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President's uncle gets Mass. driver's license back

April 3, 2012
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BOSTON—President Barack Obama's uncle has been granted a hardship driver's license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles just a week after he lost the right to drive for 45 days in a deal in a drunken driving case.

The license granted Monday allows 67-year-old Onyango (ohn-YAHN'-goh) Obama to drive from noon to midnight to get to work as manager of a Framingham liquor store.

A Registry spokeswoman tells the Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/Hbj3k0) that Obama "met all of the criteria" to qualify for the hardship license, including proof he was enrolled in an alcohol treatment program.

Obama is the half-brother of the president's late father. He was arrested in August.

He pleaded to sufficient facts last week.

Obama, who is from Kenya, is currently appealing a deportation order.

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Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com

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