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  • "Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly. Our schools fail too many. And each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet," Mr. Obama said.

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  • "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect," he said, though he immediately then warned "those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy."

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