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Posted: April 3, 2013 at 2:42 a.m.

Michelle Obama said she and President Barack Obama were “visibly, physically moved” by 42, a film that chronicles Jackie Robinson’s rise through Major League Baseball as he broke the sport’s color barrier in the 1940s, adding that she and the president were left wondering “how on Earth did [the Robinsons] live through that?” Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois has joined Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio as the second sitting Republican senator to support same-sex marriage, saying in a post on his blog that “same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage.” Steven Brooks, a Nevada assemblyman who was voted out of office by his colleagues in the Legislature, has pleaded innocent in California to resisting an officer, felony evading and assault on a police animal.

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