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Obama back at White House after summer ‘vacation’

August 25, 2014 • National News


President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “vacation” is over and it’s back to the White House for President Barack Obama.

Obama, who returned to Washington late Sunday after two weeks on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, will have to decide whether the recent beheading of an American by Islamic State militants is reason enough to take a step he has long resisted taking.

Obama has avoided intervening militarily in Syria for three years despite the rising death toll in the country’s civil war, the government’s use of chemical weapons against civilians and the rise of the Islamic State group Login to read more

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