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26May/15

White House: Iraqi lack of will to fight ‘a problem’ in past

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iraqi troops’ lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. In the wide-ranging briefing, Earnest also tells reporters the Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

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10Feb/15

White House confirms death of hostage Kayla Mueller, but cannot say how she died

White House says, regardless of what caused the death of hostage Kayla Mueller, Islamic State is held responsible.
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