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Obama may cancel Florida weekend due to situation in Ukraine



President Obama, who will will visit a high school in Miami on Friday, planned to stick around South Florida for the weekend. But events in Ukraine could force him to return to Washington, an official said.

"The president looks forward to visiting Coral Reef High School with the First Lady on Friday where he will discuss the importance of a quality education for all Americans. The president had planned to stay in South Florida with his family for the remainder of the weekend. However, it is possible the president may return to the White House on Friday as events unfold in Ukraine. Further details regarding the president’s schedule will be released when available."

UPDATE FRIDAY: Obama will spend the weekend in Key Largo, after all.

"What the president will be doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president would be doing back at the White House. It's just that the weather will be a little warmer," spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters during the flight to Miami. "The president is looking forward to spending some time with his wife and daughters, who are traveling down to Florida as well," he said. "There are some recreational amenities on the property, including workout facilities, tennis courts, a couple of golf courses."

[Last modified: Friday, March 7, 2014 2:06pm]


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