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Afghanistan elections 2014

President Obama spoke with Afghan presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah earlier today, White House says - @ZekeJMiller

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Partner items

RT @JennieWTHR: #Breaking Secret Service chief steps up security outside the White House after fence-jumper made it inside. (via AP) - @WTHRcom

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education

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to launch awareness and education campaign aimed against sexual violence on college campuses - @TIME

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US budget negotiations 2014

White House: President Obama to speak at 7 pm ET on Congressional passage of the Continuing Resolution - statement

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pharmaceuticals

White House unveils plans to preserve effectiveness of drugs used to combat infections - @WSJ

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India

White House confirms Indian-American Richard Verma will be nominated as ambassador to India - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, calls the Obama administration's reliance on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolution as sufficient authorization to go after ISIS a 'thin theory' - @jaketapper

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House says any forward-deployed US military advisers would not be 'personally or directly engaging the enemy' in Iraq - @Reuters

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White House

White House threatens to veto House energy package; says bill 'would roll back policies that support the continued growth of safe and responsible energy production' in US - @thehill

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House says plunge in value of Russian rouble is a direct result of US and European sanctions - @Reuters

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Denver, CO, US

White House announces Vice President Joe Biden will visit Denver on Friday for 'an event on domestic violence' - @BrandonRittiman

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Barack Obama

RT @vegasbreaking: #BREAKING: Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa - @AP - @8NewsNow

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: 'I am skeptical that ISIL is going to have a lot of success' building relationships with 'moderate' Syrian opposition - @ZekeJMiller

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says latest Islamic State video 'really shows their true colors' - @FaceTheNation

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Ray Rice domestic violence case

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says President Obama was 'shocked' by Ray Rice video - @AndrewNBCNews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House Chief of Staff McDonough asked if any country has pledged troops in Syria, says 'we're not looking for that right now' - @AndrewNBCNews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House, Pentagon: A 'war' against Islamic State is akin to the 'war against terror' - @ABC

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Partner items

#Breaking White House on lockdown after man jumps over fence. Secret Service has apprehended the man. - @WESH

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the White House strategy toward the Islamic State includes 'many different things that one doesn't think of normally in context of war' - @CNN

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