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May 11, 2013 9:21 PM

Mrs. Obama: Seek Out Those With Different Beliefs

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is urging Eastern Kentucky University graduates to apply the same resilience and hard work in school to their lives beyond campus and to seek out people with different beliefs.

Mrs. Obama paid tribute to more than 600 graduates Saturday night in a commencement ceremony at the school. She received thunderous applause from several thousand people attending the ceremony at the campus arena in Richmond, Ky.

Mrs. Obama tells the graduates that the work ethic and resilience that got them to graduation day will serve them well as they face life's ups and downs.

She also urges them to reach out to people who have opposing political views, saying that people "get stuck in their ways" if they only talk to people who think like they do.

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