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President Obama Briefed On Situation In Ferguson

After attending a birthday party in Martha's Vineyard Thursday night, President Obama was briefed on the unfolding situation in Missouri.

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WASHINGTON — The White House said President Obama was been briefed on the situation after attending a birthday party with top Democrats while on vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

The White House Deputy Press Secretary said Obama had been briefed:

The President was briefed tonight by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Attorney General Eric Holder on the situation in Ferguson.

Eric Schultz@Schultz44

The President was briefed tonight by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Attorney General Eric Holder on the situation in Ferguson.

12:04 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

On a different front, following the arrest of Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly Thursday, the top spokesperson for the Justice Department expressed support for the arrested reporters:

DOJ is lucky to have a gutsy reporter like @Ryanjreilly on our beat. We knew that even before tonight. Glad he and @WesleyLowery are ok.

Brian Fallon@brianefallon

DOJ is lucky to have a gutsy reporter like @Ryanjreilly on our beat. We knew that even before tonight. Glad he and @WesleyLowery are ok.

12:12 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Evan McMorris-Santoro is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News.

Contact Evan McMorris-Santoro at evan@buzzfeed.com.

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