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Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event

Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 (UPI) --A Milwaukee reporter said she was given troubling instructions by an aide to Mary Burke's campaign at an event with first lady Michelle Obama.
Gabrielle Levy
White House enlists celebrities for campaign against sexual assaults

White House enlists celebrities for campaign against sexual assaults

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) --The White House is enlisting A-list celebrities to promote their campaign to bring an end to sexual assault on college campuses.
Aileen Graef
AmeriCorps 20th year noted in White House ceremony

AmeriCorps 20th year noted in White House ceremony

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) --President Barack Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in Washington Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of the federal service organization AmeriCorps.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama speaks at Pentagon's 9/11 memorial: 'America endures'

Obama speaks at Pentagon's 9/11 memorial: 'America endures'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) --President Obama commemorated the innocent lives lost September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence at the White House and a speech at the Pentagon Thursday.
JC Sevcik
Obamas attend wedding of personal chef

Obamas attend wedding of personal chef

POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) --The Obamas got dressed up to attend the wedding of their personal chef, Sam Kass, to MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
Danielle Haynes
Obama 'cracks' a joke about the White House pie

Obama 'cracks' a joke about the White House pie

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) --President Obama paid tribute to an outgoing member of his administration Monday that had the crowd wondering what went into the desserts at the execute mansion.
Gabrielle Levy
No more 'Mad Men': Christina Hendricks talks workplace equality at White House summit

No more 'Mad Men': Christina Hendricks talks workplace equality at White House summit

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Christina Hendricks spoke of ending "'Mad Men'-era" policies in the workplace Monday at the White House Summit on Working Families.
Annie Martin
Michelle Obama says U.S. should elect a female president 'as soon as possible'

Michelle Obama says U.S. should elect a female president 'as soon as possible'

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --First lady Michelle Obama said Monday that she wants to see a female president in the White House, but it "definitely" won't be her.
Kate Stanton
President Obama says first lady has no plans to run for office

President Obama says first lady has no plans to run for office

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --President Obama says that if first lady Michelle Obama ever said she planned to seek political office he would assume she had been replaced by an alien.
Frances Burns
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' 2014 list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fourth year in a row.
Aileen Graef
Michelle Obama says 'No' to GOP school lunch plan

Michelle Obama says 'No' to GOP school lunch plan

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --Michelle Obama is taking on congress, saying their plan to loosen standards for healthy school lunches deals a huge blow to the health of America's youth.
Matt Bradwell
Malia Obama is old enough to drive

Malia Obama is old enough to drive

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Six years after ten-year-old Malia Obama watched America send her father to Washington, America's first daughter is ready to drive the city's streets herself.
Matt Bradwell
#BringBackOurGirls -- then what?

#BringBackOurGirls -- then what?

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) --The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag has brought international attention to Boko Haram, but could hashtag make a difference in a region long beset by instability?
Sean Kennedy, Medill News Service
Obama honors the memories of the victims of 9/11

Obama honors the memories of the victims of 9/11

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --President Barack Obama visited New York Thursday to dedicate the new 9/11 museum, honoring the victims, survivors, and first responders from the attacks.
Aileen Graef
Ann Coulter's version of #BringBackOurGirls receives backlash

Ann Coulter's version of #BringBackOurGirls receives backlash

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) --Ann Coulter came under fire on social media after she tweeted a version of #BringBackOurGirls with #BringBackOurCountry.
Aileen Graef
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First Lady Michelle Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama (2L) greets Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (L) while welcoming him to the opening dinner for G-20 leaders as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) escorts Japanese first lady Miyuki Hatayama at the Phipps Conservatory on September 24, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Heads of state from the world's leading economic powers arrived today for the two-day G-20 summit held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center aimed at promoting economic growth. UPI/Win McNamee/Pool
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago and to work at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. In 2011 Forbes Magazine named Michelle Obama the most powerful woman in the world in Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women

Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men's basketball coach at Oregon State University. As the wife of a Senator, and later the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness and healthy eating.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson III, a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel's catalog store. Her mother was a full-time homemaker until Michelle entered high school. The Robinson and Shields families can trace their roots to pre-Civil War African Americans in the American South. Specifically, her roots can be traced to the Gullah people from South Carolina's Lowcountry region. Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was an American slave in the state of South Carolina, where some of her paternal family still reside. Her maternal great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, also a slave, became pregnant by a white man. His name and the nature of their union have been lost. She gave birth to Michelle's biracial maternal great-great grandfather, Dolphus T. Shields.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "First Lady Michelle Obama."
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