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A large portion of a famed Magnolia tree, at left, photographed from the Ellipse in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 and planted on the south grounds of the White House by President Andrew Jackson in 1835 has become too weak to remain standing.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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White House says historic magnolia tree has been cut back

A large portion of a magnolia tree on the south grounds of the White House has been removed because it posed a safety risk.