WASHINGTON - The White House on Wednesday released a longer version of US President Barack Obama's US birth certificate to try to quiet a debate within Republican circles that he was not born in the United States.
Obama is to make a White House statement at 9:45 am EDT (1345 GMT) about the controversy. The new document confirms what a shorter version has said, that Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug 4, 1961, but provides a little more information, such as that he was born at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital.
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