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White House seeks nearly $1.2 billion for drug prevention, treatment, overdose response
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White House seeks nearly $1.2 billion for drug prevention, treatment, overdose response

Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - February 2, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – White House officials announced Tuesday that they will seek nearly $1.2 billion in new federal funding over the next two years to address the growing…

White House protester Concepción Picciotto dies after 35-year vigil
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White House protester Concepción Picciotto dies after 35-year vigil

AFP - January 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Concepción Picciotto, a 80-year-old Spanish-born nuclear disarmament activist who camped in front of the White House for more than three decades, has died, colleagues said…

Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015
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Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015

L. Arias - December 31, 2015

A photograph of Tico physicist, entrepreneur and former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz helping President Barack Obama move a sofa back in place in the Oval Office was chosen…

Boehner recounts ’emotional’ holy hug with Pope Francis
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Everyone's favorite pope
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Boehner recounts ’emotional’ holy hug with Pope Francis

Michael Mathes | AFP - September 25, 2015

John Boehner has enjoyed highs and lows during his quarter-century in Congress, but an intimate moment with Pope Francis -- one day before the Republican resigned as…

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Meet the White House’s first transgender staffer

Abby Ohlheiser | The Washington Post - August 18, 2015

https://twitter.com/OccupyWallStNYC/status/633734945073049600 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been hired as an outreach and recruitment director for…