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President Obama and Michelle Obama still have two months left in the White House, and yet somehow we already miss them terribly.  The much-adored couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, and by the looks of it, are still very much in love. Their story began at a Chicago law firm  in 1989.

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The director of a state and federal-funded nonprofit in West Virginia has been removed after writing a racist Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama  as an “ape in heels.”  Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor wrote the offensive post after  Donald  Trump was elected president in an exchange that also embroiled the mayor of Clay, a small town near Charleston

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It only took Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian two days to set up a Twitter account for their new baby girl Dream Renee Kardashian (how could you wait two days? – Kris Jenner), who was born on Thursday in front of television cameras for a forthcoming E! special .  The parents celebrated her grand entrance to the Twittersphere on Saturday with a sweet picture of Blac Chyna breastfeeding captioned, “Morning Bonding time with mommy.” Morning Bonding time with mommy. pic.twitter.com/RzjPo93aaf — Dream Kardashian (@dreamkardashian) November 12, 2016 Unlike sister Kim’s radio silence after giving birth ― until the big photo reveal, of course ― Rob and Chyna have been steadily documenting many moments in Rob’s first foray into fatherhood.

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The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers stopped by the White House Thursday , resulting in this epic #MannequinChallenge video. Freezing our @WhiteHouse visit in time forever with @FLOTUS ! #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/iX1qaJ8qQQ — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 11, 2016 Team members, including superstar  Lebron James , got in on the viral internet challenge with first lady Michelle Obama ― and they absolutely nailed it. The camera pans around the room as the players and FLOTUS stand completely still

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Students Voice Concerns After Voting

09Nov

By, Jacob Smith Voters rush to polling stations in order to fulfill their civic duty in Washington, D.C..

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Stronger Together Song Was a Must HEAR IT NOW

08Nov

It was an impossible task. Get together the million selling lead singer of Snap! Thea Austin, who is often out touring singing one of her 20 #1 singles including “Rhythm Is A Dancer;” Morgan Mallory, in demand live artist, new album “Manifesto” out and now the former Voice contestant is a vocal teacher; Daniel Charleston, in demand in Southern California for his chorus performances and as a featured artist in Pacific Opera Project; and me, the big gay entertainer and talk show host with a dream to sing about being better.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on tour by Grand Imam Ali Mustafa Yaqub at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta in 2010.

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Call to Arms – Bring a Pen

08Nov

This is a call to arms – and the ordnance is a pen. We need your vote.

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WILMINGTON, N.C./MIAMI – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton traded barbs as they entered the last three days of campaigning in the U.S. presidential election with competing events on Saturday in Florida, a swing state that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s vote. Clinton and Trump are making their closing arguments to American voters, crisscrossing the United States in hopes of convincing last-minute undecided voters and rallying their bases to turn out enthusiastically on Election Day

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You saw in my title, ‘The Trump Election Crisis.’ It is named after the Cuban Missile Crisis, because an authoritarian fascist has been nominated by a major political party for the first time in our country’s history.

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President Barack Obama  and first lady Michelle Obama both slay when it comes to personal style . So why would their White House design choices be any different? Architectural Digest ’s December issue offers up an exclusive scoop on the Obama family’s living quarters

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Republican presidential nominee  Donald Trump , trailing Democrat  Hillary Clinton in every poll , unveiled a new campaign strategy on Thursday ― simply calling the whole thing off and declaring himself president.  Speaking at an afternoon rally in Toledo, Ohio, Trump argued Clinton’s policies are so terrible that there’s no point in having an election at all.  “Hillary Clinton wants to raise taxes on small businesses, up to 45 percent,” Trump said ― a claim previously rated “mostly false” by PolitiFact .

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When New Hampshire educator Anne McQuade’s refugee and immigrant students first arrive in America, she says they are “hopeful.” They’ve been told about the American dream, and its ideas of opportunity and social mobility contrast the violent, war-torn countries they are often fleeing. But lately, these students haven’t received the warm welcome they expect. Because of Republican nominee Donald Trump ’s anti-immigrant and Islamophobic rhetoric, children are fearful that their family members will be deported or their new country will ban Muslims from entering, said McQuade

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An Oklahoma woman who was convicted of pushing her husband to his death from a 25-story window in 2011 has been found dead in prison. Amber Hilberling, 25, was found in her McLoud cell Monday evening. She was a little more than three years into a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder , jailhouse records show.

