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White House pressures Israel over civilian deaths in Gaza

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – The White House put pressure
on Israel on Monday to take greater steps to protect Palestinian
civilians from being killed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza

President Barack Obama, who repeated his position that
Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket and tunnel
attacks from Hamas militants, expressed serious concern over the
number of casualties on both sides.

Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014

Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gays

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations, a move that was welcomed by gay rights activists.

Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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