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After Canceling Meeting With Philippine President, Obama Meets With Leader Anyway

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VIENTIANE, Laos (TheBlaze/AP) -- President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met informally on Wednesday in a holding room before attending a gala dinner at a regional summit, Philippine officials said.

The brief meeting took a little sting out of the soured relations caused by Duterte's intemperate language in referring to Obama earlier this week. That had caused Obama to cancel a formal meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

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