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On Asia tour, Obama sees traces of his late mother's work
On Asia tour, Obama sees traces of his late mother's work

President Obama sat down here this week with the American director of the Asian Development Bank to review the work product of a contractor who had delivered business financing and leadership training to poor women in Southeast Asia. The papers showed the lacework of tight, cursive handwriting of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, who died at age 52 in 1995. A scholar and anthropologist, she had spent her final years as a consultant to U.S. agencies and foundations aiding the world’s poor. The ADB collection reveals new details, if no great surprises, about his late mother’s career. But even among the no-nonsense office memos and notes are signs of the passion that drove her...

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