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Obama Gets '3 a.m. Phone Call' On North Korea

05/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Visiting Prague, Czech Republic, U.S. President Barack Obama was awakened at 4:30 a.m. Sunday with the news that North Korea had launched a rocket, as it had threatened to do over the past several weeks.

During his presidential campaign, Obama and former rival Hillary Clinton debated over who would be better qualified to take a hypothetical early-morning call of an international crisis. But in Prague, where both Obama and Clinton -- now Secretary of State -- are participating in the European Union summit, they acted in concert.

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