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In Laos, Obama issues warning to TPP opponents back home

U.S. Presdient Barack Obama speaks in Vientiane on Sept. 6. (Photo by Tomomi Kikuchi)

VIENTIANE -- The U.S. will face grave consequences if it fails to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday in a speech delivered in the Laotian capital. Not only would this damage America's economic ties in Asia, the president said, it would also undermine its regional stature.

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