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Topic - Florida
President Obama on Monday set out on a three-state tour of the stricken Gulf Coast, while the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of victims compensation fund Mr. Obama is demanding.
President Obama, still scrambling to take political control of the Gulf oil crisis, will demand this week that BP begin setting aside cash in escrow accounts to handle damages and turn over the handling of claims to an independent panel, White House officials said Sunday.