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In Emotional Farewell Speech, Michelle Obama Praises Diversity

By: for Religion News Services on Jan. 9, 2017
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WASHINGTON: First Lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned case for embracing diversity and welcoming all religious groups in a not-so-veiled message to her husband’s successor two weeks ahead of Inauguration Day.

In what was billed as her last formal speech before President Barack Obama leaves office, the first lady said Friday (Jan. 6) at an event honoring high school counselors that the United States belonged to people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

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