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Obama to throw out first pitch at All-Star game

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama plans to throw out his first pitch as president when he visits St. Louis next month.

Obama will offer the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game on July 14. He'll also have a town hall-style meeting in Detroit that day.

The White House says Major League Baseball's focus on community service matches with Obama's service initiative this summer, known as United We Serve.

This would be Obama's first pitch as president. He skipped traditional opening day invites.

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