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Michelle Obama press pool in Chicago excluded Chicago outlets

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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama came home to Chicago to unveil Thursday her newest "Let's Move" initiative; however, her White House press operation declined to allow any Chicago news outlet into her press pool while she was in the city.

Mrs. Obama wrapped up a three-city, two day trip marking the third anniversary of her signature "Let's Move" project, arriving back in Washington on Thursday night.

Her press team had five outlets in her pool for this swing: the Associated Press, Reuters and the New York Times, news organizations that routinely do White House travel. Mrs. Obama's press team also had two other outlets in her pool, TheGrio.com and Everdayhealth.com.

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