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Obama ringing in new year in low-key fashion

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By JULIE PACE
AP White House Correspondent

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is closing out 2013 in low-key fashion.

Obama kicked off New Year's Eve with a morning workout at a military base near his rented vacation home on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The White House says the president plans to stay at home Tuesday night and ring in the new year with family and friends.

For Obama, 2013 has been a difficult year that included the failed rolled out of his signature health care legislation. Officials are hoping for better results in 2014, with insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1 for those who signed up through the new federal exchanges.

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