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First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Museum of Terracotta Warriors during a visit to the historic excavation site on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China.

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Museum of Terracotta Warriors during a visit to the historic excavation site on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China.

Michelle Obama: ‘Life is About Making Mistakes’ — and Learning

It was unlikely that China would get a stern lecture about human rights or freedom of speech from a traveling first lady of the United States whose weeklong tour with her daughters and mother was billed mainly as a journey...

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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton responds to a gift of boxer shorts for the President from University of Colorado tri-executive president student Stephanie Ascher, left, in this March 14, 1995 file photo in Boulder, Co.

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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton responds to a gift of boxer shorts for the President from University of Colorado tri-executive president student Stephanie Ascher, left, in this March 14, 1995 file photo in Boulder, Co.

The Selling of Hillary Clinton: `Aversion to the National Media’

Among the nuggets from a trove of memos released by the Clinton presidential library today is this Aug. 31, 1995, memo from Lisa Caputo, speaking of the best ways of appealing to women’s media and local markets — and noting...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, center, delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, center, delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

State of the Union ‘Enhanced:’ Address in Search of Audience

One wonders if a speech that runs a good hour really needs enhancement. Yet the White House, in an attempt to expand the viewership of an annual State of the Union address that has drawn shrinking notice on prime-time television,...

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A supporter of presidential candidate Ron Paul arrives at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in in this August 30, 2012 file photo for the last day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

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A supporter of presidential candidate Ron Paul arrives at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in in this August 30, 2012 file photo for the last day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Ron Paul Channel: Best Gov’t None

Proof that the Ron Paul Revolution will not be televised: “The Ron Paul Channel,” webcast by an Internet near you. The onetime Republican presidential candidate and former two-time congressman from Texas built much of his libertarian following online, so it’s...

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President Barack Obama and German Chancelor Angela Merkel on the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 19, 2013 in Berlin.

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President Barack Obama and German Chancelor Angela Merkel on the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 19, 2013 in Berlin.

‘Internet Age’ Security: No ‘Rifling’ of e-mail, Obama Promises Merkel

The Internet is a battleground, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested today, voicing public concern yet some understanding about the once-secret U.S. cyber-surveillance that has consumed international headlines. Security in “the Internet age” is a balancing act, she and President Barack...

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The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.

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The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.

PRISM ‘Targeted,’ Not Data-Mining — Disrupts Terrorism, DNI Reports

For all the denials of American Internet powerhouses that the federal government has been rummaging through their drawers — in this case, servers — the key search word in this discussion is “direct” access. As in Google CEO Larry Page’s...

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