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Maya Moore next to President Barack Obama during a ceremony honoring the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on June 12, 2014 at the White House.

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Maya Moore next to President Barack Obama during a ceremony honoring the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on June 12, 2014 at the White House.

Obama, 6’1” — Looks up to Lynx

For the second time this week, President Barack Obama surrounded himself with women who make him look short. Well, he does that every day with wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha, who turned 13 this week. As part of...

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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page receives an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music on May 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page receives an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music on May 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

First Lady, Led Zeppelin’s Page, Puff Daddy: Commencements

Among the commencement speakers at weekend college graduations: First Lady Michelle Obama, rapper Puff Daddy and rock guitarist Jimmy Page. “I think that’s the first selfie I’ve done at a commencement, ” Obama told the young woman who introduced her...

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First lady Michelle Obama embraces Charlotte Bell, 10, while hosting a question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees to mark the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House on April 24, 2014. Bell told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years and presented Obama with her dad's resume.

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First lady Michelle Obama embraces Charlotte Bell, 10, while hosting a question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees to mark the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House on April 24, 2014. Bell told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years and presented Obama with her dad's resume.

Job-Hunting, in the White House

The president talks about creating jobs all the time. One girl, her dad out of work, is taking him seriously. Charlotte Bell, a guest of the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” put her dad’s resume...

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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

Scene in D.C.: Obama’s Team, Branson’s Rockets, Carter’s Camp David

“Don’t tear up the place,” President Barack Obama cautioned visitors in an East Room bustling with 200 rowdy athletes, most in Team USA uniforms. “We already did,” one shouted out. The president and wife Michelle welcomed teams and delegations from...

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Obama Orders a Reuben — Hold the Tabouleh

Standing in front of salads ranging from tabouleh to broccoli, President Barack Obama today instead chose the Classic Reuben sandwich at Ann Arbor’s famed Zingerman’s Deli. He did choose the smaller sized sandwich, saving a few calories and a couple...

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