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Barack Obama Files 2008 Taxes, Earned Nearly $3 Million

President Barack Obama has joined the ranks of millions of Americans filing their tax returns by Wednesday's deadline.

His federal return shows he and his wife paid roughly $855,000 in taxes, approximately 1/3 of the 2.7 million dollars the couple made in 2008.

Nearly all of the earnings came from book sales.

The Associated Press reports:


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