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Date like the Obamas: Your guide to the first couple's first date

We can't all be as beautiful, powerful or wonderful as Barack and Michelle Obama. But we can try to emulate them as much as possible, right down to their first date.  In "Southside with You," the first couple goes on their first date in 1989 Chicago. The two spent the whole day together—"He was...

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