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Barack Obama at Knox College: Reverse economic inequality

24 July 2013 Last updated at 22:33 BST

Reversing US economic inequality should be Washington's top priority, President Barack Obama has said, as an autumn budget battle with Congress looms.

He touted the slow but steady recovery in what was billed as a major economic speech at Knox College in Illinois.

And he criticised his Republican opponents at length, challenging them to develop their own economic plan.

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Washington.