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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press

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SEATTLE (AP) - President Barack Obama has arrived in Seattle for two political fundraisers. After Air Force One touched down at Boeing Field around 3:15 p.m., he stopped for about 10 minutes to shake hands, take photos and hold a baby. The president's first top is in a nearby Seattle neighborhood and then he's set to cross Lake Washington for a fundraiser in Hunt's Point.

SEATTLE (AP) - A team of scientists says intense rainfall likely played a major role in triggering the deadly March landslide near Oso that killed 43 people. Authorities also said today that they have recovered the body of the last victim, 44-year-old Molly "Kris" Regelbrugge (reg-el-BREW'-gee). Her husband was also killed when the mudslide hit their home.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are among a dozen U.S. senators who sent a letter to Senate leaders asking for passage of emergency legislation to allocate $615 million for use in fighting wildfires. A complex of fires burning in north-central Washington has blackened about 380 square miles and was 16 percent contained as of this morning.

SEATTLE (AP) - At least 6,000 people who bought health insurance through Washington's new exchange are having trouble using that coverage because of computer glitches with the new program. Officials at the exchange hope to have all the problems fixed by Aug. 1. Exchange officials say some of the problems are related to the way Washington's insurance marketplace was designed.

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