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Obama to travel to Boston on Thursday

President Barack Obama spoke about the Boston Marathon blasts Tuesday at the White House.

MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA

President Barack Obama spoke about the Boston Marathon blasts Tuesday at the White House.

WASHINGTON — President Obama is planning to travel to Boston on Thursday morning to attend an interfaith service dedicated to those who were wounded or killed in Monday’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Obama will speak at the interfaith service, which is scheduled to take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 11 a.m.

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The White House confirmed the president’s attendance just as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced it during a press conference in Boston.

Obama will no longer travel to the University of Kansas on Friday, which had been previously scheduled.

Matt Viser can be reached at maviser@globe.com.
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