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Twin crises to take center stage on Obama's first full day

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama starts his first full day on the job in prayer. He plans to end it with talks on two major issues.

The president's attending a worship service at Washington's National Cathedral, and will also welcome hundreds of members of the public at an open house in his new home.

Then the heavy lifting begins. Obama's expected to meet with his economic team on the stimulus plan and with his Iraq war advisers.

In his inaugural address yesterday, Obama declared that "bold and swift" action is needed to right America's economy. On Iraq, Obama pledged to "begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan."

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