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August 31, 2008 10:54 AM

Gustav aims for Gulf Coast; Bush to skip GOP convention

Landfall is expected during the day Monday, most likely on the Louisiana coast west of new Orleans. Hundreds of thousands of people were fleeing the coast from Mississippi to Texas. Bush and Cheney canceled their appearances at the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to begin Monday. McCain flew to Mississippi to be briefed. The death toll in the Caribbean from the storm stood at 94.

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