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2016 US elections

White House: Officials met with both Clinton and Trump teams to discuss transition to the next administration - Reuters

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

White House: President Obama is still committed to close the Guantanamo detention facility - Reuters

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Yemen crisis

White House: US calls on all sides to avoid civilian casualties in Yemen - Reuters

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Alleged chemical attack in Syria, Aug. 21, 2013

White House: UN report shows it is 'now impossible to deny that the Syrian regime has repeatedly used industrial chlorine as a weapon against its own people' - Reuters

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Turkey-Syria tensions

White House says US has been encouraging Turkey to close border with Syria for some time - Reuters

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Turkey coup attempt, July 2016

More: Biden says only federal courts, not Obama administration, have power to extradite cleric Fethullah Gülen to Turkey - Reuters

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Flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi, Aug. 2016

Photo: President Obama departs the White House to board Marine One, ahead of flight to Baton Rouge to discuss flood recovery - @markknoller

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Costa Rica

President Obama, Vice President Biden meets with Costa Rica's President Solis, discusses steps to protect migrants, White House says - Reuters

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

White House says President Obama still intends to close Guantanamo Bay by the end of his presidency - @MKosinskiCNN

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Flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi, Aug. 2016

White House: President Obama 'focused' on response to Louisiana flooding, denies he's traveling there in response to Trump visit

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Flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi, Aug. 2016

Live video: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks about the federal response to flooding in Louisiana - NBC News

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LGBT rights

Texas judge halts White House directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in US public schools - AP

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Bomb attack in Gaziantep, Turkey, Aug. 20, 2016

White House says it condemns 'barbaric attack' in Turkey, VP Biden to discuss fight against terrorism on visit to Ankara this week - Reuters

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Cyprus

White House: VP Biden holds talks with Cypriot President, Turkish Cypriot leader; congratulates both on settlement talks progress - NBC News

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Flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi, Aug. 2016

White House Statement: President Obama 'wants to ensure presence does not interfere with ongoing recovery efforts' during Baton Rouge visist

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Flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi, Aug. 2016

White House: President Obama to visit Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday to tour flood damage and response efforts - NBC

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2016 US elections

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on reports Clinton Foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton elected president: 'Now that they have admitted there is a problem, the Clinton Foundation should immediately cease accepting foreign donations and return every penny ever taken from other countries, several of which have atrocious human rights records and ties to terrorism. The fact that the Clinton Foundation and its entities continue to accept foreign donations while Hillary Clinton runs for the White House is a massive, ongoing conflict of interest that gets bigger by the day.'

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Asia

White House says President Obama to travel to China and Laos Sept. 2-9, his 11th and likely final presidential trip to Asia - AP

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2016 US elections

Wired magazine makes 1st-ever presidential endorsement, backs Hillary Clinton's White House bid

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2016 US elections

Hillary Clinton's campaign announces former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will lead team planning her transition to White House if she wins November election - Bloomberg

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