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27
Jul
15

The President’s Monday In Ethiopia

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) walks to review a marsh band during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

President Barack Obama during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) takes part in a welcome ceremony with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom.REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. President Barack Obama, centre, inspects the honor guard after arriving at the National Palace to meet with Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, Monday, July 27, 2015.  (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) reviews a marsh band during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his delegation, stand during welcome ceremony with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom.REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome shake hands during a meeting at the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ethiopia's President Mulatu Teshome (R) welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama for a meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Also pictured is U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome welcomes President Barack Obama for a meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa

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REFILE - UPDATING SLUG U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and his delegation, including National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L), sit down to a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (3rd R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama sits down to a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, participates in a bilateral meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace, on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

REFILE - UPDATING SLUG U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and his delegation sit down to a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a news conference after their meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Obama met the Ethiopian prime minister on Monday on the first visit by a serving U.S. president to a nation with one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa but which has often been criticised for its rights record.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a news conference after their meeting

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President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a news conference after their meeting at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions in the once famine-stricken country out of poverty. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) smiles at comments by U.S. President Barack Obama (L) during their news conference at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. The economy of Ethiopia is forecast to expand by more than 10 percent, although rights groups say Addis Ababa's achievements are at the expense of political freedom. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with African heads of state at his hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Pictured at the table are: Obama (clockwise from the top center), U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, African Union Chairperson Dlamini Zuma, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Ghandour, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama holds a meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with African heads of state at his hotel

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President Barack Obama speaks during a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and cointerterrorism issues with Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, the African Union and Uganda, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) holds a meeting on South Sudan and counterterrorism issues with African heads of state at his hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Pictured at the table (clockwise from the top center), are: Obama, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, African Union Chairperson Dlamini Zuma, Ethiopiaâ's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Ghandour, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Doug Mills: Obama touches “Lucy”. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago in Ethiopia. #ObamaInEthiopia @POTUS

Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged Lemseged (C), of the California Academy of Sciences, laughs at a quip by U.S. President Barack Obama (2ndR) as he and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) look at the bones of Lucy, an early human, before a State Dinner in Obama's honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Lucy is the most famous fossil of the species Australopithecus afarensis, and was found in Ethiopia in 1974. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged Lemseged of the California Academy of Sciences, laughs at a quip by President Barack Obama as he and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn look at the bones of Lucy, an early human. Lucy is the most famous fossil of the species Australopithecus afarensis, and was found in Ethiopia in 1974

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Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged Lemseged (2ndR), of the California Academy of Sciences,  directs U.S. President Barack Obama (R) to touch a fossilized vertebra of Lucy, an early human, before a State Dinner in Obama's honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Lucy is the most famous fossil of the species Australopithecus afarensis, and was found in Ethiopia in 1974. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (C) sit down to a State Dinner in Obama's honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. Also pictured is U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sit down to a State Dinner in President Obama’s honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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President Barack Obama offers a toast during a state dinner hosted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, right, are waited on during a state dinner, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama raises his glass in a toast during a State Dinner in his honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, left, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, right, toast President Barack Obama during a state dinner, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

25
Jul
15

The President’s Saturday In Kenya

President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound in Nairobi. President Obama’s visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation

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President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) take part in a roundtable with young businesspeople at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta take part in a roundtable with young businesspeople at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption

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President Barack Obama, left, takes part in a panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound. Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama pauses before delivering a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) depart the stage after speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to help by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama looks at a mobile payment platform and solar exhibit during the Power Africa Innovation Fair, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama looks at a mobile payment platform and solar exhibit during the Power Africa Innovation Fair

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President Barack Obama, left, looks at a solar powered lamp during a tour of the Power Africa Innovation Fair, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama, left, looks at a solar powered lamp during a tour of the Power Africa Innovation Fair

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President Barack Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, at Memorial Park in honor of the victims of the deadly 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.  Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony in Nairobi, at Memorial Park in honor of the victims of the deadly 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy

President Barack Obama reflects as he participates in a wreath laying ceremony, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, at Memorial Park in honor of the victims of the deadly 1998 bombing at the U.S. Embassy.  Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama inspects the honor guard after arriving to meet with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move" while visiting Kenya Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

President Barack Obama inspects the honor guard after arriving to meet with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House

REFILE - REMOVING EXTRA WORDS U.S. President Barack Obama (L) takes part in a reception ceremony next to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he visits the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shake hands with Kenya's Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathathe (R), next to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (2nd R), as he arrives to visit at the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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U.S. President Barack Obama inspects the honor guard after arriving to meet with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, July 25, 2015. U.S. President Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, on his arrival at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, July 25, 2015. U.S. President Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he arrives for a visit at the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, stands next to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, 2nd left, as the Kenya Air Force military band passes by, at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move" while visiting Kenya Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

U.S. President Barack Obama reviews a Kenya Defence Forces honour guard during a visit to the State House in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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President Barack Obama is escorted into a bilateral meeting by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama is escorted into a bilateral meeting by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House

President Barack Obama arrives for a bilateral meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta participate in a joint press conference

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U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions from the media, after meeting with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015.  Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a joke while answering a question from the media about the dinner he had with his Kenyan relatives, after meeting with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, July 25, 2015. Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move", as he visits Kenya  Saturday, the East African nation where he has deep family ties. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

17
Jun
15

Yes. Elections Do Matter

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25
May
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

President Barack Obama places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Army Military District of Washington Commanding General Jeffrey Buchanan participate in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 25, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia

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President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey honor fallen soldiers at Arlington

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Army Military District of Washington Commanding General Jeffrey Buchanan participate in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia May 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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First lady Michelle Obama smiles after being hooded for an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities from Oberlin College. Monday, May 25, 2015, in Oberlin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is introduced by Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov before receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities from Oberlin College, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Oberlin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is introduced by Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov before receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio

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Maura Zurick: First Lady Michelle Obama Urges Oberlin College Graduates To Make A Difference

First Lady Michelle Obama told nearly 700 Oberlin College graduates Monday to wake up and “play your part in our great American story.” Obama urged the class of 2015 to volunteer for campaigns or “better yet, run for office yourselves.” She encouraged the graduates to not shy away from the clamor and polarization of the real world and told them to face the revolutions of their time: climate change, economic inequality, human rights and criminal justice reform. “Today, I want to urge you to actively seek out the most contentious, polarized, gridlocked places you can find,” she said in her 25-minute remarks to graduates, family members and spectators in Tappan Square.

“Because so often, throughout our history, those have been the places where progress really happens –- the places where minds are changed, lives transformed, where our great American story unfolds.” Zoe Madonna, an East Asian studies graduate, called the first lady brilliant. “This is going to be a story that I can tell 50 years from now about the time the first lady spoke at my graduation, and I really enjoyed that it wasn’t a pat-yourself-on-the-back speech,” Madonna said. “Usually when dignitaries come, they keep their real selves, real opinions quiet, but you could hear what she really thought, what she really wants for us shining through in her speech.”

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First lady Michelle Obama poses with Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov after receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Oberlin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)




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