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Women to look up to

At a White House reception, President Barack Obama thanked the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury players for being good role models for his daughters. “I want Malia and Sasha to know that there is absolutely no contradiction between women who are beautiful and healthy and contributing, and good athletes and competitive,” Obama said.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, one of the team’s biggest fans, was in the audience when the Mercury won their second WNBA title in three years last season.

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