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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014
By United Press International
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon resigns after being charged with bribery

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon resigns after being charged with bribery

March 27 (UPI) -- Charlotte Mayor Patrick Canon's arrest appears to end his political career.
Frances Burns
Michelle Obama visits pandas while touring China

Michelle Obama visits pandas while touring China

March 26 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters fed and played with pandas while learning about their future at the Chengdu Panda Base in China.
Aileen Graef
Michelle Obama visits with Chinese students in Chengdu

Michelle Obama visits with Chinese students in Chengdu

March 25 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama continued her tour of China Tuesday with a visit to a school in Chengdu, where she spoke about the importance of education.
JC Finley
Michelle Obama and daughters tour Xi'an, China

Michelle Obama and daughters tour Xi'an, China

March 24 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama continued her tour of China Monday with excursions in Xi'an, the site of the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum and the Xi'an City Wall.
JC Finley
Michelle Obama and her daughters visit the Great Wall of China

Michelle Obama and her daughters visit the Great Wall of China

March 23 (UPI) -- The first lady is in China on a week-long trip promoting education.
Kate Stanton
Michelle Obama in Beijing for official visit with first daughters

Michelle Obama in Beijing for official visit with first daughters

BEIJING, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, on an official visit to China, said Friday she plans to encourage student exchanges between the two countries.
Michelle Obama and daughters arrive in China for education-focused trip

Michelle Obama and daughters arrive in China for education-focused trip

March 20 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by daughters Malia and Sasha, arrived in Beijing on Thursday for a week-long visit to China to promote education.
JC Finley
Chinese schools investigated for giving prescription drugs to kindergarteners without parental permission

Chinese schools investigated for giving prescription drugs to kindergarteners without parental permission

BEIJING, March 19 (UPI) -- Chinese authorities are investigating the illegal administration of prescription drugs to kindergarten students at schools in three Chinese provinces.
JC Finley
First lady Michelle Obama and daughters travel to China to promote education

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters travel to China to promote education

March 19 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama departs Wednesday for a week-long trip to China, where she will promote education.
JC Finley
William Yosses, White House pastry chef, leaving to become health advocate

William Yosses, White House pastry chef, leaving to become health advocate

March 18 (UPI) -- William Yosses, the pastry chef at the White House since 2007, has announced his decision to depart in June to become a healthy eating advocate.
Gabrielle Levy
President Obama's schedule for Sunday, March 9

President Obama's schedule for Sunday, March 9

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama heads back to Washington Sunday from Florida, the White House said.
President Obama challenges students to file financial aid form

President Obama challenges students to file financial aid form

MIAMI, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama challenged U.S. high school students to fill out a financial aid form Friday, saying education is the best investment in the country's future.
President Obama misspells "respect" during Aretha Franklin tribute

President Obama misspells "respect" during Aretha Franklin tribute

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama spelled "respect" as "R-S-P-E-C-T" during his tribute to Aretha Franklin on Thursday.
Annie Martin
President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 7

President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 7

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday travels to Miami to discuss the relationship between a quality education and economic success, the White House said.
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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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