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Michelle Obama hosts education roundtable in China

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a round table discussion on education at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China Sunday, March 23, 2014. AP

US first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn’t have risen to where she was if her parents hadn’t pushed for her to get a good education.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

United States First Lady praises construction hiring of vets

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about college education, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The U.S. First Lady praised the American construction industry after it pledged to hire veterans to their business. AP

Michelle Obama says a construction industry pledge to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019 isn’t only the right and patriotic thing to do, it’s also a smart thing for business.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Michelle Obama tracks Santa’s sleigh over Africa

In this Dec. 24, 2012 file photo, Lizzie Solano, center, and her sister Sarah take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa’s global whereabouts. AP

For first lady Michelle Obama, a joyous Christmas Eve tradition briefly ran up against the harsh realities of a world where all is not calm and bright.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama arrives in S. Africa for Mandela tribute

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One to travel to South Africa for a memorial service in honor of Nelson Mandela on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. AP

President Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner who died Thursday at age 95.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Michelle Obama urges Americans to ‘Drink Up’

US first lady Michelle Obama.  AP Photo

US first lady Michelle Obama, who has for years been suggesting “Let’s Move,” Thursday added a new directive in her campaign against obesity: “Drink up.”

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama, first lady on date night at Indian eatery

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

The Obamas are kicking off their vacation a few days early, with date night at a restaurant near the White House.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Michelle Obama tweets birthday love to ‘grayer’ Barack

First lady Michelle Obama AP File Photo

Michelle Obama took to Twitter on Sunday to send her husband an affectionate birthday message— and a gentle ribbing about the US President’s graying hair.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama pays tribute as ailing Mandela turns 95

A child look at paintings of President Barack Obama, right, and former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Saturday, June 29, 2013. President Barack Obama encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world Saturday to follow former South African President Nelson Mandela's example of country before self, as the U.S. president prepared to pay personal respects to relatives who have been gathered around the critically ill anti-apartheid icon. AP/Ben Curtis

US President Barack Obama paid warm tribute to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela for his 95th birthday on Thursday, which the anti-apartheid icon will spend in hospital recovering from a lung infection.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama to US media: ‘Behave’

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with South African President Jacob Zuma at the Union Building on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Pretoria, South Africa. AP

One element of President Barack Obama’s Africa policy is to encourage a free press, although he offered repeated reminders for U.S. reporters traveling with him on the continent to be on their best behavior.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama will not visit Mandela –US official

This two-picture combination of file photos shows Nelson Mandela on Aug. 8, 2012, left, and President Barack Obama on May 31, 2013. It was as a college student that President Barack Obama began to find his political voice. Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s struggle against South Africa’s apartheid government, the young Obama joined campus protests against the white racist rule that kept Mandela locked away in prison for nearly three decades. Now a historic, barrier-breaking figure himself, Obama will arrive in South Africa Friday to find a country drastically transformed by Mandela’s influence, and a nation grappling with the beloved 94-year-old’s mortality.  (AP Photo/File)

US President Barack Obama will not visit his political hero Nelson Mandela in hospital, out of deference for the anti-apartheid icon’s “peace and comfort,” a US official said Saturday.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

De la Renta: Dressing first lady not top priority

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has been a favorite of many U.S. first ladies, including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. But one name is still missing from his list: Michelle Obama.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 charged in slaying of Chicago honor student

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This undated file family photo provided by Damon Stewart shows 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago who was was shot Jan. 29, 2013 while she talked with friends in a park about a mile from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home. First Lady Michelle Obama will join some of Illinois’ most recognizable politicians and clergy to mourn the 15-year-old honor student whose death has drawn attention to staggering gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Damon Stewart, File)

Two Chicago gang members charged Monday in the death of a 15-year-old honor student mistook her and her friends for members of a rival gang and attacked the group in retaliation for a shooting that wounded one of the men over the summer, according to police.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Michelle gown designer snubbed in native Taiwan

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a ruby colored chiffon and velvet Jason Wu gown, dance as singer Jennifer Hudson, right, sings Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at the Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. AP

Jason Wu may have won international recognition for twice designing inaugural gowns for US first lady Michelle Obama, but judges in his native Taiwan seem unimpressed.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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