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Posted: January 20, 2014 at 3:55 a.m.

President Barack Obama, in comments about how race has affected his political standing, said, “There’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” but added that he thinks others give him “the benefit of the doubt” because of his race.

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