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Michelle Obama, Sasha, visit Maryland State House, US Naval Academy

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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday took daughter Sasha, 9, sister-in-law Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama's maternal half sister and others on a sightseeing tour of Annapolis, including the Maryland State House and the U.S. Naval Academy.

"She took tours of both places as part of a historical and educational visit of Annapolis. At the statehouse she met with the governor and the speaker of the house. At the naval academy she met the superintendent and the commandant," said Semonti Stephens, a spokesman for Mrs. Obama.

From the Baltimore Sun:

"First Lady Michelle Obama, 9-year-old daughter Sasha, a young niece and other relatives toured Maryland's historic State House on Tuesday.

"Gov. Martin O'Malley greeted the family, said O'Malley spokesman Shaun Adamec, and gave Sasha, the niece and a 2-year-old girl in the group Salisbury Pewter pill boxes engraved with the state seal. Obama's sister-in-law was also in attendance.

"Maryland State Archivist Edward C. Papenfuse led a 45-minute private tour of the capitol and grounds. Secret Service restricted access to the capitol building during the event, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and kept media and passers-by at a distance."

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It amazes me at times what people concern themselves with. I am not mad at Michelle Obama and glad she could take a minute because if it was me I probably would not have been as tactful about it as she was. May the Lord God richly bless her and her family as she takes on all the grief as well as the joys serving as first LADY.

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