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Malia Obama, after a gap year, heads to Harvard

WASHINGTON _ Malia Obama was 10 years old and in the fifth grade when her father became president, and this week she will start a new chapter.

She's off to Harvard, ending a gap year that sparked a national conversation about the trend and unfolded across multiple continents.

Harvard's dorms open to freshmen Tuesday, and classes begin Aug. 30. The university is a familiar place for Obama's alumni parents, who both graduated from Harvard Law School. It

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