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I loved the recent news report that quotes Oprah saying that you do not have to like Hillary to vote for her. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/oprah-winfrey-on-clinton-230148 It is always an honor to be on the same page as Oprah! On February first of this year, unsettled by those I spoke to who felt they did not like Hillary enough to vote for her, I decided on “poetry” as my “response communication,” which I also placed on my website (www.sarakaysmullens.com). As you will no doubt agree, I am no poet

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President Barack Obama on Sunday campaigned in the battleground state of Nevada for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate he wants to succeed him in the White House – but he spent most of his time talking about the state’s Senate race.

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So we had the final presidential debate this week, and Donald Trump went right on being Donald Trump, which should have surprised precisely no one by now. Our subtitle today, of course, refers to the two most amusing (or horrifying, take your pick…) things Trump said during the debate. Since then, both “bad hombres” and “nasty women” are trending online

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America The Good

19Oct

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great . – Alexis de Tocqueville I want to believe we are the good guys.

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When I Was 34

17Oct

Every woman you know has a story like this one. They probably haven’t shared it. My story took place when I was 34. These stories are our normal experience.  Your first reaction will probably be that it’s not THAT big of a deal.

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Three weeks to go. It would be great if Donald Trump’s escalating weirdness gave Hillary Clinton a lock on the race. But we’re not there yet.

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Friday Talking Points — Trump Unshackled

15Oct

Donald Trump has a new answer for why he’s about to lose in a landslide. It’s all a vast left-wing conspiracy. No, really.

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Surviving Hate

14Oct

When I started the work I still do today, I saw it as an investment for future generations, not just for my children but all children. Building that organization often entailed taking on part time jobs, projects that often were underpaid and underappreciated.

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The Pot Addresses the Kettle

06Ago

The hypocrite’s crime is that he bears false witness against himself. Hannah Arendt, On Revolution More…

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As I write this, the birds are chirping outside my window, the sun is breaking through the morning coastal fog, and the temperature is unremarkable. In other words, your traveling correspondent is back home, leaving behind record-breaking 90-plus-degree temperatures and humidity being so important the television weathermen actually report on it each night (cue Steve Martin from L.A

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PHILADELPHIA ― This was the best the Democratic Party could do. Democrats on Monday night fired nearly every progressive bullet they had in the chamber, hoping to kill what remains of the Bernie-or-bust movement that threatens to derail the party’s bid for the White House.

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If you read the headlines, you are keenly aware that we are in the midst of a serious obesity problem. Seventeen percent of children and 35 percent of adults in the United States are obese. In addition to the impact obesity has on individuals and their daily lives, it exacts a crippling toll on the health care system, with the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases costing more than $147 billion each year

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Being president has its perks, according to Barack Obama, who stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Sunday night to congratulate the Denver Broncos on their Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers . The thing is, Obama taped the message last week .

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Upcoming film “How To Be Single” continued its star-studded press tour Friday night when Rebel Wilson appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The two notable goofballs engaged in a game called Chubby Bunny, which Wilson played with co-star Dakota Johnson on set and which you may recall from summer camp. To jog your memory: It involves stuffing marshmallows into your mouth and trying saying the phrase, “Chubby Bunny.” During an earlier promotional event for the film, Johnson and Leslie Mann flirted with their  interviewer . “You’re handsome,” Mann said.

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When you vacation in Hawaii, it’s only natural to expect a magical experience. And sometimes, as this pair of lucky paddle boarders found out, Mother Nature does all the work for you. The two paddle boarders were off the west coast of Maui Thursday when a humpback whale breached right in front of them

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How to Finish What You Started

19Ene

I wish I could say I completed everything I set out to do in 2015. One of the things we tend to do when we don’t feel as far along as we should is be too hard on ourselves

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It’s often said that Buddhism is built on two core principles – wisdom and compassion. On intensive meditation retreats, I spend most of my time engaged in wisdom-based practice, with mindfulness at the root. But it is metta , the Pali term for loving-kindness, that imbues the long, silent days with a fundamental heartfulness.

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The Record Business 1965-2015

19Ene

Growing up in the sixties and seventies music was everywhere, it was all we talked about. It was the invitation; want to come over and listen to the new Creedence Record? Meet me at the record store?

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Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate… Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan

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Call to Action: Appreciate Your Partner!

