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President Barack Obama says the U.S. must and will take action against Russia in response to cyber interference with the election.

Obama tells NPR News the U.S. will respond at a “time and place of our choosing.” His comments are the clearest indication to date that whatever response the U.S. is planning has not yet occurred.

Obama says some of the response may be explicit and publicized and some of it may not.

He says he’s spoken directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin about his feelings about the hacking.

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