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Syrian civil war

White House confirms death of American Douglas McAuthur McCain who was fighting with Islamic State in Syria - @NSCPress

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Barack Obama

#BREAKING: #Obama has taken no decision on Syria airstrikes: White House http://t.co/80jzcDJ5CP - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Libya regional tensions

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, catching the US by surprise - @nytimes

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The White House, Washington, DC, US

#BreakingNews: White House: American journalist held by al-Qaida-linked group in Syria freed. http://t.co/Ij3oABBBqX - @ABC7News

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Northern California earthquake, August 2014

The White House says a Homeland Security adviser briefed President Obama this morning about the northern California earthquake - @stevebruskCNN

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Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo.

White House officials to attend Michael Brown's funeral - @ABC11_WTVD

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Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo.

Senior Obama administration official says president has ordered review of federal programs and funding that enable police to purchase military equipment - @Reuters

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capital punishment

#BREAKING: #Foley execution 'terrorist attack' against #US: White House http://t.co/9aZHucmRQL - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House calls on Russia to remove convoy from Ukraine or face consequences - @Reuters

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Hobby Lobby

White House to offer Hobby Lobby a workaround on birth control access for female employees - @TPM

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

In light of border crisis, Texas Gov. Rick Perry says 'all talk of immigration reform is pointless because Washington has no credibility on the matter' - @DavidNakamura

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Partner items

RT @JessicaJanner: #breaking #livedesk @ktnv Report by @ABC says White House knew of threat against #JamesFoley prior to video release. #IS… - @KTNV

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Editor's note: An @ABC report citing a senior U.S. official says that ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes in Iraq. The report also says The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of the execution video. U.S. officials have yet to confirm the full extent of intelligence on Foley's death. - Aaron

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Iraq crisis

President Obama to speak about Iraq, situation in Ferguson, Mo., at 4 pm ET, White House says - @Reuters

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Iraq crisis

President Obama will meet with National Security Council on Monday and receive a briefing on Iraq - @stevebruskCNN

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Mosul, Nineveh, IQ

#BreakingNews: White House says failure of Mosul dam would threaten civilians and US embassy in Baghdad - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Mosul, Nineveh, IQ

#BreakingNews: Obama authorized air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul dam: White House http://t.co/HD35KY68Hs - @AlArabiya_Eng

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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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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House says it cannot confirm reports that Ukraine disabled vehicles in a Russian convoy inside Ukraine; says Russia has no right to send vehicles or persons into Ukraine without permission - @Reuters

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Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong, the White House's deputy chief technology officer focused on privacy, is leaving the administration - @TonyRomm

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