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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama before U.S. President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama before U.S. President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address

Michelle Obama’s ‘Firsts’ in SOTU Box

First lady Michelle Obama is hosting a bevy of “firsts” in her congressional box tonight at her husband’s State of the Union address. Among them will be Mary Barra, the new head of General Motors and the company’s first female...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama thank supports at the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama thank supports at the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

First Ladies’ Gallery: Whose Wu and Jimmy Choos?

Remember that red, slinky dress Michelle Obama wore to her husband’s inaugural balls last year? It’s now being gawked at by tourists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The Jason Wu gown and matching Jimmy Choo heels made...

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This combo of pictures shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, posing for a selfie photo with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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This combo of pictures shows U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, posing for a selfie photo with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama’s Selfie ‘Bit of Fun,’ Photo-Partner PM Says

That selfie seen ’round the world this week was simply a “bit of fun.” So says Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who cheerfully mugged for a smartphone with a grinning President Barack Obama and smiling British Prime Minister David Cameron...

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, next to  First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Photograph by Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

South African Selfie: Someone Wasn’t Smiling

Updated Dec. 11 at 6:35 am EST Sometimes a picture tells no words at all. Then again, a few frames of President Barack Obama and the prime minister of Denmark seated alongside a first lady who appears unamused can go...

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Former U.S. President George Bush shakes hands with Zambian girls in Lusaka on Dec. 3, 2011.

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Former U.S. President George Bush shakes hands with Zambian girls in Lusaka on Dec. 3, 2011.

Bush Aboard Air Force One: Off-Record

Updated at 4:40 pm EST What’s said on Air Force One sometimes stays on Air Force One. Particularly when it’s off the record. Former President George W. Bush, who seldom walked back to the cabin for the traveling press at...

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An African National Congress (ANC) employee attaches posters to the outside of the political party's headquarters following the announcement of the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 6, 2013.

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An African National Congress (ANC) employee attaches posters to the outside of the political party's headquarters following the announcement of the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 6, 2013.

Obama South Africa-Bound

Updated at 8:28 am EST President Barack Obama has said that the first political activity he took part in, as a young man, was a protest of South Africa’s Apartheid. This morning, he and first lady Michelle Obama headed out...

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with two-year-old Ashtyn Gardner during the White House Christmas decorations viewing on Dec. 4, 2013.

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with two-year-old Ashtyn Gardner during the White House Christmas decorations viewing on Dec. 4, 2013.

First-Dog Topiaries With Wagging Tails: Christmas at the White House

A short time after President Barack Obama delivered an Obamacare pep talk today, the White House unwrapped its 2013 holiday decorations with the theme “Gather Around.” Over 83 volunteers from around the country helped White House staff adorn 24 Christmas...

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President Barack Obama hands out onions at the Washington Area Food Bank in Washington, DC, on Nov. 27, 2013, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday with First Lady Michelle Obama, his daughter Sasha.

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President Barack Obama hands out onions at the Washington Area Food Bank in Washington, DC, on Nov. 27, 2013, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday with First Lady Michelle Obama, his daughter Sasha.

Obama Family Marks Thanksgiving by Helping at Food Bank

President Barack Obama and his family packed and helped distribute bags of food at a Washington charity, continuing what has become a regular part of their Thanksgiving holiday. Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters took part today...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s ‘Got a Little Swag’ — Singing in the Shower

First Lady Michelle Obama was dishing out some family secrets on BET’s “106 & Park.” The first lady fielded a question from a viewer last night: “On a scale of one to 10, how awesome was it when the president started...

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