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(CNN) - An invitation to a White House dance party Saturday night to celebrate Michelle Obama's 50th birthday is the hottest ticket in town.
Think less inaugural ball, and more "Saturday Night Fever." While the First Lady may be sending tweets about joining AARP, she's known for her dancing prowess. The party's host – the President - has told guests to wear comfortable shoes.
"She's got a really fun loving streak. She loves to dance. She loves music and why not, you know, you only turn 50 once so why not make the most of it," said The Chicago Tribune's Katherine Skiba, who has covered the First Lady since the Obamas entered the White House in 2009.
(CNN) – As a young woman growing up just miles from O'Hare Airport outside of Chicago, Lorraine Rodgers was fascinated with aviation.
It was the early 1940s, and Amelia Earhart had become the first woman to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean a decade earlier. Charles Lindbergh had done it a few years before that.
"I read every word I could about them and what they did," said Rodgers, now 93. "I wanted to fly."
Rodgers got a job so she could pay for flying lessons every Saturday. In the fall of 1942, she read in the paper about an experimental program to train female pilots for domestic duty and free up men to fight overseas.
(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Trey Radel was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor cocaine possession - a charge that authorities say came after he bought a small amount of cocaine in a sting in the nation's capital last month.
Radel, a 37-year-old first-term Republican from Florida, said at his sentencing in D.C. Superior Court that he plans to enter an inpatient drug treatment program in Naples, Florida. It wasn't immediately clear how long he would be in treatment.
Congressmen are facing heat from their constituents over potential military action in Syria.
Medical marijuana is now for sale in Washington, just blocks from the Capitol. Yet these dispensaries are operating under tricky circumstances.
Owners Capital City Care say they are operating under the nation's strictest medical marijuana rules.
With names like Master Kush, Blue Dream and Jack Herer - the for-profit dispensary sells what it calls high quality "medical cannabis."
"It only applies for people who have cancer, AIDS/HIV, spasticity disorders like MS, things like that, and glaucoma," said Capital City Care owner David Guard. "To really qualify you have to be a very, very sick individual."