's note: The Standing Rock Sioux tribe issued a statement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to not approve an easement allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The announcement comes after months of demonstrations near Cannon Ball, N.D., that have led to arrests and several violent confrontations between law enforcement officers and protesters. A part of the Energy Transfer Partners-owned pipeline was set to run under the lake on the tribe's reservation, and protesters say it will threaten water resources and sacred sites. State officials had argued it was too late to reroute the project. In November, the Obama administration delayed a decision on whether pipeline construction will go forward, adding that it will hold more talks with tribal leaders. In a statement issued Sunday, the Army's Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes, adding "it's clear that there's more work to do." - Stephanie

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Donald Trump

Report: White House was not told about President-elect Trump's call to Taiwan until after it happened, official tells New York Times

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San Bernardino, Calif., attack

White House on anniversary of San Bernardino attack: 'The brutality of the attack's perpetrators could not have been in starker contrast to the selflessness and generosity that characterized those taken from us' - statement

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Barack Obama

White House's Eric Schultz says President Obama will discuss his 'unfinished business' on national security in speech in Tampa on Tuesday - @OKnox

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Iran nuclear program deal

WTI crude oil rises to session high after White House says it expects President Obama to sign bill extending Iran sanctions - CNBC

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United States Department of Defense

White House announces support for women in military draft, but says it remains committed to all-volunteer military; Congress would have to add women to Selective Service - AP

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21st Century Cures Act

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough urges Senate to pass Cures Act following House passage - @Denis44

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Trump appointments and nominations

Video: President-elect Trump, Mitt Romney and incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus arrive for dinner at Jean Georges in New York - @Acosta

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Mike Pence

Reports: Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus will be present for Vice President-elect Mike Pence's meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan - @ChadPergram, @AlexNBCNews

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Plane crashes near Medellin, Colombia, Nov. 28, 2016

White House offers 'deepest condolences' for loss of life in Brazil's soccer team plane crash; statement says US stands with Brazil and Colombia - @markknoller

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Ohio State attacks, Nov. 28, 2016

White House's Josh Earnest: If we respond to Ohio State shooting by casting aspersions on a particular religion, we're more likely to contribute to more violence - @FredLucasWH

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

White House on Trump's comments about flag burning punishment: 'This is not the 1st thing that the president-elect has said or tweeted that President Obama disagrees with' - @IsaacDovere

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Fidel Castro dies

White House's Josh Earnest says adviser Ben Rhodes and US envoy to Cuba Jeffrey DeLaurentis will attend Fidel Castro's memorial service, but not sending official 'delegation' - @OKnox

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Fidel Castro dies

White House defends President Obama's statement on death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, saying there was no attempt to 'obscure or whitewash' record of the Castro regime - @markknoller

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US-Cuba relations

White House Press Secretary Earnest on President-elect Trump's pledge to roll back Cuba policy: 'It's not just as simple as one tweet might make it seem' - @Jordanfabian

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Barack Obama

White House Press Secretary Earnest confirms President Obama spoke to President-elect Trump for about 45 minutes over the weekend - @m_rhodan

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