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Obama had trouble getting cabs in Chicago, first lady says

CHICAGO -- Before becoming president, Barack Obama had trouble catching cabs in Chicago, first lady Michelle Obama told People magazine in an interview that adds the first family's personal experiences to the discussion about race in America in the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. People forget that the first family has lived in the White House for only six years, Michelle Obama told the magazine in a Dec. 10 interview with the president and the first lady, according to a short article published on people.com. "Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs," Michelle Obama told the ...

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