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President Obama listens to an update on the status of Hurricane Irene at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington on Aug. 27, 2011. He is joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (left) and FEMA director Craig Fugate (right). (Associated Press)
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President Obama listens to an update on the status of Hurricane Irene at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington on Aug. 27, 2011. He is joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (left) and FEMA director Craig Fugate (right). (Associated Press)

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