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Obama Cancels West Coast Trip Over Syria


By KMVT News

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- President Barack Obama's trip to the West Coast next week that was set to include remarks to a labor group has been canceled so he can continue making the case for strikes in Syria, the White House said Thursday.

Obama was slated to deliver an address Monday at a meeting of the AFL-CIO in Los Angeles, and attend a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

The president and his aides have been pressing their case to lawmakers for a military strike in Syria for the past several days. On Thursday, Obama phoned five senators, both Democrats and Republicans, to discuss Syria further.

Obama is in St. Petersburg, Russia, for a meeting of the Group of 20.

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