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    White House State Dinner Preview, Extended

    White House staff gave the press a preview of the state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It would be the 11th state dinner for the Obama administration. Mr. Offutt gave an…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 6

    Panelists discussed empowering African women and girls to participate in economic growth and promoting healthy lives through technology and job training. An African agriculture scientist focused on how women and girls wee crucial…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 3

    Panelists talked about improving access to educational opportunities for women and girls. Speakers included representatives from groups including the Intel Foundation, Camfed International and the Forum for African Women Educationalists.…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 1

    After welcoming remarks by first lady Michelle Obama she was joined by her predecessor Laura Bush to be interviewed by Cokie Roberts. Topics included the initiatives they chose to spotlight, how they went about…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 2

    Former President George W. Bush was a featured speaker at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. He talked about his presidential initiative to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and his Bush Institute’s “Pink Ribbon Red…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 5

    The afternoon session of “Investing in Our Future at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit” began with a video presentation in which Darren Walker talked about empowering girls and ending child marriage in Africa. He presented…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 4

    Reeta Roy talked about educational programs for girls in Africa. The Office of the First Lady, the George W. Bush Institute, and the U.S. Department of State hosted, “Investing in Our Future at the…

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    First Lady Michelle Obama on Nutrition

    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to school leaders and other experts about the improvement of nutritional standards for food in schools. These were the welcoming remarks before a roundtable…

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    Michelle Obama Speech to Young Women in Soweto

    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to young African women leaders at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, where an uprising began in June, 1976. That protest is considered the start of the movement…

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    2010 Budget and Military Families

    Michelle Obama delivered remarks to the Joint Armed Forces Officers' Wives' Luncheon at Bolling Air Force Base. She talked about proposed fiscal year 2011 budget provisions affecting…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs spoke to reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including curbing the national debt, deficit spending limits, President Obama’s State of the Union address, and…

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    Presidential Town Hall Meeting

    President Obama held a town hall meeting with California citizens at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles to talk about the economy and his administration’s stimulus proposals.…

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    Support for Soldiers

    First lady Michelle Obama spoke to community organizations that provide support to the soldiers at Fort Bragg and their families. This event was held in the Arts Council Building in…

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    New England Health Care Summit

    Medical physicians and private citizens asked questions of first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during a New England Health Care Summit in Boston, MA. She addressed many of the concerns local…