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President Barack Obama makes an unscheduled visit to the African American Policy in Action Leadership Conference, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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President Barack Obama makes an unscheduled visit to the African American Policy in Action Leadership Conference, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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