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WASHINGTON (AP) Being a kid is tougher than ever and first lady Michelle Obama says that's what makes having a mentor so important. A child doesn't need you to be Superman, just someone who will be there, Obama said today at the National Mentoring Summit, encouraging more people to become mentors.

WASHINGTON (AP) Richard L. Lyons, who as a reporter for the Washington Post covered the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings of President Nixon has died at age 88. His son-in-law, John Fogarty, says Lyons died Sunday from complications of gallbladder surgery.

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