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First lady Michelle Obama, with dog Bo, looks to the media as she is surrounded by children in the State Dining Room of  the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, where they made holiday crafts and treats during a preview of the 2015 White House holiday decor. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

“We do this because of everything that you all do every day to make our country great,” she said. Mrs. Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, started a nationwide campaign in 2011 to generate more public support for active-duty and retired service members and their families.


Daisy Ridley attends the Star Wars "Force 4 Fashion" event at Skylight Modern on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

“I was really excited by the idea of a villain,” Mazelis said, standing alongside her sleek dark gown, with a plunging neckline, sheer back and revealing side slits, topped off with a beaded mask that covers the eyes. “The complexity of this character was intriguing. It’s powerful, but emotional too. Strong and yet vulnerable. I wanted to show that duality.”


This photo provided by Ten Speed Press shows the cover of the book, "Tile Makes the Room," by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. (Ten Speed Press via AP)

“It’s been untapped and underappreciated, but that’s changing very quickly,” says Catherine Bailey, who, with her husband, Robin Petravic, owns California-based Heath Ceramics. The couple won a 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for their work encouraging creativity at Heath while remaining true to the company’s over-60-year history.


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