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Obamas Host Annual White House Easter Egg Roll
President Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, held the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House Monday. Thirty thousand kids gathered for a tradition that started in 1878 under President Rutherford Hayes. Michelle Obama added her special touch this year with yoga, an obstacle course and kale smoothies.
Car Bursts Into Flames, Nearly Feeding Family to Lions
A mother and her young children faced an agonizing choice on a recent visit to a safari park in England, when their car burst into flames in the middle of a lion habitat. Helen Clements and her two young kids, visiting the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England, April 18 had to make a split-second decision whether to take the chance that the flames didn’t reach them before help arrived, or trust themselves to the mercy of the lions outside. “You’re stuck and you can’t control and you can’t do anything about it,” Clements said. Clements said she tried to get out and her son tried to run off, but the park rangers stopped them. “They were shouting at us get back in the car, do not get out the car and it’s a situation — what do you do?” Clements said. Fortunately for her and her children, the rangers rushed in and got her out just in the nick of time.