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Aug 27, 2010 2:57 PM by Letitia Walker

Obama Headed to Gulf Coast

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama will head to
New Orleans following his Marthas' Vineyard vacation to reaffirm
his commitment to the Gulf Coast.
He'll arrive Sunday, five years to the day from when Hurricane
Katrina raged ashore. The storm flooded 80 percent of the city,
killing more than 1,600 people. Waiting for him will be lingering
questions over his administration's response to the BP oil spill.
The president's deputy press secretary says Obama will speak at
Xavier University, touching on the progress made since Katrina and
the massive spill. The blown-out well was finally capped in
mid-July.
The one-day visit comes at a sensitive time for the president,
as he tries to seta
round-the-clocading into crucial midterm
elections.

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