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Movie re-creates Barack and Michelle Obama's first date

Movie re-creates Barack and Michelle Obama's first date

The forecast predicted rain, but the skies were clear and sunny last week as the cast and crew of the film "Southside With You" gathered on a quiet residential street in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. A pair of preteens sat nearby, waiting for their cue. And on that cue — "OK, we're ready for you" — they jumped up and barreled down the sidewalk, one of them not bothering to secure his feet in his flip-flops as he ran, to the collective cringe-laugh of everyone nearby. But he made it to the right spot without tripping and began to horse around (as instructed) with the little girl accompanying him, in a sprinkler that had been installed on...

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