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Obama to make statement at 1615 GMT: White House

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US President Barack Obama was to take an unexpected break from his vacation on Thursday to make a statement, the White House said, without saying which topic he would broach.

Obama is under pressure to respond after disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri, where local police have cracked down hard on protests against their shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140814/obama-make-statement-at-1615-gmt-white-house