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Man gets reply to ‘quit smoking advice’ letter from Obama

Man gets reply to ‘quit smoking advice’ letter from ObamaChicago, Apr 22: An American man, who wrote a letter to US President Barack Obama about the dangers of smoking, was surprised to receive a reply from him.

Michael Powers, 54, whose dad had passed away 30 years back, wrote to Obama urging him to give up smoking, so that he could be there for his daughters.

When Powers, whose family has Waukegan roots, received the reply he could not believe it.

“When I first got it, I thought, ‘Hey, he wrote this’,” the Chicago Sun Times quoted him as saying.

Biden bearing brunt of Obama''s ''non-jokability''!

Biden bearing brunt of Obama''s ''non-jokability''!Chicago, Apr 19 : Since US President Barack Obama is hard to mock, jesters are turning their aim to Vice President Joe Biden.

If you're wondering why Obama is "non-jokeable", well it could be that jokers are reluctant to riff on a man they admire, or he's simply a "no-joke making" human being.

Obama “our quarterback” to win Olympic bid for Chicago: Daley

Tom DaleyChicago, Mar 29 : Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has declared President Barack Obama "our quarterback" who will help bring the Olympic Games to the city.

Daley fresh from a Denver trip to promote the Chicago's Olympic bid, said, "This is the United States of America, and the person who's our quarterback is President Barack Obama."

"He is the one who will go to Copenhagen" to present the city's final pitch to the International Olympic Committee in October, The Chicago Sun Times quoted him, as saying.

Michelle Obama: I’m not pregnant

Michelle Obama: I’m not pregnantChicago, Mar 25 : Michelle Obama has set the record straight: She''s not pregnant.

While in an interview this month with Oprah Winfrey in "O: The Oprah Magazine", the First Lady put baby rumours to rest.

Mrs. Obama apparently has been the speculation of pregnancy buzz ever since Barack got elected, reports The Chicago Sun-Times.

In an excerpt from the interview, Oprah asked her: Well, you look better than ever - despite the rumors that you''ve got a baby bump.

Michelle Obama: I was mocked for talking ‘like a white girl’

Michelle Obama: I was mocked for talking ‘like a white girl’Chicago, Mar 21: First Lady Michelle Obama was once taunted for talking "like a white girl."

During her visit to Anacostia High School, on the poor side of town, Michelle talked about her childhood and whether she and her daughters still live a "normal life".

Michelle revealed that she felt isolated from an institution in her own community while she was growing up, but managed to get over it, courtesy her smartness.

6yr-old Indian-American boy’s IQ is greater than that of Einstein

6yr-old Indian-American boy’s IQ is greater than that of Einstein

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