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'Love, Barack': Obama Describes His 'Rich And Plentiful' Love In Intense Unearthed Letters To College Girlfriend

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Wow. Meanwhile we can't even get a look at Donald Trump's tax returns.

Emory University has just made public nine very personal letters written by Barack Obama to his girlfriend Alexandra McNear from 1982 to 1984.

The couple met when they were both students at Occidental College and attempted to keep their relationship going long-distance when Barack transferred across the country to Columbia University.

Related: Barack Dated Another Woman At The Same Time As Michelle — And Asked Her To Marry Him First!

While the letters serve as a fascinating chronicle for historians of Obama's time as a college student and recent graduate just getting started at Business International, they're also insanely personal, revealing details of a romance long before Michelle Obama!

For instance, he describes a vivid memory of a moment they spent cuddling at a friend's home:

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Middle School Choir Goes Viral After INSPIRING Rendition Of Rise Up!

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Even in the darkest times, we know we'll rise up with these kids as our future!

In a touching video — posted by Cardinal Shehan School choir director Kenyatta Hardison — that has now gone viral, a group of talented middle school students sing Andra Day's Rise Up — and if this doesn't leave you absolutely inspired, we don't know what will!

Related: Alyssa Milano's #MeToo Campaign Inspires Thousands

This is exactly why art education and having teachers like Hardison is so imperative!

Watch these amazing kids sing their hearts out starting at the 1:00 mark (below)!

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Harvey Weinstein May Lose His Honorary Degree As More Of His Projects Get Tanked In Tinseltown!

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Annnnnd the blows keep coming for Harvey Weinstein!

On Wednesday, it was reported that the University at Buffalo is petitioning to have the disgraced movie mogul's honorary degree revoked. This move comes amid the news of Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal.

Related: Gwyneth Calls Harvey A "Coercer" In Vintage Interview!

The university, where Harvey majored in English between 1969 and 1973, claims they've become

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Elementary School Librarian Rejects Melania Trump's Book Donation — Here's Why

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Called out.

In honor of National Read a Book Day earlier this month, Melania Trump and the Department of Education sent 10 Dr. Seuss books to "schools with programs that have achieved high standards of excellence, recognized by State and National awards and Blue Ribbon Awards."

Not only were they sending books into some of the most privileged schools — but the librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, described the first lady's choices as "a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children's literature."

Related: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Know How To Support Each Other!

Because of this, Liz Phipps Soeiro decided to turn down the shipment — and later penned a letter explaining why.

In an editorial for The Horn Book's reading blog, Phipps Soeiro wrote:

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