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January 26, 2009 9:06 PM

With Mitchell off to Mideast, Obama talks to Arab TV

Obama's decision to grant his first interview to a news station watched largely in the Arab world was filled with symbolism and came just hours after he'd announced that that George Mitchell was traveling to Israel, the West Bank. Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and possibly Turkey. In the interview, Obama noted that members of his family are Muslim and that he has lived in a Muslim country.

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