President Barack Obama, right, meets with Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department, second from right, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., second from left, and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 30, 2009. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
President Barack Obama, right, meets with Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department, second from right, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., second from left, and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 30, 2009. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press / MCT
President Barack Obama, right, meets with Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department, second from right, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., second from left, and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 30, 2009. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press / MCT

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Obama's 'beer summit' yields symbolic image, but little else

July 30, 2009 7:06 PM

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