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Article updated: 2/12/2013 3:03 PM

Obama to stress jobs, Afghan war troop withdrawal

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President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing, while also announcing the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within a year.

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Still hampered by the vulnerable economy, President Barack Obama is using his State of the Union address to appeal for new spending to create jobs while also pledging to cut the federal deficit, in part by raising taxes -- issues Republicans are likely to oppose.
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