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Obama speech in Las Vegas delayed until 6:10 p.m.

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 | 11:14 a.m.

President Barack Obama’s Wednesday afternoon speech in Las Vegas is being delayed by about 45 minutes, according to the White House.

Obama had been scheduled to speak at 5:25 p.m. at a campaign rally at the Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas. He will now deliver his speech at 6:10 p.m., according to an updated schedule released Wednesday morning.

The president was forced to alter his schedule to comment on a Tuesday attack on the American Embassy in Libya that killed four people, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the White House Press Office said.

No other event details have changed, and doors will still open to the public at 3 p.m., according to an Obama campaign official.

Wednesday’s visit will be Obama’s eighth trip to Nevada this year.

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