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Obama targets intelligence lapses

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US President Barack Obama says he is more interesting in fixing the failures which lead to the failed Christmas Day attack than in assigning blame.

His words came as a Detroit court prepared to begin hearing the trial of the man charged with the attack, 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

Matthew Price reports from Detroit.

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