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White House says Mullah Omar death reports are credible

Afghanistan's main intelligence agency announced Mullah Omar's death earlier Wednesday and said he'd been dead for more than two years.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz isn't commenting on the time frame, but he says the U.S. intelligence community is looking into the circumstances around Mullah Omar's death.

The Latest: Obama briefed on deadly movie theater shooting

Obama was briefed aboard Air Force One on Thursday by Lisa Monaco, his homeland security adviser, while on his way to Africa for a two-nation visit.

Obama asked his team to keep him updated on the investigation and the status of those wounded in the shooting.

He also offered his thoughts and prayers to the community of Lafayette, Louisiana, where the movie theater is located, and to the families of those who were killed.

IMF picks White House adviser as chief economist


Obstfeld, who is on leave from the University of California, Berkeley, replaces the retiring Olivier Blanchard.

Obstfeld has written two influential textbooks on international economics, one with Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

After diplomatic disappointments, Iran deal vindicates Kerry

As last Monday became Tuesday in Vienna, the U.S. secretary of state picked up the telephone in his first-floor room at the ornate, 19th-century Palais Coburg and dialed the White House.

We have a deal, Kerry told President Barack Obama.

VIDEO: Obama urges Eurozone to work on bailout

"Austerity alone is not going to lead to a solution," said Earnest. "Allowing Greece to walk back all of the commitments that they've previously made in exchange for financial assistance is also not going to be an option."