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President Obama on Haiti: We have to be there for them (text)

January 13, 2010 |  9:08 am

President Obama today vowed to lead a swift and coordinated effort to help victims of Tuesday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti.

"We have to be there in their time of need," he said. "We have to be there for them."

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