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Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

President Obama welcomed relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics to the White House for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago        
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