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'Birther' Issue? Time 'To Put That To Bed,' Obama's Sister Says

Maya Soetero-Ng, President Obama's half-sister.

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Potential Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been talking about it a lot lately, so stories about those who still insist there are questions about whether President Obama was born in Hawaii have been back in the news.

The president's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, says it's time for such talk to stop.

"He was born in Hawaii. There is a tremendous amount of proof that has already been presented," she says in an interview to be broadcast this evening on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight. "I think that it is time for people to put that to bed."

Earlier this week, MSNBC reported that "the Hawaiian state health official who personally reviewed Barack Obama's original birth certificate has affirmed again that the document is 'real' and denounced 'conspiracy theorists' in the so-called 'birther' movement for continuing to spread bogus claims about the issue."

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