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Obama does the unthinkable at Chicago's Daley Center: Makes jury duty a thrill

CHICAGO - He won two presidential elections and a Nobel Peace Prize, but on Wednesday the former leader of the free world performed the unthinkable - he made Cook County jury duty exciting.

Prospective juror Barack Obama, who ultimately was not chosen to sit on a jury, climbed out of a black SUV in a secure parking garage underneath the Daley Center around 10 a.m. Wednesday as a news helicopter hovered overhead. Then, accompanied by his Secret Service detail, Obama rode a private elevator reserved for judges to the 17th floor, where

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