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Republicans see chance to seize Illinois governor's seat

By Mary Wisniewski and Edith Honan (Reuters) - Illinois, the longtime home of President Barack Obama, has chosen Democrats for president in every election since 1992 and for governor since 2002. But this year Republicans, finding a weak incumbent in Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, see an opening.

China welcomes upcoming visit by U.S. first lady

BEIJING, March 4 (Yonhap) -- China on Tuesday welcomed an upcoming visit by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama this month that is likely to include a meeting with the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping. "China welcomes Michelle Obama's visit to China. We will release relevant information in due course," China's foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters during a regular press briefing. President Barack Obama will not be accompanying Mrs. Obama on her week-long trip to China on March 19-26.

U.S. First Lady to visit China, meet with Xi's wife

Michelle Obama, the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, will visit China late March to meet her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, and visit educational institutions in the country, the White House said Monday. Michelle Obama, to be accompanied by the couple's two daughters Malia and Sasha, will visit Beijing from March 20 to 23 and visit a university and high school in the Chinese capital.

Michelle Obama to visit China

Washington, Mar 3 (EFE).- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will travel to China from March 19-26, and on her trip will highlight the importance of education. Her first stop will be Beijing, where she will meet with Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said Monday in a communique. She will then head for Xi'an on March 24 and finally wrap up her trip on March 25-26 in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. On her visit, Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her mother, Marian Robinson, and her daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.

Michelle Obama to visit China

Washington, Mar 3 (EFE).- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will travel to China from March 19-26, and on her trip will highlight the importance of education. Her first stop will be Beijing, where she will meet with Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said Monday in a communique. She will then head for Xi'an on March 24 and finally wrap up her trip on March 25-26 in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. On her visit, Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her mother, Marian Robinson, and her daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.

U.S. First Lady to visit China, meet with Xi's wife

Michelle Obama, the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, will visit China late March to meet her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan and visit educational institutions in the country, the White House said Monday. Michelle Obama, to be accompanied by the couple's two daughters Malia and Sasha, will visit Beijing from March 20 to 23 and visit a university and high school in the Chinese capital. After visiting Xian on March 24, Obama will move to Chengdu on March 25 and 26 and visit a high school in the capital of Sichuan Province.

US First Lady to visit China late March: White House

US First Lady Michelle Obama will visit China between March 19 and 26 with her daughters Malia and Sasha and her mother Marian Robinson for a tour exploring educational opportunity. The White House said Monday that Obama, wife of US President Barack Obama, plans to meet with China's first lady Peng Liyuan, wife of President President Xi Jinping during the trip. tq-dc/vlk

US First Lady to visit China late March: White House

US First Lady Michelle Obama will make a first visit to China between March 19 and 26 and finally meet her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan. Obama had been expected to meet Peng in June last year when her husband President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping held a mini-summit in California, but she was held up in Washington. On her upcoming trip, she will be accompanied by her daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, and her mother Marian Robinson.

Michelle Obama films cameo for "Parks and Recreation" series

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (EFE).- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will guest star in the episode wrapping up the sixth season of the NBC series "Parks and Recreation," set to air April 24, The Hollywood Reporter said. The cameo will take place in the episode entitled "Moving Up," shot in late February in Miami, during which the wife of President Barack Obama will express her satisfaction at the investment being made in school programs that combat obesity. In 2010, Michelle Obama launched a program called "Let's Move" designed to encourage American kids to lead healthier lives.

Michelle Obama films cameo for "Parks and Recreation" series

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (EFE).- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will guest star in the episode wrapping up the sixth season of the NBC series "Parks and Recreation," set to air April 24, The Hollywood Reporter said. The cameo will take place in the episode entitled "Moving Up," shot in late February in Miami, during which the wife of President Barack Obama will express her satisfaction at the investment being made in school programs that combat obesity. In 2010, Michelle Obama launched a program called "Let's Move" designed to encourage American kids to lead healthier lives.
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