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President gets flu briefing, hosts Ramadan

President Barack Obama is starting September with a briefing on the latest efforts to prepare for the H1N1 flu virus.

President Barack Obama waves as he walks off Air Force One at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is starting September with a briefing on the latest efforts to prepare for the H1N1 flu virus.

Tuesday's briefing features senior officials who will outline the government's ongoing efforts to respond to the new strain of swine flu. Participants will include White House Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden.

In the evening, Obama is hosting a dinner celebrating Ramadan. The event in the State Dining Room will also highlight the contributions of American Muslims.


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