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September 2

• Tired and angry people stranded at the convention center in New Orleans welcome a supply convoy carrying food, water and medicine.

• President Bush visits Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and later signs a $10.5 billion disaster relief bill.

• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimate it will take 36 to 80 days to drain the city.

• Texas officials say nearly 154,000 evacuees have arrived there.

• Members of the Congressional Black Caucus criticize the pace of relief efforts, saying response was slow because those most affected are poor.