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Kenya bids 'welcome home' to President Obama

NAIROBI, Kenya President Barack Obama arrived Friday in Kenya, the ancestral homeland that has waited impatiently for a visit from the U.S. president since he was first elected to office. Air Force One touched down just after 8 p.m. local time, with Kenyan TV stations carrying every minute of his arrival live. In downtown Nairobi, hundreds lined the streets, cheering and shouting as the presidential motorcade roared past. Obama's father was born here in 1936 and died in 1982, and Obama is widely viewed as a son of Kenya. Children here are named for him in Swahili his first name means "blessing" as are schools and businesses. A popular brand of beer, Senator, became better...

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