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Obama delays Asia trip to deal with health care
San Francisco Chronicle

President Barack Obama has delayed his visit to Asia, his first international trip of the year, to focus on the push to salvage health care legislation after a year of contentious debate. The trip to Guam, Australia and Indonesia — the world’s most populous Muslim country, where Obama spent several years as a youngster — will now run from March 21-26, rather than March 18-24, according to a senior administration official who spoke condition of anonymity because the White House hadn’t announced the delay.