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Obama congratulates Coughlin, looks forward to Giants' visit

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has offered his personal congratulations to the New York Giants on their Super Bowl XLVI victory.

The White House says Obama called Giants coach Tom Coughlin on Tuesday morning. The White House says the president told Coughlin that his team's victory Sunday was a testament to his leadership.

Obama told Coughlin he looks forward to welcoming the Giants to the White House. Sports champions are traditionally honored with a ceremony at the White House.

The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17.

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