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Citing divisions in Chicago and nationwide, Obama pitches future presidential center as a bridge to bring communities together

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The campus will include a museum in honor of the nation’s first Black president and first lady, Obama Foundation offices, a public library branch, an athletic center and an outdoor recreation space. About 750,000 visitors are expected annually. Initially, the brick-and-mortar cost was slated to be $500 million, but Obama Foundation president Valerie Jarrett on Friday said it would be nearly $700 million.

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