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White House fetes Kenya with state dinner featuring sunset views, celebrity star power

May. 23, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thursday's White House state dinner honoring Kenyan President William Ruto offered around 500 guests stunning D.C. views, a knockout menu, a dose of celebrity star power and even a little family drama. "I'm looking forward to having all the conversations,”...

VP Harris was gifted tickets to one of the summer's hottest shows by the artist herself: Beyoncé

May. 15, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris was gifted tickets to one of last summer's hottest concerts by the artist herself: Beyoncé. She also attended college football's HBCU Celebration Bowl, where her alma mater Howard University played Florida A&M, courtesy of ESPN, according to...

Jill Biden tells Arizona college graduates to tune out people who tell them what they 'can't' do

May. 11, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Jill Biden on Saturday told Arizona community college graduates to tune out the people who like to tell them what they can't do. The first lady shared with graduates of Mesa Community College how her high school guidance counselor told her she wasn't college material and shouldn't...

Jill Biden recognizes her fellow teachers at a swanky White House dinner for answering 'a calling'

May. 02, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Thursday paid tribute to her fellow teachers, hosting the 2024 national and state teachers of the year at a swanky White House dinner to honor their commitment to their students and excellence in the classroom. “Tonight we celebrate you because...

The White House has a new curator. Donna Hayashi Smith is the first Asian American to hold the post

May. 01, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has a new curator and Donna Hayashi Smith is the first Asian American to hold the post. The White House announced her appointment Wednesday, the start of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. ...

Jill Biden launches bike ride for wounded service members, stresses need to support vets

Apr. 24, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday sounded a red horn to start the Wounded Warrior Project's annual Soldier Ride from the White House lawn, using the launch of the multiday bike ride to stress the importance of supporting service members. “My husband often says that we...

12 students and teacher killed in Columbine school shooting remembered at 25th anniversary vigil

Apr. 20, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl who wrote to God in her diaries, a boy with learning disabilities who was just learning to like who he was and a teen who would spend every free minute fishing were among the 13 victims of the Columbine High School shooting remembered during a vigil Friday on the eve of the...

Jill Biden says an agreement to let federal employee military spouses work from overseas is overdue

Apr. 17, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden said Wednesday that allowing federal employees who are military spouses to work from overseas is a “national security imperative” that is long overdue. The first lady spoke at a White House ceremony she hosted with Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen...

It's Tax Day. And your refund may be big this year

Apr. 15, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On this Tax Day, refunds are looking a bit bigger for taxpayers. According to the latest IRS statistics, the average income tax refund so far this season is $3,011, up $123 from last year. Two out of three taxpayers expect to receive a refund. The...

Jill Biden calls Trump a 'bully' who is 'dangerous' to LGBTQ people

Apr. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden rallied LGBTQ voters for President Joe Biden 's reelection campaign on Friday, calling likely rival Donald Trump a “bully” who is “dangerous” to their community and urging its members to “fight like hell” to keep the Republican from defeating her husband...