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President Obama will spend part of his Monday rallying supporters to help his administration's push to get uninsured Americans signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Obama is set to deliver remarks on Monday evening at the Organizing for Action health care summit. He'll also hold a question-and-answer session at a working dinner with a smaller group at the summit, which is being hosted by OFA, a group run by the alumni of the president's two campaigns
Egypt's state television has aired video clips of the deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi arriving in court for his trial on charges of incitement of murder. One clip shows Morsi emerging from a minibus outside the courtroom on Monday, buttoning up his dark blue jacket as he steps out of the vehicle. Another clip shows his co-defendants standing in two lines like a guard of honor and applauding Morsi as he joins them in the defendants' cage.
New York might be known as the city that never sleeps, but the leading candidate for mayor is the kind of New Yorker who likes to sleep in. Bill de Blasio, the Democrat who polls suggest will win a landslide victory on Tuesday over Republican Joe Lhota, arrived late on Saturday to a 11:30 a.m. campaign event and told supporters he overslept, saying "I got a call at five in the morning that threw off my sleep cycle"
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is planning a three-country trip to Asia in early December. The White House says Biden will visit China, Japan and South Korea. His stops are expected to focus on U.S. trade with Asia, as well as cooperation on regional security threats. President Barack Obama has made boosting ties with Asia a central part of his foreign policy agenda. Obama had planned to travel to the region this fall, but canceled his trip because of the partial federal government shutdown. Biden's itinerary does not include any of the countries Obama had been expected to visit.