White House Condemns Violence in Egypt, Warns 'World Is Watching'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_791046200d.jpgEd Giles/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The White House on Wednesday strongly condemned the violence in Egypt, calling it a “step in the wrong direction,” and urged the military-backed interim government to “respect the basic universal human rights of their people. The violence that we saw overnight is a step in the wrong direction."

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Harry Reid’s Intern Seeks Donations to Work for Free

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_eac17f700e.jpgBill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Nevada college student Jessica Padron won the honor to be an intern for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Then she had to figure out how to afford the honor since the D.C. internship is not paid. Padron, 20, has resorted to crowdsourcing on Indiegogo.com to raise the $6,500 she estimates she will need for airfare, rent and food during her four-month Washington tenure.

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Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Faces Sentencing on Wednesday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_adcbf0ef78.jpgPhoto by Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sentenced Wednesday for misusing millions of dollars in campaign funds. Jackson faces a four-year prison sentence. Jackson, the former Rep. from Illinois, pleaded guilty to using campaign funds to pay for living expenses, clothes and luxury items, according to USA Today.

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Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Living with Rap Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_cfee7b7751.jpgJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Michelle Obama is an accomplished lawyer, mother of two and, of course, the first lady. And now, she’s adding hip-hop artist to her impressive resume. The first lady is lending her star power to a new rap album to inspire people to live healthier, more active lives.

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Civil Rights Groups Vow to Overturn NC Voting Reform Law

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d144065e58.jpgPhoto by Davis Turner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- North Carolina's sweeping and restrictive new voting law is facing multiple legal challenges from civil rights groups that argue it discriminates against black and young voters. Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill Monday, which goes into effect in 2016.

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