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Bono salutes US for electing 'extraordinary man'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bono hailed Americans for re-electing President Barack Obama but reminded them of the dire consequences that lie ahead because of the economy.

The U2 frontman touched on the relationship between politics and extreme poverty Monday night in his keynote speech during the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University, after acknowledging Obama's victory over challenger Mitt Romney last week.

"Congratulations are in order not just for turning out in record numbers - and forgetting politics for a minute - but for electing an extraordinary man as president," Bono said of Obama. "I think you have to say that whatever your political tradition."

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