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White House changes story on Obama’s uncle

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WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama, also known as Omar.

The 69-year-old, Kenyan-born half-brother of Obama’s estranged father was granted permission this week to stay in the U.S. after ignoring a deportation order two decades ago.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that when the case first arose, officials looked for…

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