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First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu on March 25, 2014.

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First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu on March 25, 2014.

Michelle Obama to China: ‘The Right to Say What We Think’

Michelle Obama mixed the personal and the political today as her six-day trip to China neared its end. Speaking in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, the touring first lady told students at one of the nation’s top high schools...

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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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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tries to write Chinese words next to Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, during a visit to a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad, on March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tries to write Chinese words next to Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, during a visit to a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad, on March 21, 2014.

Michelle Obama in China: Robots and Ping Pong — Baucus ‘Heavyweight Ambassador’

The first lady’s first full day in China started at a normal school. Michelle Obama, making a week-long journey with her children and mother along for the ride, appeared at the Bejing Normal School with her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan....

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Sasha, left, as Malia during a visit to Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland, on June 18, 2013.

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Sasha, left, as Malia during a visit to Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland, on June 18, 2013.

Michelle Obama China-Blogging

Updated at 1:40 pm EDT, with Angela Greiling Keane First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters and mother are booking a weeklong trip to China, checking off another country where she is talking about the importance of education. She’s promising to...

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Obama Welcomes ‘Stubborn Women’ to Night of White House Soul Music

After another hard week, President Barack Obama found some unusual words of encouragement last night from Patti LaBelle. “Baby, you’ve got swag!” she told him, praising his “class” and “elegance.” In kelly green and with a sleek bob, LaBelle joined...

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

Obama’s ‘Action’ State of the Union: Pre-Show

Updated at 6:49 through 8:38 pm EST “Let’s make this a year of action,” President Barack Obama is saying in his State of the Union address tonight. “That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber...

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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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