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Norway’s King Returns To White House

President Clinton welcomed King Harald of Norway for an overnight stay Monday evening, then noted they would have to compare notes since the king had been a much earlier occupant of the White House than Clinton.

Harald, now 58, lived in Washington as a little boy during the 1940s when he and his mother fled the Nazi occupation of Norway. They were briefly given shelter at the White House by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“We’ll get a good tour tonight and talk about the differences” in the White House since then, Clinton told reporters as he and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton posed with the king and Queen Sonja for pictures.

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