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President Barack Obama hailed Saturday the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a long-awaited testament to black suffering and triumph in the United States. The first black president of the United States cut the ribbon to inaugurate the striking 400,000-square-foot (37,000-square-meter) bronze-clad edifice before thousands of spectators gathered in the US capitol at a time of growing racial friction. "African American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story.
Britain has a lot of work to do before triggering the formal divorce procedure with the European Union but once it is done, the country will not let the process drag on, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Last week, Johnson said Britain would trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty to start its exit from the bloc early next year.