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President expected to leave Oahu tonight

January 4, 2014
The Associated Press

KAILUA, Oahu (AP) - Here's how President Barack Obama spent Day 14 of his vacation in Hawaii on Friday:

* STAYING IN: Obama spent most of the day at his family's vacation home in Kailua, a sleepy suburb of Honolulu along Oahu's eastern shore. The day was even more low-key than previous days with outings of gym and golf.

* EXECUTIVE PROPOSALS: The Obama administration announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues. One proposed rule change aims to clarify terminology used by federal law to prohibit people from purchasing a firearm for mental health reasons. A second proposed change would give hospitals and other entities covered by patient privacy provisions more flexibility in the information they provide to the background check system.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with people outside Island Snow in Kailua on Tuesday. The first family’s annual vacation is expected to end today.

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* DEPARTURE PLAN-NED: The White House announced that Obama and the first family planned to depart Honolulu tonight to go back to Washington, D.C.



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