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Chris Rock, Putting On A Blue New 'Hat'

The actor and stand-up comic makes his Broadway debut this month — in a play whose title NPR's Ari Shapiro can't say without benefit of a bleep.

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Jeremy Bernard has been tapped as the new White House social secretary. A former boss describes Bernard as someone who always "liked people, liked to network." That's a skill he'll need in a job that will require him to throw hundreds of White House events a year. Photo courtesy of Michael Schwartz /Politico hide caption

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In his first and only televised comments thus far on the Libya crisis, President Obama stopped short of calling for leader Moammar Gadhafi to leave. That's a stark contrast to Obama's response to the crisis in Egypt. Just one week after protests began in that country, Obama called for the Egyptian government to begin an immediate transition of power. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Motown Legends Visit White House

The latest White House musical event brought Motown legends to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday. The musicians spoke to children from around the country.

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