Bush Vows Prompt Aid for Minneapolis

President Bush is promising a quick federal response to Wednesday's bridge collapse in Minneapolis. From the White House, he offered condolences to the victims. First Lady Laura Bush will travel to Minneapolis Friday.

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President Bush is promising a quick response to yesterday's bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

President GEORGE W. BUSH: We in the federal government must respond and respond robustly to help the people there not only recover, but to make sure that lifeline of activity, that bridge, gets rebuilt as quickly as possible.

MONTAGNE: The president offered his condolences to the victims of yesterday's disaster. First Lady Laura Bush will travel to Minneapolis tomorrow.

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