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Obama Shifts G-8 Talks to Camp David From Chicago in Abrupt Move

President Barack Obama scrapped plans to host the Group of Eight summit in his adopted hometown of Chicago and made a surprise announcement to hold the event at Camp David, the presidential retreat outside of Washington.

The change of venue made so close to the scheduled summit date was unusual for an event that brings together leaders of the world’s industrial nations and is typically planned as long as a year in advance. The White House announced plans for the summit in Chicago last June.