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President hosts Packers at White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers to the White House was no easy task for President Barack Obama.

Obama is a die-hard fan of the Packers' rivals, the Chicago Bears. And the Packers beat the Bears in the last year's conference championships to reach the Super Bowl.

Still, Obama congratulated the Packers on their victory, as well as the work they do in the Green Bay community. Obama says the team has raised millions for charities, given scholarships to local students, and supported service members and their families.

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