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Nigerian president promises Malala missing girls will be home ‘soon’

By Felix Onuah, Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would “soon” return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meeting him. Malala, who became a global celebrity after surviving being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ …
Michelle Oboma "visited" with students in Brewer on Monday morning using Skype.

Brewer students, teacher chat online with Michelle Obama

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 04, 2013, at 6:39 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Third-grade students in Cherrie MacInnes’ class at Brewer Community School used the Internet on Monday to “hang out” with first lady Michelle Obama. The veteran teacher learned Thursday night that her class had won the Google Hangouts “Let’s Move!” contest and would get to video chat with …
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 13, 2012.

President Obama headed to Maine for late-March fundraiser

By Eric Russell on Feb. 06, 2012, at 11:19 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — President Barack Obama has scheduled a trip to Maine in late March, the Maine Democratic Party confirmed Monday. Obama will participate in two fundraisers in the Portland area on March 30, one of which likely will be open to the media, Maine Democratic Party spokeswoman Lizzy Reinholt …
First lady Michelle Obama dances with students at Alice Deal Middle School in northwest Washington on Tuesday during a surprise visit for the school's Let's Move! event.

Group from Portland schools to visit White House for healthful living gala

By Seth Koenig on Oct. 07, 2011, at 1:35 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Representatives from eight of Portland’s public elementary schools have been invited to a White House reception this month hosted by first lady Michelle Obama, who will recognize the schools for meeting new healthy eating and exercising goals. While brushes with the first family are typically rare for …
Michelle Obama gestures before introducing her husband President Barack Obama at a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall in New York on Sept. 20, 2011.Michelle Obama is visiting Maine Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, for two fundraiser events in support of her husband’s re-election campaign, first a private party at a home in Cape Elizabeth, then a second appearance at the Ocean Gateway on the Portland waterfront for lower level donors.

Michelle Obama receives New Balance sneakers, touts education, health care at Maine fundraisers

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 30, 2011, at 6:34 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — First lady Michelle Obama trumpeted the importance of widespread and equal access to education and health care during her speech at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland on Friday and acknowledged that the country has more work to do creating jobs and turning the economy around. The …
Michelle Obama gestures before introducing her husband President Barack Obama at a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall in New York on Sept. 20, 2011.Michelle Obama is visiting Maine Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, for two fundraiser events in support of her husband’s re-election campaign, first a private party at a home in Cape Elizabeth, then a second appearance at the Ocean Gateway on the Portland waterfront for lower level donors.

Reactions mix leading into first lady’s visit

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 30, 2011, at 12:24 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A musician slated to play as supporters file into the Ocean Gateway terminal this afternoon to see first lady Michelle Obama said the venue is buzzing about the high-profile visit. In contrast, the head of the Portland Republican City Committee said the appearance isn’t even a “blip …
First lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama to visit Maine tonight

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2011, at 9:47 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — First lady Michelle Obama is paying a visit to Maine as part of her ongoing efforts to raise money for her husband’s re-election bid and for the Democratic Party. Since mid-May, the first lady has headlined more than a dozen fundraisers from Vermont to California. She’s cramming …
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk away after visiting the crash site of Flight 93 during their visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial Sunday, Sept., 11, 2011, in Shanksville, Pa., on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. Michelle Obama is due in Maine this week to raise funds for Democratic candidates.

Michelle Obama coming to Maine this week

The Associated Press on Sept. 26, 2011, at 5:36 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — First lady Michelle Obama is due in Maine this week to raise funds for Democratic candidates. The Democratic State Committee says the wife of President Barack Obama will visit Maine on Friday. A reception at Ocean Gateway in Portland will raise funds for the Democratic National Committee …
First lady Michelle Obama walks with the family dog, Bo, on the Ship Harbor hiking trail last year in Acadia National Park.

