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From Kansas to Washington, Barack Obama's 'Story'

Lolo, Ann, Barry and Maya

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Lolo, Ann, Barry and Maya

Ann and Barry moved to Jakarta in 1967, after Ann married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian she met in Honolulu. Barry's sister was born there in 1970. "He never pressed things or pretended our relationship was more than it was," the president would write of his stepfather decades later. "I appreciated the distance; it implied manly trust."

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