Obama Foundation kicks off first leadership summit in Chicago

Former US President Barack Obama has kicked off a two-day leadership summit in his hometown of Chicago. He's addressed 500 young people at the event, which is the first to be run by his foundation.

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    Former US President Barack Obama has kicked off a two-day leadership summit in his hometown of Chicago.

    He's addressed 500 young people at the event, which is the first to be run by his foundation.

    Presidential foundations have a chequered history, ranging from questions of the Clinton Foundation's funding sources to the Nixon library's alleged whitewashing of the Watergate scandal.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.


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