Obama wraps Hawaiian vacation to return to capital

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Posted: Jan 03, 2010 2:12 PM

President Barack Obama is spending part of his last day in Hawaii reading intelligence assessments and asking advisers about threats to the United States.

Obama and his family are set to leave for the mainland Sunday evening.

The 11-day trip to the state where he was born and grew up was not a complete break from work for the chief executive.

The president's holiday vacation was delayed by a Senate vote on health care legislation, then interrupted _ and, by all accounts, derailed _ by the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight as it prepared to land in Detroit.

Still, Obama played tennis and golf and attended a luau on the North Shore. He also took his daughters to the movies and treated them to shave ice.