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Obama's speechwriter: from intern to top wordsmith

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama decided to attend a memorial service in Arizona for victims of a deadly mass shooting that severely injured then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, he needed a speech. And fast. The service was in two days. Jon Favreau, then chief White House speechwriter, was deep into writing Obama's 2011 State of the Union address, due in less than three weeks. Up...

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