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Obama Back in the Gulf

KENNER, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama has touched down in Louisiana for updates on the Gulf oil spill and meetings with residents and local officials.

After arriving at the New Orleans airport Obama headed into a briefing at an airport hangar with Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal official leading the response to the spill, and other
officials.

He then planned to make remarks and drive to Grand Isle, a barrier town affected by the spill, to meet with residents.

Friday marked Obama's third visit since the devastating spill began. Pressures on Obama are mounting as the devastation grows and the president has declared himself furious at the situation. He canceled a planned trip to Indonesia and Australia to deal with the situation.
      
      
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