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Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with shutdown

Friday, October 4, 2013 | 6:43 a.m. CDT; updated 9:38 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached.

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