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DETROIT (WJBK) - Vice President Joe Biden is in Detroit to speak at the largest gathering of activists and leaders in the country but the Malaysian airlines tragedy is near the top of his mind.
    
Fox 2's Amy Lange was at COBO Center for the address at the Netroots Nation Conference. She reports he was about 45 minutes late starting his address

He said he was on the phone for about 30 minutes with the Ukranian president and offered the help of our National Transportation Safety team. Lange reports the help was accepted and we'll have a crew on the group soon to help investigate the crash.

VIDEO: Click on the video in the video player above to hear the remarks from Vice President Biden


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