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SPOKANE, Wash. - The White House apologized Thursday for turning the family of a Medal of Honor recipient away from an exclusive tour last week because the late veteran's 10-year-old grandson was wearing shorts.

WASHINGTON - Tour operators Bill Main and Tonia Edwards understand the city's need to regulate certain aspects of their Segway sightseeing tours to make sure, for example, that clumsy tourists don't become two-wheeled gyroscopic menaces on city sidewalks.

WASHINGTON - The original Kermit the Frog, his body created with an old dull-green coat and his eyes made of pingpong balls, has returned home to the nation's capital, where the puppet got his start.
A boat ride and ice cream cap Obama's trip to Gulf
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - President Barack Obama and his family cruised the waters off their Florida Panhandle hotel on Sunday, offering a portrait of a family on vacation to boost a region struggling with the economic damage wrought by the nation's worst oil spill.
Obamas take a boat ride during Gulf Coast vacation
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Catching a glimpse of porpoises, President Barack Obama and his family went boating Sunday as part of a weekend trip to the Gulf of Mexico that was designed to showcase the region's attractions as well as the president's concern for those affected by the BP oil spill.
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