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President Bush visits New Orleans Monday and Tuesday for a North American summit with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderón. Trade is a major issue on the agenda, as it was for Bush Saturday in his weekly radio address, when he urged the House to reconsider what he called a "serious error" in blocking a vote on the Colombia free-trade agreement. The president says the deal is needed to remove tariffs on American exports.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun an investigation of artificial-turf fields after New Jersey closed two last week when health officials found they contained unexpectedly high levels of lead. The industry denied its products are dangerous. About 800 synthetic-turf playing fields are installed annually in the US.

South Korean President Lee Myung Bak and President Bush Saturday completed two days of meetings at Camp David by calling on North Korea to provide a full declaration of its nuclear programs and proliferation activities "in a verifiable way."


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