Switchboard: White House agrees with its cybersecurity czar, says he doesn’t need to code.

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Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.


Obama back at White House after summer ‘vacation’

The “vacation” is over and it’s back to the White House for President Barack Obama.


White House aides to attend Michael Brown funeral

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President Barack Obama is sending three White House aides to the funeral of Michael Brown, the young black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer sparked days of racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.


McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton resigns, citing distraction of federal probe

A federal probe raised questions about an endorsement-for-pay deal involving campaign he oversaw.


O’Malley directs state-run jail to cut back on immigrant detentions

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Decision by Maryland governor draws praise from immigrant advocacy groups.


‘Vacation’ over, back to White House for Obama

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President Barack Obama’s summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end.


Maryland Gov. O’Malley headed back to New Hampshire for fourth time in 10 months

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His visit to Portsmouth will be the Democrat’s fourth visit in the 10 months.