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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House: Vice President Joe Biden 'spoke with Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi today to reaffirm US support for the Iraqi government's fight against ISIL' - @Acosta

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NSA reform proposals

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Senate is 'playing chicken' with key NSA programs. - @Jordanfabian

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NSA reform proposals

White House's Josh Earnest: 'There is no plan B' if NSA bulk phone data collection program expires on June 1 - @Acosta

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US-Cuba relations

Photo: Cuban journalists covering US-Cuba talks pose for photo at White House lectern - Jeff Goldman via @markknoller

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White House

Photo: In brief remarks to reporters, President Obama welcomes new Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to cabinet - @jeffmason1

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US-Cuba relations

White House press secretary calls on reporter from Cuban National TV at briefing; she asks about rules for US diplomats in Cuba - @DavidNakamura

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Fight against Islamic State militants

House Speaker Boehner, R-Ohio, says he wants new Obama administration strategy to fight Islamic State; State Department's Marie Harf says they have a strategy they believe is the right 1 - @ChadPergram

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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House: US 'deeply concerned' about Islamic State capture of ancient city of Palmyra, Syria - @Acosta

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NSA reform proposals

White House urges Senate to follow House lead and pass extension of USA Freedom Act before Memorial Day recess - @markknoller

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US 2015 budget debate

Senate Appropriations Committee passes $163.7 billion spending plan for Veterans Affairs 2016 spending, largely along party lines and $850 million less than White House request; members still amending proposal - @LeoShane (corrected for clarity)

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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House says President Obama met with National Security Council Tuesday to discuss Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria - @ZekeJMiller

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NSA reform proposals

White House says allowing surveillance bill to lapse in Congress poses a security risk - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House spokesman: US-led coalition will support multi-sectarian, popular mobilization force in Iraq in efforts to take back Ramadi - @Reuters

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Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

White House says President Obama to meet with Philadelphia Mayor Nutter and other local officials on Monday to thank them for response to Amtrak derailment - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House says there's no denying loss of Ramadi to Islamic State is a setback, but US will help Iraqi government take back the city - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US did not coordinate with al-Assad government in Syria regarding raid which killed senior Islamic State militant - White House

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Fight against Islamic State militants

President Obama authorized raid in Syria which killed senior Islamic State militant Abu Sayyaf - White House statement

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Rohingya boat refugees

White House urges Southeast Asian nations to save lives of Rohingya migrants who have been adrift at sea since leaving Myanmar - @Jerusalem_Post

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Barack Obama

President Obama's statement on passing of B.B. King: 'The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend. B.B. King was born a sharecropper's son in Mississippi, came of age in Memphis, Tennessee, and became the ambassador who brought his all-American music to his country and the world. No one worked harder than B.B. No one inspired more up-and-coming artists. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues. Three years ago, Michelle and I hosted a blues concert at the White House. I hadn't expected that I'd be talked into singing a few lines of 'Sweet Home Chicago' with B.B. by the end of the night, but that was the kind of effect his music had, and still does. He gets stuck in your head, he gets you moving, he gets you doing the things you probably shouldn't do - but will always be glad you did. B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever. And there's going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight'

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Gulf States

White House says looking at how US can expedite support on ballistic missile defense, border security to Gulf States - @Reuters

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