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First lady quips that midlife crisis led to bangs 


    PALM CITY, Fla. — Michelle Obama jokingly says a midlife crisis is what inspired her new haircut with bangs.

    The first lady revealed the new hairstyle last month on her 49th birthday, which came a few days before the festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

    Mrs. Obama was asked about the new haircut during an interview with

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois woman killed same day sister sat behind Obama

     

     

    An 18-year-old Chicago woman was killed the same day her sister sat on the stage behind President Barack Obama, listening to him push for gun control legislation.

    Janay Mcfarlane was shot once in the head around 11:30 p.m. Friday in North Chicago, said Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd. Mcfarlane, a mother of a 3-month-old boy, was in the Chicago

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Rev. Jackson: Son under medical supervision

      The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his former congressman son is under strict medical supervision as he struggles with bipolar disorder "compounded by the stresses" of his legal troubles.

      The elder Jackson released a statement Monday thanking those who have prayed for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his family. He also calls the hurt "indescribable."

      Federal

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Prospect of prison looms for ex-congressman, wife

        In this March 9, 2012 photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson (7th), ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Jackson, who resigned last year after nearly 17 years in office, was charged with spending $750,000 in

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago