Ahmed Mohamed visits White House, meets Obama, but forgot his cool clock!

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Last month, Ahmed Mohamed was suspended and arrested for bringing a clock to school because a teacher thought it looked like a bomb, prompting cries of racial profiling nationwide. Last night, Ahmed Mohamed got to meet the president and go to the White House.

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Monday marked the second annual Astronomy Night, where President Obama invites scientists, astronauts, and STEM-minded students onto the South Lawn of the White House to look through telescopes, talk about space, and you know, just hang out. Ahmed—a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas—was one of those young people in attendance.

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"We have to watch for and cultivate and encourage those glimmers of curiosity and possibility, not suppress them, not squelch them," Obama told the audience. "Not only are the young people's futures at stake, but our own is at stake."

Ahmed told the Dallas Morning News that he actually didn't bring his clock to the White House last night, saying "he’s been too busy traveling to pick it up from home."

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