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March 18, 2008 11:48 AM

Obama: We can let race divide us or say 'Not this time'

With controversy over his pastor's racially divisive sermons threatening his presidential campaign, Barack Obama tackled race in America head-on Tuesday in a defining speech that drew instant comparisons to John F. Kennedy's 1960 address about his once-controversial Catholicism.

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