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Obama, Family Going To Martha's Vineyard in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is taking his family back to Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for summer vacation next month.

The White House announced the vacation plans on Friday, one day after disclosing that the Obamas would overnight somewhere along Florida's oil-threatened Gulf Coast on the weekend of Aug. 14.

The Obamas are scheduled to arrive on the Massachusetts island on Aug. 19 and return to the White House on Aug. 29.

Last year's vineyard getaway wasn't all rest and relaxation for the president. During that stay, Obama nominated Ben Bernanke to a second term as Federal Reserve chairman. He also went to Boston to eulogize his friend and former colleague, the late Sen. Edward M.
Kennedy, D-Mass.
      
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