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Obama hosts Yankees at White House

Updated: April 26, 2010, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama celebrated the world champion Yankees on Monday for their heroics and character -- and bemoaned that his Chicago White Sox couldn't match New York's remarkable record of success.

In a jam-packed ceremony in the East Room that was part pep rally, the president pointed out that the last time the Yankees -- winners of 27 titles -- were toasted at the White House was 2001.

"It's been nine years since your last title -- which must have felt like ...

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