President Barack Obama, center, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, meet with members of the National Security Council on Monday at the White House. Obama took a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for meetings with advisers on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
President Barack Obama, center, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, meet with members of the National Security Council on Monday at the White House. Obama took a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for meetings with advisers on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Pablo Martinez Monsivais Associated Press
President Barack Obama, center, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, meet with members of the National Security Council on Monday at the White House. Obama took a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for meetings with advisers on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Pablo Martinez Monsivais Associated Press

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