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

In Indonesia

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In Indonesia

Barry (legs crossed) visits with Lolo's mother and relatives in Yogyakarta, a region of Java, Indonesia. "Within his Indonesian extended family, Lolo had a reputation for being funny and easygoing," writes Maraniss. But "with his American wife, he revealed a different personality." His family was "unraveling," according to Maraniss.

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