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Obama's Monday: Mercury astronaut, Mercury team

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[July 19, 2010]  WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is welcoming a Mercury astronaut and the Phoenix Mercury women's basketball champions to the White House on a day that will end with the sound of Broadway music in the East Room.

Back from a short weekend vacation, the president begins his week with remarks about the economy from the White House Rose Garden.

He'll pay tribute later to the Phoenix Mercury, who won the WNBA championship last year, and then discuss space exploration with former Sen. John Glenn, who orbited the Earth in the Mercury spaceship in 1962.

In the evening, Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the Broadway salute, featuring music from familiar theatrical productions.

[Associated Press]

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