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First lady Michelle Obama, left, and former first lady Laura Bush during a panel discussion during 'Investing in Our Future' at the US-Africa Leaders Summit at the Kennedy Center on Aug. 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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First lady Michelle Obama, left, and former first lady Laura Bush during a panel discussion during 'Investing in Our Future' at the US-Africa Leaders Summit at the Kennedy Center on Aug. 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

First Ladies: Picking Their Causes

Updated at 10:53 am EDT As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington concludes today with diplomatic discussions among President Barack Obama and African heads of state, First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush were hosting a forum...

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Katie Perry performs at the White House.

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Katie Perry performs at the White House.

Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Michelle Kwan: Honoring Special Olympics

Written by Elissa Nadworny Katy Perry was singing  ”Roar” in an intimate setting in the State Dining Room of the White House last night, as Special Olympics athletes spoke of overcoming obstacles in their lives. The East Room was decorated...

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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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