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Michelle Obama's birthday: @FLOTUS joins Twitter

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Updated Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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In celebration of the first lady's 49th birthday, the White House launched Michelle Obama's first official Twitter account Monday.

The @FLOTUS account gathered more than 5,000 followers in less than 30 minutes. As with the @WhiteHouse account, the @VP account, and President Obama's campaign account, tweets from the first lady herself will be signed "-mo."

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