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Obamas see new digs
Malia and Sasha Obama got a tour of their new White House home from Jenna and Barbara Bush on Tuesday and checked out potential schools. President Bush's twin daughters showed their rooms to Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, as they toured the residential areas of the White House with their mother, Michelle Obama, at the invitation of first lady Laura Bush. The Obamas spent about an hour at the mansion, said a spokeswoman for Laura Bush. Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, also was with the group. The visit was private, with no media coverage or photos. Earlier in the day, the family visited the top choices for schools, but Michelle Obama's spokeswoman would not name the schools. However, a small motorcade was parked outside the Sidwell Friends school Tuesday for about 40 minutes, and a similar motorcade was seen at the back entrance of Georgetown Day School on Monday.
Diddy gets "CSI" role
Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs is becoming a prosecutor — on television. CBS said Combs agreed to a two-episode appearance on "CSI: Miami." He will portray a prosecutor who doesn't get along with police Lt. Horatio Caine, played by David Caruso.
Spitzer call girl talks
Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the prostitute at the center of the sex scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, is going to dish on her life as a pricey escort. ABC said Dupre sat down with Diane Sawyer for the program "20/20" and revealed how an "upper-middle-class, girl next door got into the profession and the psychological journey she continues to experience." The show is scheduled to air Friday.
John Glover "Jack" Roberts Sr., the father of Chief Justice John Roberts, died Tuesday, the Supreme Court said. The court did not give Roberts' age or where he died. He was born in Johnstown, Pa., in 1928.
Today in History
1863: President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1959: Ford Motor announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned landing on the moon.
1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
1985: President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
1998: Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr laid out his evidence against President Clinton, and defended his investigation under withering questions from Democrats during a daylong appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
Actor Alan Young, 89. Talk-show host Larry King, 75. Talk show host Dick Cavett, 72. Broadcasting and sports mogul Ted Turner, 70.TV journalist Garrick Utley, 69. Actor Dan Haggerty, 67. Fashion designer Calvin Klein, 66. Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, 59. Actress Allison Janney, 48. Actress Meg Ryan, 47. Actress-director Jodie Foster, 46. Olympic gold-medal runner Gail Devers, 42. Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover, 35. R&B singer Lil' Mo, 31.
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