Michelle Obama coming to Maine

The Associated Press on Aug. 03, 2011, at 5:40 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Maine. The Democratic National Committee says the wife of President Barack Obama will visit Maine in September for fundraising events. The events will benefit the Democratic National Committee and Obama’s presidential campaign. The Portland Press Herald says Michelle Obama is …
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is seen in silhouette as she speaks at Regina Mundi Church and addresses the Young African Women Leaders Forum in a Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

Michelle Obama to youth: History to be made in Africa

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on June 22, 2011, at 7:48 p.m.
JOHANNESBURG — Michelle Obama on Wednesday told young African leaders, including members of South Africa’s post-apartheid generation, that there are more causes worth fighting for and more history to be made. She urged them to be the ones who end hunger, wipe out HIV-AIDS and protect women’s rights. In an …
First lady Michelle Obama walks with children as she visits the Emthonjeni Community Center in Zandspruit Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Also seen at rear are daughters Sasha and Malia Obama, mother Marian Robinson, niece Leslie Robinson and nephew Avery Robinson.

Michelle Obama, family, meets with Nelson Mandela

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on June 21, 2011, at 8:25 p.m.
JOHANNESBURG — Michelle Obama heard stories of South Africa’s racist past Tuesday from Nelson Mandela, the country’s first black president who was imprisoned for 27 years in his struggle against brutal apartheid rule. Now 92 and largely retired from public life, Mandela sent word he wanted to meet with the …

Fight to defend the potato in school lunch menu continues

By Jen Lynds on June 04, 2011, at 4:50 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — For more than a year now, the state’s Congressional delegation has been fighting for the potato. Last year, government officials said participants in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Women’s Infants and Children Program, which serves low-income pregnant women and their children, couldn’t use federal money to …

Obama tells autoworkers: US economy still facing challenges

By Jim Kuhnenn, The Associated Press on June 03, 2011, at 6:07 p.m.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Faced with a dismal new jobs report, President Barack Obama said Friday that the economy “is taking a while to mend” and faces “bumps on the road to recovery.” But at an event to celebrate the resurgence of the auto industry he made no mention of the …

People in the news April 14, 2011

From wire reports on April 13, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.
People magazine is naming Jennifer Lopez the World’s Most Beautiful Woman. The singer, actress and “American Idol” judge tops the magazine’s annual list of “the World’s Most Beautiful” in a special double issue. Lopez is joined on this honor roll by such lovelies as Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Beyonce …

Wal-Mart joins first lady’s healthful food campaign

By Ylan Q. Mui, Nia-Malika Henderson and Perry Bacon Jr., The Washington Post on Jan. 21, 2011, at 5:41 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Just a few years ago, President Barack Obama refused to shop at Wal-Mart. But his wife now has other ideas. First lady Michelle Obama joined executives from the big-box behemoth on Thursday to announce a new program to promote more healthful foods. The move was part of her …
Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday offered an example of how school diets would change, with before and after daily menus.

Ag. secretary would remake school menus to fight obesity

By Tim Carman, The Washington Post on Jan. 14, 2011, at 4:35 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday proposed overhauling the nutrition guidelines for public school meals for the first time since 1995, when Americans were mostly alarmed by the fat content of food. The proposed rules are far more wide-ranging and would gradually reduce sodium, limit starchy vegetables, ban …
First Lady Michelle Obama plays soccer as she joins the US Soccer Foundation, Major League Soccer, Women's Professional Soccer, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and others at a soccer clinic in Washington, DC, to highlight the Let's Move! campaign and the importance of children getting 60 minutes of active play each day.  (AFP  PHOTO/Jim WATSON)

To fight childhood obesity, Michelle Obama promotes ‘Let’s Move’

The Associated Press on Nov. 18, 2010, at 5:31 a.m.
First lady Michelle Obama is bringing her children’s fitness and healthy eating campaign nationwide with the health program “Let’s Move.” Mrs. Obama will visit Newark, N.J., Thursday afternoon to talk with students about how eating better and exercising more can improve their lives. The program has so far reached hundreds …
 
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