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

A Product of Randomness

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Family PortraitRuth's DeathObama OpiyoFrom KenyaStanley AnnFriendly BluebirdsMercer Island GirlsPetram's 10 Cent StoreAs a ToddlerKindergartenReligionBarack Obama Sr.Lolo, Ann, Barry and MayaIn IndonesiaWith His Father5th GradeAnn, an AnthropologistVarsityBasketballHis NameHomeroomA Product of Randomness

A Product of Randomness

The future president with his grandparents. "The only way my life makes sense is if regardless of culture, race, religion, tribe, there is this commonality," the president told Maraniss in the Oval Office, "these essential human truths and hopes and morals and precepts that are universal."

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