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Maya Shankar: From Juilliard To The White House

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Lorella Praeli speaking to reporters at the White House in Dec. 2014. Praeli, who arrived in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant, is now a top official in Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Can't Vote But Campaigning Hard For Presidential Candidates

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President Obama, photographed from the Rose Garden, delivers a prime-time televised address marking the the end of combat mission in Iraq from the Oval Office in 2010. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Members of the Secret Service follow President Obama as he arrives at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 2014. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and French President Francois Hollande place flowers at the Bataclan, site of one of the Paris terrorists attacks. Obama is in Paris for a climate-change conference. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The road to the White House is going to be a bumpy one in 2016 with candidates from both parties needing to grapple with solutions to the country's biggest problems. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama, flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Vice President Joe Biden, announced the Keystone XL pipeline decision Friday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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