18Ene

In relationships, the tendency to criticize and search for shortcomings in our partner can often supersede all other thought processes. Unfortunate, really. Or…

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Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

18Ene

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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As the nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is an opportunity to also reflect on the broader impact of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, which remains one of our nation’s most influential rallying cries for society to embrace diversity and seek equality. Bayard Rustin, one of Dr

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Poor Mrs. Hughes. Just when it looked like she’d won her Hundred Years War not to have her wedding overshadowed by the Crawley family, she got upstaged anyhow

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The LGBT civil rights movement has evolved admirably over the past few years to become more inclusive, working against institutional bigotry of all kinds, and grappling with the intersectionalities that exist within all of us. Those multiple identities impact not only how we think of ourselves, but more notably, what others think of us. Unfortunately, some of that progress has empowered the more radical amongst us to act in a brazen, autocratic manner.

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It’s a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road.

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Confederate Socialists of America

15Ene

As of the writing of this column, people are making comparisons of the Oregon Wildlife Refuge occupiers and those who fired on Ft.

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These Ads Ram Themselves Down Your Throat

15Ene

Are you thrilled that you can skip over TV ads with your DVR and squelch online ads with an ad-blocker? Don’t get too cocky! As you read this, advertisers are striking back all over the place with in-your-face ads that you literally can’t avoid because — as they boast on Madison Avenue — you’re captive . That’s right: Outside your home, there are still ads that you must watch whether you like it or not.

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How Obama Made This Congressman’s Day

15Ene

WASHINGTON — You could forgive Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) if he celebrated a little during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address

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In Defense of Working Out While High

15Ene

(Photo: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images) By Allison P. Davis This October, a study suggested that “runner’s high” was real . We’re not talking about an endorphin rush or a school-counselor-approved “high on life” situation, but an actual high, akin to smoking weed.

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While the world has been busy celebrating the awesomeness of #BlackGirlMagic , Elle.com decided it would rain on everyone’s parade by publishing an article entitled “Here’s My Problem With #BlackGirlMagic.” What’s even more upsetting is that the author, Linda Chavers , is a black woman. Ugh

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A Chat with German di Cesare of Trivento

14Ene

German di Cesare wants you to know that there is strength in unity. That even among rivals, there can be cooperation.

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LOVE MAKER — Ep.31

14Ene

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5 Top Cruising Tips for Seniors

14Ene

Rennett Stowe/ Flickr It’s no secret that cruises appeal to retirees. In fact, some travelers still subscribe to the notion that vacations at sea are exclusively for the “newlywed and nearly dead.” While that characterization may have been true a decade ago, today’s cruise lines attract just about every type of traveler and appeal to various interests. Whether you want to sail solo, with several generations of family members or even with Kid Rock fans, there’s a cruise for you

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What Would David Bowie Do?

13Ene

David Bowie gave his life to art. The man stood for something

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LAS VEGAS — These days, the Consumer Electronics Show is about more than just electronics. Marketers and ad agencies also flocked to Vegas to find out about new opportunities to reach consumers

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Golden Globes Gift Lounges 2016

10Ene

With the Golden Globes taking place Sunday, January 10th, nominees, presenters and other A-list talent had a chance to attend gift lounges around Los Angeles where they received everything from clothes to beauty products to trips. SECRET ROOM EVENTS CELEBRITY STYLE LOUNGE IN HONOR OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Visit Santa Barbara debuted its limited edition “Red Carpet Red” pinot noir at the Secret Room, which was gifted exclusively to guests

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WASHINGTON — Mark Davis may have played for the Washington Bullets in the early ’80s, but his claim to fame in the District of Columbia is likely his work as a local businessman helping low-income residents find ways to install solar panels on their homes. On Tuesday, Davis will join first lady Michelle Obama in the president’s guest box as the president delivers his final State of the Union address to Congress.

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We may only be a few days into 2016, but Hollywood is already dialing up the heat in the fashion department.  At the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night, Portia De Rossi looked stunning in a white dress-turned-jumpsuit, while Dakota Johnson was adorable as ever in a matching crop top and long skirt. But our favorite look of the week belongs to Khloe Kardashian, who rocked a black jumpsuit that flattered her amazing figure.  Check out the best-dressed stars below and let us know if you agree with our picks.  Also on HuffPost: — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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We all know what Thanksgiving entails–turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole lot of sleeping. It’s a fantastic holiday, and unlike Christmas or the various birthday parties you attend throughout the year, you can typically get through it without spending an egregious amount of money

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On the 25th of this month the world will recognize an issue that is so pervasive and present that at least 30 percent of the global population is directly affected by or engaged in it: violence against women. That figure includes an estimated 15 percent of the male population of the world: where there are the abused there also are the abusers

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked absolutely breathtaking Tuesday night at her first state dinner , welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United Kingdom.

