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Obama's brisk trip ends; final push on health care awaits

OSLO (AP) - President Barack Obama is on his way back to Washington from Norway, his Nobel Peace Prize in hand.

He returns as the Senate continues work on his top domestic priority: an overhaul of the nation's health care system. Democrats are aiming for a final vote before Christmas.

Obama departed Oslo after becoming the first chief executive to collect the prize so early in his tenure. As a wartime president, Obama spelled out a doctrine of justifiable war and the steps needed for a "just and lasting peace" in his acceptance speech.

He blitzed through his Nobel itinerary in a day, then met privately with U.S. embassy staff at his hotel before returning to a huge agenda hanging in the balance.

The president's focus on health care, however, may be brief. He returns to Europe next week for the world climate summit in Copenhagen.

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