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Michelle Obama and ‘First Dog’ Bo Give Military Families an Easter Surprise

As a way to celebrate Easter and mark April as the “Month of the Military Child,” First Lady Michelle Obama visited hospitalized vets and their families at the Fisher House on Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD., today.

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11 Fun White House Easter Egg Roll Moments

The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that goes back to 1878. In the beginning, the event was mostly just the roll itself, with children pushing painted eggs through the White House Lawn with a long-handled spoon.

But these days, it is much more than that. Now it’s a 11 hour event that about 35,000 kids and their parents attend.

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What’s the Real Story Behind April Fool’s Day?

It’s that time of year again, when you have to watch out for tricksters. April Fool’s Day is the perfect excuse for any prankster in your immediate area to practice his or her craft.

So, what’s the real story behind the origins of this, um, ‘holiday?’ Well, it’s no joke — there are many possible explanations.

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Easter Egg Hunt Canceled Due to Aggressive Parents

An annual Easter egg hunt in Colorado Springs has been canceled this year because of misbehavior — by parents, not kids.

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How Much Will Americans Spend on Easter Shopping?

Now that Americans have had some time to pay off those Christmas bills, it looks like they’re ready to open their wallets for another holiday — Easter. But how much will each of us drop on things like candy, gifts and Easter dresses?

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What Exactly Is the History Behind Mardi Gras?

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Atlantic Coast in 2005, New Orleans, and the region as a whole, gained more prominence in the national and international news, and rightly so.

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10 Delicious King Cakes for Mardi Gras

The king cake is a traditional Mardi Gras food. It is usually a ring-shaped pastry, sometimes filled with cheese or jelly and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras. It began as an Epiphany treat, celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the stable where Jesus was born. Oh, and it’s delicious.

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What Are America’s Most Romantic Cities?

When you think of romantic American cities, maybe you think of the lights of New York City, the scenic fog of San Francisco, or the jazz clubs of Chicago.

But how about Knoxville, TN? A new poll from Amazon says it’s the most romantic city in the United States.

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