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Obama cancels part of Asia trip to address shutdown
Obama cancels part of Asia trip to address shutdown

WASHINGTON -- President Obama canceled part of his trip to Asia next week to deal with the government shutdown but for now is still planning to attend the two world summits on his schedule, the White House said Wednesday morning. Obama called Philippines President Benigno Aquino III and Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, on Tuesday night to tell them he is canceling his plans to visit their countries, officials said. Instead of an eight-day trip, Obama will stay in the region only four days and attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia and the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in Brunei. FULL COVERAGE: The U.S. government shutdown The...

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