She noted, however, that "this is something that takes awhile to remedy," and officials yesterday could not explain why it took them years to make their latest decision, saying they try to do their best with the available resources.
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"Witnessing the intensity of some of the negative views is difficult," Mrs. Hughes said. "Generally, after a big trip, I go and share with the president my impressions."
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