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President Obama extends a hand to his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, at their joint news conference Thursday at the White House. Their remarks touched on issues of immigration, drug violence and fallout over the recent slaying of a U.S. customs agent in Mexico. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (center), accompanied Thursday by budget chief Jack Lew and White House Chief of Staff William Daley, arrives on Capitol Hill to discuss the federal budget with Hill leaders. “We had a good meeting, and the conversation will continue,” Mr. Biden said afterward. (Associated Press)

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Singer James Taylor, one of 10 National Medal of Arts recipients, signs his name in the area that once was the White House indoor swimming pool. "I'm just over the moon, sailing," Mr. Taylor said of the honor. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks during a bipartisan meeting of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House on Monday. The president told members of the National Governors Association about "innovation waivers" that would allow states to opt out of parts of the health care law. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks during a bi-partisan meeting of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama meets Friday with Democratic governors in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex. (Associated Press)

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President Obama meets with Democratic governors Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Singer John Legend performs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, during a discussion hosted by First lady Michelle Obama for students highlighting, Motown artists. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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First lady Michelle Obama arrives for the White House Music Series saluting Motown in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama speaks about the uprising in Libya with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton present in the Grand Foyer of the White House on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks at his election-night party on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Chicago. Mr. Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation's third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Mayor Richard M. Daley. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun speaks at the Parkway Ballroom in Chicago after former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel won Chicago's mayoral race on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks at his election-night victory party on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Chicago. Mr. Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation's third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel garnered enough votes Tuesday to avoid a Chicago mayoral runoff. (Associated Press)

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Hossam Mansour (center) joins protesters waving Libyan flags in front of the White House in Washington on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, to call for the ouster of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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White House pastry chef Bill Yosses exchanges his white apron for a bow tie Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, to tell scientists in Washington how chefs are changing perceptions of tastes during an American Association for the Advancement of Science presentation on the science of taste. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Washington, about America's Great Outdoors initiative. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Obama speaks on the America's Great Outdoors initiative Wednesday during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Obama presents the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to former President George H.W. Bush Tuesday at the White House. Mr. Obama said Mr. Bush's "humility and his decency reflects the very best of the American spirit." (Associated Press)

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President Obama stands with Elizabeth Little, whose husband Dr. Tom Little, an optometrist killed in Afghanistan, was posthumously awarded a 2010 Medal of Freedom at the White House on Tuesday. (Associated Press)