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Obama resigns from Trinity church

From NBC/NJ's Athena Jones and NBC's Mark Hudspeth
ABERDEEN, SD -- Barack Obama resigned his membership at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, campaign communications director Robert Gibbs confirmed this afternoon.

The resignation came just more than a month after Obama denounced former Trinity pastor and friend the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and days after another long-time Obama associate, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, had delivered a sermon at the church ridiculing Hillary Clinton. Both men's comments were captured on video.