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Obama To Visit Washington Mudslide

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The Washington state Democrat says she talked with the president Tuesday about the Federal Emergency Management Agency's continued support as the area copes with the aftermath of last month's devastating slide.

The death toll rose to 34 people Tuesday, with the addition of one more person to the number of victims. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says it's still working to identify four of the dead.

The county sheriff's office has said a dozen people remain missing from the March 22 slide that buried homes along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.

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