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Obama letters from 1980s to former girlfriend go public

A collection of letters written by Barack Obama is going to be available to the public for the first time thanks to Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library in Atlanta. The nine letters were all written to Alexandra McNear, his girlfriend at Occidental College in Los Angeles, after he had transferred to Columbia University. Rosemary M. Magee, the director […]

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