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 In this May 19, 2010, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Susan Sher arrives for the State Dinner, at the White House in Washington. The first lady's office announced Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, that Ms. Sher will leave the White House and return to Chicago after the first of the year. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
Photo by: Haraz N. Ghanbari
In this May 19, 2010, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Susan Sher arrives for the State Dinner, at the White House in Washington. The first lady's office announced Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, that Ms. Sher will leave the White House and return to Chicago after the first of the year. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

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