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President Obama departs D.C., headed for Pittsburgh and Larimer

Written by Tracie Mauriello on .

President Barack Obama appeared energetic as he headed out of the West Wing late this morning to board Marine One this morning. 

The helicopter flew off at 11:17 a.m., 27 minutes behind schedule for the first leg of the president's helicopter-to-plane-to-motorcade trip to TechShop in Larimer.

He is due to tour the workshop at 1:25 p.m. and then to deliver remarks about an initiative to provide access to expensive equipment that innovators and manufacturers otherwise would not be able to afford on their own. 

The remarks are not open to the public.

After his TechShop visit, the president is expected to fly to New York City for fundraising events and to deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee gala for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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