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Sorry, Hawaii. And the Upper West Side. On Tuesday, the Barack Obama Foundation announced that the Obama Presidential Library will be located at the University of Chicago, on the city's South Side.
"All the strands of my life came together, and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago," Obama explained in the video announcing the choice. "That's where I met my wife, that's where my children were born, and the people there, the community, the lessons I learned, they're all based right in this few square miles where we'll be able to now give something back and bring the world back home after this incredible journey."
University of Chicago, where Obama taught constitutional law, beat out long-shot rival bids from Columbia University, where Obama was an undergraduate, and the University of Hawaii, in his birth state. The White House says Obama won't help fundraise for the library until after he leaves office. —Peter Weber
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