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President Obama congratulates the Lynx

President Barack Obama called Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve to congratulate her and the team on winning the WNBA title. Obama said he was proud of the way the Lynx played and all of the hard work they put in en route to winning the title.
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President Barack Obama called Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve to congratulate her and the team on winning the WNBA title. Obama said he was proud of the way the Lynx played and all of the hard work they put in en route to winning the title.

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