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President Obama back in chilly D.C. after Hawaii vacation

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President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, and first lady Michelle Obama, with daughter Sasha, return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha, are greeted by Col. Michael Minihan and his wife Ashley as they arrive on Air Force One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as they return from their Hawaii vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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President Barack Obama, third from left, first lady Michelle Obama, right, and their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, second from left, arrive on Air Force One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as they return from their Hawaii family vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON » President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a winter vacation in Hawaii that was interrupted by the "fiscal cliff" crisis.

Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland this morning after an overnight flight.

The president’s annual end-of-year visit to his native state was disrupted just after Christmas when he was forced to return to the capital to help broker a solution on a plan to avert a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that could have plunged the economy back into recession.

He returned to Hawaii on New Year’s Day.

Obama faces a full agenda in Washington, including possible appointments of a new defense secretary and CIA director and a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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