First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on May 9. John Stillwell / pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Stuffed animals and flowers at a makeshift memorial near the entrance to the grounds of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The scene Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Mladen Antonov /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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