Obama Barack Hussein, Jr.

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Barack Obama
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(ō-bä′mə), Barack Hussein, Jr. Born 1961.
The 44th president of the United States (2009-2017). He previously served in the Senate, representing Illinois (2004-2008). He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in diplomacy in 2009, and his work to expand health insurance coverage led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
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