The Marin Report for Thursday, February 28, 2013

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The Marin Report is a quick video recap of the day's top stories from renowned reporter Carol Marin. Watch it each weekday at noon.

Here are the stories we're following today:

• First lady Michelle Obama is home for a short stay as she address a big issue: childhood obesity. A quarter of all Chicago Public School students are said to be obese.

• Chicago's Cardinal Francis George had a brief one-on-one conversation with Pope Benedict XVI on his final day as leader of the Roman Catholic church. On a more public note, Benedict's last tweet went out at 10 a.m. Chicago time.

• A new statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled Wednesday in Washington. But Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell reminds us it was a bittersweet day: Legislation to make this happen was introduced in 2005 by then-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

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Carol Marin

Carol Marin is the political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. In addition to her work at the paper, she is the political editor for NBC5 News and an interviewer/contributor to WTTW's Chicago Tonight program.

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