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How John Lennon affects U.S. immigration fight

In this April 18, 1972, file photo, John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, leave a U.S. Immigration hearing in New York City. AP

The argument over President Barack Obama’s legal authority to defer deportations began 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Robin Williams an airman, genie, nanny, but one of a kind—Obama

Flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams' Walk of Fame star in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles Monday. AP

President Barack Obama described Robin Williams as “one of a kind” as tributes pour in for the Oscar-winning actor and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades.

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Historical or hysterical visit


US President Barack Obama’s two-day visit is either a historical or a hysterical event, depending on which side of the fence you are on. I would rather leave the politics to opinion columnists. But to mark the leader of the free world’s trip here, I cornered some celebs and asked what they would ask Obama.

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Joking around with Channing, Jamie in the ‘Oval Office’

CHANNING Tatum exudes a Southern gentleman’s sensibilities.

“Our President has arrived,” a publicist announced. The US President walked into the Oval Office and in that familiar Barack Obama voice, greeted the reporters, “How does everybody feel?” Then he invoked the popular Obama slogan, “Yes, we can!”

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Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig

President Barack Obama, center seated, looks over toward his daughter Sasha, as singers Sam Moore, left, and Joshua Ledet, right, perform on stage during the "In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, a program for a celebration of Memphis Soul Music. AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

US President Barack Obama paid homage on Tuesday to Memphis soul and the role the music style played in advancing civil rights at a star-studded White House concert celebrating the genre.

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