WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years.
 MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Officials say a popular 126-foot high sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain closed indefinitely while scientists continue trying to determine what caused an Illinois boy to become buried under 11 feet of sand.
       CHICAGO – An American pediatrician killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital was dedicated to helping poor children, volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors and periodically returning to Chicago to work in a Christian clinic on the city’s southwest side.

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