Michelle Obama on 'Jimmy Fallon'

In today's link roundup: Watch the first lady's latest talk-show appearance. Plus: Activists with HIV unfairly prosecuted? 

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Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama (NBC)

Michelle Obama on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Over the past few weeks, she's promoted her "Let's Move" initiative by doing push-ups with Ellen DeGeneres and eating healthy snacks with Jay Leno. Now check out this skit in which the first lady "challenges" Fallon to a competition involving tug-of-war, a potato-sack race and more.

U.S. to halve its Embassy in Iraq: The $750 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is home to 16,000 staff and carries a $6 billion price tag annually -- and it's about to get slashed in half in the wake of U.S. troops' departure, reports the New York Times.

South Carolina sues Justice Department over voter-ID law: The U.S. Justice Department was wrong to block a highly controversial South Carolina that required voters to show government-issued photo identification to vote, the state's top prosecutor argued in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The legislation at issue has been compared to Jim Crow laws.

Activists with HIV unfairly prosecuted? Legal experts, medical providers and AIDS activists will hold a press conference today on the case of several HIV-positive people and activists who were arrested in April at a demonstration against Republican cuts to AIDS funding and a ban on syringe-exchange funding in D.C. The activists were arrested the same day as Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Brown -- who were protesting the same Republican budget "riders" that hurt District residents and sovereignty -- but face much harsher sentences.

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