Wooing Hispanic voters back home, President Barack Obama kept his
campaign pledge to become the first president since John F. Kennedy to
make an official visit to this recession-battered U.S. territory. "The
aspirations and the struggles on this island mirror those across
America," Obama declared Tuesday.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn formally asserted his innocence Monday to charges
he tried to rape a hotel maid, but the drama unfolded outside the
Manhattan courtroom as protesters jeered the former International
Monetary Fund leader and lawyers for the housekeeper said she was eager
to testify despite a "smear campaign" against her.
Michelle Obama dropped in on lunch and circle time at a Washington child
care center on Wednesday, and used the occasion to announce a new
national initiative to encourage child care centers to promote healthy
eating and exercise habits starting with the littlest Americans.
More than a century after Homer Plessy's railroad ride across Lake
Pontchartrain became the basis of the country's Jim Crow laws, the
descendants of Plessy and the judge who upheld the "separate but equal"
laws are working together to help stamp out racism.
Joe Dumars once had the Midas touch during his playing days as a
sidekick to Isaiah Thomas in the engine for the Detroit Pistons back in
the 80s and 90s. With Dumars and Thomas in the backcourt, the Pistons
won back-to-back titles during the ‘88-‘89 and ’89-‘90 seasons.
The White House brushed off congressional demands for a detailed report
outlining U.S. objectives in Libya, a move likely to stoke further anger
on Capitol Hill over President Barack Obama's decision not to seek
lawmakers' consent for the military operation.
Michelle Obama announced Friday that she's heading to Africa on an
official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana
to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become
active in their countries.