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President Barack Obama (L) and first lady Michelle Obama depart the White House March 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Obamas will travel to Boston to attend the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and return to Washington later in the day.
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President Barack Obama will make his first presidential visit to Kenya in July to attend a global entrepreneurship summit, the White House announced Monday.

Obama will hold bilateral meetings and participate in the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, a platform for "connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them," the White House said in a statement.

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White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz he didn't know if the president would visit family during the trip. Obama's father is from Kenya.

“I don’t have any updates to the president’s schedule since we just announced the trip. But as soon as we can flesh that out for you, we’ll have that for you," Schultz said.

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