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Arne Duncan, Sidelined

In case you haven't noticed, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been MIA from several recent events.

He missed last weekend's commencement address at Fayetteville State University because of "unforeseen circumstances and an illness." His deputy, Tony Miller, delivered the speech instead. He did not appear at Wednesday's national education town hall, sending Miller again. And he also missed appearing with Sen. Kay Hagan at the Center for American Progress yesterday.

The reason?

"He was out for a few days with severe back pain, which was the result of a sports injury further aggravated by heavy cross-country travel," Duncan spokesman Justin Hamilton said this morning. "He was back in the office yesterday. He will probably have a reduced public schedule next week."

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