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Secret Service Under Scrutiny After Knife-Wielding Man Breaches White House

Secret Service Under Scrutiny After Knife-Wielding Man Breaches White House

Originally posted 09/21/2014 11:55AM

The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.

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Michelle Obama & Daughters Attend Beyoncé & Jay Z Concert in Chicago | Malia Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama

Michelle Obama & Daughters Attend Beyoncé & Jay Z Concert in Chicago

Originally posted 07/25/2014 05:00PM

Michelle Obama and her daughters hit up their hometown on Thursday, swinging into Chicago for a day of both work and fun.

After speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, where guests paid $500-$20,000 for a spot, the first lady then headed to pan-Asian restaurant Sunda for dinner, where she was joined by daughters Malia and Sasha and a group of friends, a source tells PEOPLE.

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PHOTOS: Michelle Obama and Her Daughters Visit the Great Wall of China

Michelle Obama and Her Daughters Visit the Great Wall of China

Originally posted 03/23/2014 11:15AM

While President Barack Obama is busy walking the family dogs, his wife, Michelle Obama, and their daughters are doing some walking of their own – down the Great Wall of China.

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President Obama Ribs Ellen DeGeneres About Oscars Selfie

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President Obama Ribs Ellen DeGeneres About Oscars Selfie, Weighs In on House of Cards

Originally posted 03/20/2014 11:30AM

With Michelle Obama traveling to China with her daughters, President Barack Obama is fending for himself in the White House.

Fortunately, the commander-in-chief has a concerned friend eager to check up on him: Ellen DeGeneres, who quizzed the POTUS on his well-being at the First Lady's behest.

"Mr. President, Michelle said she's out of town, and she wanted to know, did you make your bed this morning?" DeGeneres asked via satellite on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Why the Obamas Won't Let Daughter Sasha, 12, Use Facebook

Barack and Michelle Obama: Why We Won't Let Our Daughter Sasha Go On Facebook

Originally posted 11/30/2013 07:00PM

It's a question a lot of parents of teens and preteens struggle with: how much access should their kids get to sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, told Barbara Walters in a sit-down interview on ABC's 20/20 on Friday that while their oldest daughter, Malia, 15, has limited access to Facebook, her little sister, Sasha, 12, isn't old enough for that.

"I still am not a big believer in Facebook for young people ... particularly for them, because they're in the public eye," the first lady said. "Some of it's stuff they don't need to see and be a part of ... So we try to protect them from too much of the public voice."

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First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes a Christmas Tree to the White House

The Obamas' Special Delivery: A Christmas Tree Arrives by Horse-Drawn Carriage

Originally posted 11/30/2013 09:45AM

The holiday season just got a little merrier at the White House.

First lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, received a special delivery on Friday morning: an 18.5 ft. Christmas tree.

With dogs Sunny and Bo on hand, the dressed-up family – sans the President – had smiles on their faces as a horse-drawn carriage pulled up to the North Portico of the executive mansion with its precious cargo.

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Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys – Which Was Crowned Big Bird?

President Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys – Which Was Crowned Big Bird?

Originally posted 11/28/2013 01:25PM

Caramel and Popcorn are delicious together, but neither snack-named turkey will be eaten this Thanksgiving, as both were formally pardoned by President Obama on Wednesday.

Popcorn was the winner of the public vote and the star of the official bird-pardoning ceremony, though the runner-up, Caramel, will be spared as well.

"And now, before these turkeys get away, with the power vested in me, I want to grant Popcorn a full reprieve ... from cranberry sauce and stuffing. We wish you well," Obama said. (Watch the clip below to see how it all went down.)

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Sasha Obama Helps ASOS Unicorn Sweater Sell Out in Hours

Sasha Obama Helps ASOS Unicorn Sweater Sell Out in Hours

Originally posted 11/23/2013 10:20AM

While attending the Maryland Terrapins vs. Oregon State Beavers basketball game with her family, the 12-year-old creates a fashion frenzy with her whimsical knitwear.

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See Which Star Slip 'N Slid and Who Did a Human Pyramid for the Fourth | Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez

Patriotic Partying! See How Stars Rang in the 4th in Style

Originally posted 07/05/2013 02:30PM

It was a red-hot Fourth of July around the country, but celebs on both coasts played it cool as they hung with friends, attempted a human pyramid, and hit the beach – or Slip-N-Slide! – in search of some Independence Day fun.

Kendall Jenner, 17, gave a tiny nod to her country in this itty bitty American flag-inspired bikini when she hit the beach with sister Kylie, 15, and Jaden Smith, 14, – a.k.a Kylie's rumored beau.

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See Michelle Obama Answer Your Questions in Africa | Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama: Sasha & Malia Are Briefed Like the President

Originally posted 07/03/2013 10:45AM

You asked. She answered.

After taking questions from PEOPLE readers, Michelle Obama revealed that before she and the First Family traveled to Africa, she prepared briefing books for daughters Sasha, 12, and Malia, 14, so they could get the most out of the international traveling experience.

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