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Political Notebook

Obama praises Cesar Chavez at dedication of home

KEENE, Calif. — President Obama designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument on Monday, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained ‘‘invisible’’ to much of the nation.

Obama’s declared 105 acres at the site near Bakersfield a national monument, the fourth monument he has designated under the Antiquities Act.

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