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    White House Daily Briefing

    Eric Schultz briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of subjects, including reports that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan. Other topics included the Iran nuclear agreement and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Lyndon B. Johnson held a news conference about the war in Vietnam and announced a large increase in American forces.

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    Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the history, benefits, and importance of Medicare and Medicaid, created by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. They spoke about how President Johnson was able to get the legislation through Congress although other presidents had failed, as well as the early history of Medicare and Medicaid.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about progress made in making the financial system safer and more fair. That week was the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 21, 2010. The law was an effort to more closely regulate Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. 

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions on a variety of topics, including meetings on Capitol Hill on the Iran nuclear deal and the effect on the agreement of the bilateral deal between Iran and the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) charged with monitoring Iranian nuclear facilities. Others topics included U.S. strategy for combating *ISIL, encryption technology and the balance between public safety and privacy, the Defense Department’s review of the current ban on transgender people serving in the military, the death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail and law enforcement relations with communities, and President Obama’s trip to Africa.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Presidential Obama on the African Growth and Opportunity Act

    President Obama made remarks at a reception to mark the signing of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, a bill that allows sub-Saharan African nations to provide certain goods to U.S. markets duty-free.

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    White House Forum on Community Policing

    The White House hosted a forum on community policing and the implementation of reforms recommended by the president’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Speakers included Attorney General Loretta Lynch.