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President Bush left the White House on Monday for a weeklong tour of Asia that will be his ninth visit there as president. The trip will take him to South Korea, Thailand and China.

His first stop will be in South Korea's capital, Seoul, where just months ago violent street protests erupted over worries about the safety of U.S. beef imports.

While those tensions seem to have eased, the U.S. nuclear disarmament deal with North Korea is also a concern. Read full article »

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