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Obama’s Hawaii Legacy: Roots grow global stature for state

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up loose ends and put finishing touches on his legacy before handing the reins to President-elect Donald Trump.

To the rest of America, he is the nation’s first African-American president. To Hawaii, he is the son of a many-cultured set of islands that are doing a better job than most in learning how to live together. Read more

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