Book Reveals More on Obama's Teen Years

In today's link roundup: Excerpts from Barack Obama: The Story. Plus: Watch Chris Rock joke about Romney.


Eleven things you might not know about the young Obama: The Washington Post reports on some more highlights from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story.

"Black and white" twins celebrate 7th birthday: The headline-making little girls, whom some of us would call instead "the darker- and lighter-skinned fraternal twins, who are both the same race," are still a source of perplexingly intense curiosity -- this week it's because they're turning a year older.

Chris Rock on Romney: The comedian took jabs at "Romney's Crew "on Jimmy Fallon, including this one: "Mormons believed black people were the devil." Watch the video here.

First statue honoring Dred Scott unveiled: A life-size statue of Dred and Harriet Scott was unveiled on Friday, June 8, in front of the historic Old Courthouse in St. Louis.

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