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environment

White House says President Obama's climate proposal to be unveiled tomorrow will slash power plant carbon emissions 32% off 2005 levels by 2030 - @Reuters

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Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar dies

White House confirms death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, but says circumstances of death remain uncertain - @MailOnline

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The White House, Washington, DC

Update: White House lockdown lifted after fence-jumper arrested by Secret Service - @markknoller

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The White House, Washington, DC

White House reported in security lockdown after woman jumps barricade in front of White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue - @markknoller

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Puerto Rico financial crisis

White House says it has no expectation of a federal bailout for Puerto Rico - @Reuters

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

White House's Josh Earnest: Petition to extradite US dentist Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe has enough signatures to merit an official government response - @WestWingReport

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Planned Parenthood targeted in activist videos

White House press secretary says he doesn't know if President Obama has seen any of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, but says he has followed news stories - @OKnox

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Iran nuclear program deal

White House asked about GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz's criticism of Iran deal, says that if Congress kills deal, Iran is still going to get sanctions relief - @lesleyclark

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Planned Parenthood targeted in activist videos

White House press secretary says President Obama 'would not be supportive' of GOP effort to defund Planned Parenthood - @mikememoli

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Josh Earnest

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest slams GOP-run House for 'skipping town' on August recess, leaving important unfinished business - @markknoller

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insider trading

Obama administration asks Supreme Court justices to review insider trading case against 2 hedge fund portfolio managers - @AP

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2016 US elections

White House deputy press secretary on speculation whether Vice President Joe Biden will run for president: 'I haven't heard anything about those discussions if they're happening' - @KellyO

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2016 US elections

White House confirms State Department will finish Keystone XL review before end of Obama administration, which Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton alluded to yesterday in New Hampshire - @JaredRizzi

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Rep. Chaka Fattah corruption case

White House says no comment on Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., charges, cites ongoing investigations - @samsteinhp

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

White House deputy press secretary asked about Zimbabwe lion killing; says he hasn't talked to President Obama about it and has no White House reaction at this point - @lesleyclark

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Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar dies

White House 'aware of reports' that Taliban leader Mullah Omar died; 'We do believe the reports are credible' - @jparkABC

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Iran nuclear program deal

White House: President Obama to host House Democrats tomorrow morning to 'discuss his legislative priorities, including the Iran agreement' - @mawilner

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labor

White House report calls for eased job licensing requirements - @ReutersPolitics

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Edward Snowden espionage case

White House responds to petition on Edward Snowden, says ' He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers -- not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he's running away from the consequences of his actions' - @WeThePeople

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President Obama criminal justice reform efforts

Obama administration to restore federal funding for prison inmates to take college courses as part of push to overhaul criminal justice system, sources tell @WSJ

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