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President Barack Obama, right, with his daughter Malia Obama, wave as they arrive at the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama, right, with his daughter Malia Obama, wave as they arrive at the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama, right, with his daughter Malia Obama, wave as they arrive at the White House in Washington.

By Alex Harring, Assistant Managing Editor

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1. Malia Obama announces future plans

Yesterday the White House announced that President Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia, will attend Harvard University in 2017. Malia is graduating from Sidwell Friends School this spring, but will take a gap year before starting her undergraduate career. She is following in her parents’ footstepsboth of whom graduated from Harvard Law School. Read more here.

2. NASA invents new telescope

NASA’s new telescope, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), could be able to produce pictures of an Earth-like planet orbiting a star in the solar system. The center of WFIRST has a 2.4-meter mirror and is similar in size to the Hubble space telescope. The new telescope is being nicknamed the starshade. To read more, click here.

3. Lions rescued, freed from captivity

Thirty-three lions were rescued today from circus groups in Colombia and Peru. They were rescued by the United Kingdom and Los Angeles-based group Animal Defenders International. The lions are now being kept at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater, South Africa. Read more on CBS’s website.

4. Michigan city tops national poll

Saugatuck, Michigan, was named the 2016 “Best Small Town Weekend Escape in the USA” by USA Today. Saugatuck has a population of 25,000 and is home to Oval Beach. The last time Saugatuck won the award was in 2014. To learn more, check out MLive.

5. Reality TV star hospitalized

Audrey Roloff, Little People, Big World co-star, was hospitalized today because of a motorcycle accident. The motorcycle expedition was a 26th birthday gift from Roloff to her husband, Jeremy. Besides some bruising, both Jeremy and Audrey are expected to fully recover. Find out more here.

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