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Obama to discuss energy policies in Friday visit to Argonne National Laboratory

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When President Obama visits the mega science hub that is Argonne National Laboratory on Friday, he's expected to discuss his energy policies.

It marks the third Illinois visit from the Obamas in recent weeks. The president visited in February to talk about gun violence. First Lady Michelle Obama came through Chicago two weeks ago to urge kids to eat better and improve fitness in their lives.

The White House announced today the event will focus on "American energy."

The Argonne Web site notes that the White House announced his visit one day after the president discussed energy and climate change during a private meeting with business leaders and others from the clean energy industry.

Argonne is a not for profit agency that is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest national laboratories for scientific and engineering research.
"Our over 1,250 scientists and engineers aim to solve the nation's most important challenges in energy, the environment and national security," Argonne says of itself.

The event is open to pre-credentialed media but closed to the public.

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