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  • Celebs in Washington Spotlight

    On July 17, 2012, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, accompanied by her husband, Will Smith and daughter, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to draw attention to human trafficking and forced labor, in the United States and abroad. "This old monster is still with us," Pinkett Smith told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. "This is an ugly, and too often invisible, problem."
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  • Celebs in Washington Spotlight

    Mr. Jonathan Temin, Director, Sudan Program, United States Institute of Peace, John Prendergast, co-founder of the Satellite Sentinel Project, and actor George Clooney testify at the Senate Foreign Relations Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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  • Sarah Jessica Parker at the White House

    "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker rubbed elbows with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and first lady Michelle Obama Thursday in the East Room of the White House before <a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/02/obama-honors-arts-humanities-award-winners.html">President Obama presented the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal. </a> Parker was on hand to honor the 20 awardees who Obama said had had a profound effect on his own life as well as the nation. Among them were author Robert Caro, architect Maya Lin and Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorenson.
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  • Shakira

    World famous Columbian singer-songwriter <a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/02/pop-star-shakira-visits-the-white-house-offers-private-hello-to-obama.html">Shakira</a>, known for her multi-genre influenced music and her belly dancing, was at the White House Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Shakira met with members of the National Security Council and the Domestic Policy Council to discuss U.S. policy toward children and early childhood development. A White House official said, Shakira, who is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, met with the President privately to say hello after the meetings were finished.
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