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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Guest list highlights gun control, economy, health care

WASHINGTON — A police lieutenant wounded last summer during a deadly mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., was among two dozen guests the White House invited to sit with Michelle Obama during President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The White House historically extends invitations to special guests to join the first lady in the public gallery of the House chamber during the speech, believing they can help put a human face on an issue or proposal the president will discuss during his annual address.

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