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Obama visits Vietnam and Japan, May 2016

Photo: President Obama descends Marine One after landing at the White House, concludes trip to Vietnam and Japan - @jeffmason1

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Cassandra Butts

White House releases statement on passing of Cassandra Butts, an Obama adviser who was nominated to be ambassador to the Bahamas, but not confirmed; 'To know Cassandra Butts was to know someone who made you want to be better'

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Obama visits Vietnam and Japan, May 2016

White House says President Obama visited the Sadako Sasaki display at the Hiroshima museum and left origami cranes - @DavidNakamura

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Mississippi, US

Mississippi Attorney General says he will not join bathroom lawsuit brought against Obama administration - 16 WAPT News

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Mississippi, US

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant plans to join lawsuit over federal transgender directive - WAPT

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Texas, US

Statement: Sen. Ted Cruz salutes Texas for taking a 'strong stand' on lawsuit challenging Obama administration on transgender bathroom policy - @teddyschleifer

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LGBT rights

More: 11 states in suit over new directive about transgender students in public schools are Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Georgia - AP

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Barack Obama

11 states sue Obama administration over federal guidance for transgender students in public schools - AP

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Washington, DC

White House issues veto threat against House bill to repeal Washington, DC, local budget autonomy - via @markknoller

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Obama visits Vietnam and Japan, May 2016

Photo: US Secretary of State John Kerry briefs White House reporters in Saigon, says US forges new relationship with Vietnam out of ashes of war - @locamama

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Obama visits Vietnam and Japan, May 2016

President Obama in Hanoi: 'I come here mindful of the past, mindful of our difficult history,' but looking toward our future - White House live feed

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

White House, top House Democrats back bill to overhaul chemical regulation - AP

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2016 US elections

Bernie Sanders breaks with White House on Puerto Rican rescue plan, saying legislation would make 'a terrible situation even worse' - AP

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The White House, Washington, DC

Hospital official says man shot by US Secret Service officer outside White House on Friday remains in critical condition - AP

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The White House, Washington, DC

Update: Secret Service says White House was not on official lockdown; says several 'party balloons' drifted over grounds, landing on North Lawn, press office roof and Eisenhower Executive Office Building - NBC News

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The White House, Washington, DC

Editor's note: NBC News reports that the White House is on lockdown. President Obama is currently in Hanoi, Vietnam, and is not on the premises. We're looking for more information. - Rebecca

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Iraq political turmoil 2016

President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi agree on need for tighter security in Baghdad's Green Zone after protesters stormed Green Zone, White House says - Reuters

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The White House, Washington, DC

Joint agency statement: 'Based on preliminary investigation, no known nexus to terrorism' in shooting near White House - NBC News

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Shooting reported near White House, May 2016

Law enforcement officials identify man shot near White House as Ashland, Pa., man - NBC News

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Shooting reported near White House, May 2016

Police have identified the armed man shot at a Secret Service checkpoint outside the White House and are searching his car, found nearby, per Pete Williams on MSNBC

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