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Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with gov’t shutdown

Washington, AP—President Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to get business back up and running after days of a US government shutdown. In a statement late Thursday, the White House blamed Republicans,...
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File photo. China’s President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives at G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. (AP Photo/g20Russia)