Michelle Obama: More than 58,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. is ‘a stain on our nation’s soul’
July 31st, 2014
07:47 PM ET
2 months ago

Michelle Obama: More than 58,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. is ‘a stain on our nation’s soul’

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama called the number of homeless veterans “a stain on our nation’s soul,” urging local officials to continuing working to fight the problem.

At an event in Washington on Thursday, Mrs. Obama told a packed room, “as Americans, the idea that anyone who has worn our country’s uniform spends their night sleeping on the ground should horrify us. So it’s truly our duty to right this wrong and put an end to veteran homelessness once and for all.”

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Michelle Obama evokes personal story to inspire young African leaders to pay it forward
July 30th, 2014
05:32 PM ET
2 months ago

Michelle Obama evokes personal story to inspire young African leaders to pay it forward

Washington (CNN) -- Speaking before a packed ballroom of young African leaders and innovators, first lady Michelle Obama advocated Wednesday for female empowerment through education.

“I imagine that for some of you here today, getting your degree might have meant disobeying or disappointing your families,” she said, specifically addressing the girls in the room.

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