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04/14/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Lawyer Career Explored By LA Times

In his books, speeches and campaign commercials, Sen. Barack Obama often harks back to his days as a civil rights attorney.

It is fundamental to his autobiography, displayed on his campaign website and woven into his appeals for votes. In one of his television ads leading up to the South Carolina primary, Obama recalled "working as a civil rights attorney to make sure that everybody's vote counted."

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