Daily Archive: April 10, 2013

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National

Michelle Obama makes emotional entrance into gun debate

VISITS SCHOOL–Principal Leonetta Sanders introduces First lady Michelle Obama to the students during her visit to Harper High School at Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood April 10. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Nancy Stone, Pool) by Kevin Liptak (CNN) — Returning to her hometown of Chicago Wednesday, Michelle Obama wove a deeply personal story of her upbringing in the city that also delved into the latest subject dividing Washington lawmakers – the battle over gun control.

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National

Ex-Ill. lawmaker elected to succeed Jackson Jr.

NEW CONGRESWOMAN–Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win in Matteson, Ill., for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District seat, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) by Sophia Tareen CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily captured Tuesday’s special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

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National

Rand Paul: GOP must reconnect with African Americans

SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) by Ashley Killough (CNN) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who’s considering a 2016 presidential bid, made a pitch for his party Wednesday at the historically Black Howard University, arguing why the GOP and African Americans should fall in the same column.

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Entertainment

Brad Paisley-LL Cool J draw ire with song on bias

IN HOT WATER–Rapper/actor LL Cool J arrives at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP) by Chris Talbott NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on “Accidental Racist.”

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Sports

Is Tiger of old back for the Masters?

FAVORITE–Tiger Woods tees off on the first hole during a practice round for the Masters April 9, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) by Tim Dahlberg AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — He’s got a swing he can finally trust, a putter that shows flashes of the old magic, and a string of wins to prove that it’s all finally coming together.