White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice ends 2 days of talks in Beijing; statement says Rice had talks with President Xi to reaffirm commitment to 'address disagreements forthrightly and effectively' - @markknoller
White House says Saudi King Salman to visit President Obama at White House on Sept. 4; leaders will discuss conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and steps to counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the region - @Reuters
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