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Michelle Obama: Shoes you can't use

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First lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Capital Area Food Bank on Wednesday in D.C. Great cause, but her shoes? Not so great. Looks like she borrowed them from 10-year-old Malia or someone else in the Sketchers crowd.

Jill Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's wife, was also in attendance. Her more-mature Tory Burch flats are peeking into the left side of the photo....

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100 days: Obama's bold start defined by promise, pitfalls

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President Barack Obama has wrapped up his first 100 days in office by launching an ambitious and broad agenda. (AP)

By Emily Ngo

He campaigned for office on a platform of swift and sweeping change. Now, 100 days into his historic presidency, Barack Obama is pressing to fulfill that promise.

Supporters hail the nation’s first black president for acting decisively on...

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First lady to make national service fashionable

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By Emily Ngo

Slipping seamlessly — and sleevelessly — into the spotlight, first lady Michelle Obama has enjoyed high approval ratings for her gracious manner and fashionable presence.

“One has a little bit of concern that she’s being seen as a decoration, because there’s so much attention paid to what she’s wearing,” said Liza Mundy, author of “Michelle:...

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Bloomberg, Thompson, mayoral hopefuls seek thrifty image in costly election

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Incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears in new campaign ads without his usual suit.

By Emily Ngo

In a time of economic uncertainty, mayoral candidates this year face a new hurdle: earning votes without burning cash.

“It might make sense to appear a little less slick,” said political consultant Jerry Skurnik, of Prime New York. “There might be backlash...

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