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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
See the Obamas arrive in Martha's Vineyard for vacation

See the Obamas arrive in Martha's Vineyard for vacation

OAK BLUFFS, Mass., Aug. 9 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama, and his wife and daughter begin a two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
Danielle Haynes
Jennifer Lopez shares selfie with Michele Obama at LULAC convention

Jennifer Lopez shares selfie with Michele Obama at LULAC convention

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) --Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama posed for a close-up selfie together after running into each other at the 2014 LULAC Convention in New York.
Veronica Linares
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
Michelle Obama, appearing at naturalization ceremony, calls for immigration reform

Michelle Obama, appearing at naturalization ceremony, calls for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --Michelle Obama said the United States is "still very much a nation of immigrants," and called for reform as she welcomed 50 new citizens Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Michelle Obama announces initiative to end homelessness among veterans

Michelle Obama announces initiative to end homelessness among veterans

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --The 58,000 homeless veterans in the United States represent a "moral outrage," Michelle Obama said Wednesday as she announced a partnership to find housing.
Frances Burns
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
Michelle Obama taps Seahawks' Richard Sherman to promote healthy eating

Michelle Obama taps Seahawks' Richard Sherman to promote healthy eating

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Michelle Obama has a new teammate in the fight to improve America's eating habits, Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl winning cornerback Richard Sherman.
Matt Bradwell
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
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First Lady Michelle Obama greets guests after President Obama awarded Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for his actions in battle in Afghanistan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2011. Meyer was wounded as he made five trips to and from a battle zone to save 36 lives and bring back the bodies of four men. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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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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