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Obama Center Construction Halts After Noose Is Found

Builder puts up $100K reward for information

(Newser) - Construction on the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago was stopped Thursday after a noose was found on the site. Chicago police have begun an investigation, and the builder has offered a $100,000 reward for information that helps identify the person responsible for what it called a "shameful act,...

Bezos Makes 2 Big Donations
Bezos Makes 2 Big Donations

Bezos Makes 2 Big Donations

$100M donation from Amazon founder is largest Obama foundation has ever received

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s foundation announced Monday that it has received a $100 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date. The former president's foundation said in a statement that the gift from Bezos is intended "to...

After 5 Years, Obamas Break Ground on Presidential Center

Former president say it's his way of giving back to Chicago's South Side

(Newser) - After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns, and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama dug shovels into the ground Tuesday during a celebratory groundbreaking on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park. Construction on the Obama Presidential Center along Lake Michigan, near the Obama family home and...

Group Asks SCOTUS to Halt Obama Library Construction

They say it will wreck Chicago's Jackson Park

(Newser) - Work on Barack Obama's presidential library finally began this week—but the project's opponents want the Supreme Court to order an immediate halt. The Protect Our Parks group has filed an emergency request with Justice Amy Coney Barrett, arguing that the project will do irreparable harm to Jackson...

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