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Obama shocked by youth suicides

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's "shocked and saddened" by the recent suicides of young people who were bullied and taunted for being gay.

In a video posted late Thursday on YouTube and the White House website, the president said that as the father of two daughters, the deaths are heartbreaking.

Obama says he doesn't know what it's like to be picked on for being gay, but he does know what it's like to grow up feeling that sometimes you don't belong.

Americans, he says, need to dispel the myth that bullying is "just a normal rite of passage."

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