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Obama to take on race, politics, unity in US

Speech follows controversy over his ex-pastor

Barack Obama, with supporters in Monaca, Pa., yesterday, described the controversy over his former pastor as 'a distraction.' Barack Obama, with supporters in Monaca, Pa., yesterday, described the controversy over his former pastor as "a distraction." (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / March 18, 2008

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SCRANTON, Pa. - After days of growing controversy over remarks by his former pastor, Barack Obama will address his biracial background directly today in a speech on "race, politics, and unifying our country," according to his campaign. (Full article: 726 words)

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