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on Saturday. The two were married on Oct

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NEW YORK (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama introduced a new campaign focusing on education for girls around the world at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Obama appeared in a video Saturday at the event starring Beyoncé, Hugh Jackman and others. Obama spoke about the 62 Million Girls campaign in front of a feverish audience in Central Park

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Michelle Obama  made a jaw-dropping appearance alongside President Barack Obama  as they welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to the White House for the State Dinner  on Friday.

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Chef Nora Pouillon on Her "Organic Life"

11Sep

Beyond being a legend on the DC food scene, Chef Nora Pouillon has established herself as a trendsetter in the farm-to-table movement since founding her signature-dining establishment, Restaurant Nora, in 1979. Chef Nora’s recently released memoir (co-authored with Laura Fraser), My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today (Knopf, 2015), chronicles her journey of discovery from her native Austria to the United States

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RedState Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson said he had “made the right decision” disinviting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from a conservative gathering, pointing to the vitriol coming from the reality TV star’s supporters. “I would like to read for you the emails that I am getting from Donald Trump supporters,” Erickson said at the RedState Gathering over the weekend

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How Do Jewish Conversions Work?

02Ago

(RNS) Jewish conversion seems to be all over the media lately. In the third season of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” Litchfield prison inmate Cindy Hayes wants to convert to Judaism, a journey that begins because pre-packaged kosher meals taste better than regular prison food. After reading up on Judaism to perfect her scam, she decides she really likes Judaism, and asks the prison’s rent-a-rabbi for permission to convert.

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Girls definitely run the world… especially with the help of First Lady Michelle Obama

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The mayor of a small city in Washington admits he called President Barack Obama “monkey man” and first lady Michelle Obama “gorilla face,” but says he will not resign over the racist comments.  “Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that,” Patrick Rushing, mayor of Airway Heights , reportedly wrote in a Facebook post. “The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears.

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Cameras are no longer banned on White House tours. First lady Michelle Obama announced an end to the ban on Instagram Wednesday: More…

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Michelle Obama wished the president a Happy Father’s Day the same way basically everyone else on Instagram did: with a throwback photo ! The vintage image shows President Barack Obama at the beach with daughters Sasha and Malia. “Thinking today and every day about the father of these two

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First lady Michelle Obama is promoting a new campaign called Let Girls Learn , with the goal of making sure young women around the world have the chance to go to school. On Tuesday she had a special message for students at the Mulberry School for Girls . It’s located in the east London neighborhood of Tower Hamlets, which has a higher percentage of Muslims than any other area in the United Kingdom

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The epilogue–for now–of our publication of the prison writings of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot abducted by pro-Russian separatists on June 18, 2014, and illegally detained in Putin’s prisons ever since.

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Michelle Obama said on Saturday that she faced a unique set of questions when she was on the brink of becoming the nation’s first African-American first lady during her husband’s presidential campaign.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama extended their warm wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following the birth of their daughter, the Royal Princess , on Saturday.

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By Jonathan Stempel Feb 20 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s 2006 Cadillac attracted a high bid of $122,500, more than 10 times its market value, in a charity auction that concluded on Thursday night. The autographed DTS sedan, with 20,310 miles (32,685 km) on the clock, was auctioned on the website Proxibid. A spokeswoman, Dana Kaufman, did not immediately identify the winner.

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WASHINGTON — One year ago, during the 2014 State of the Union, undocumented immigrant and activist Cristian Avila sat in the House of Representatives gallery as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama. Avila, now 24, is a Dreamer, one of the young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

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Tonya Lewis Lee has been a creative presence in children’s literature and production for almost 15 years. After transitioning from a career as a corporate lawyer, Lewis Lee joined up with Nickelodeon to produce interstitial programming for them featuring various artists including Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Whoopi Goldberg, and Queen Latifah.

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His past guests have included Channing Tatum, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Michelle Obama, but on August 13, Jimmy Fallon invited Taylor Swift to join him for the latest edition of ” Ew! ” In the sketch, Fallon reprises his role of Sara while the 24-year-old singer-songwriter plays Natalie, a new friend from out of town. Watch the pair bond over a variety of topics including made up mythical creatures, Band-Aid collections and whether or not you should ever get back together with an ex

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Grading Race to the Top on Its Merits

03Ago

As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama’s Race to the Top competition, many of us are contemplating whether or not it was a success. After much reflection, I decided to write an opinion piece, assessing it on its merits.

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The Only Type Of Bra You Need

30Jul

We’re about to let you in on a little secret that will change your life: There is one kind of bra that is perfect for almost every life situation.

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