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No trick: 2,000 kids knocking on White House door

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No trick: 2,000 kids knocking on White House door

By CHRISTINE SIMMONS, Associated Press Writer Christine Simmons, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 9 mins ago

WASHINGTON – More than 2,000 kids are getting the ultimate trick-or-treating treasure: Candy from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

The Obamas smiled, chatted and passed out cellophane goody bags on Saturday night to parents and their children who came dressed in as superheroes, pirates, fairies and skeletons. Mrs. Obama wore furry cat ears.

The candy bags were loaded with items such as White House M&Ms with the president's signature imprinted on it and a sweet dough butter cookie made by White House pastry chef Bill Yosses.

Eleven-year-old Tiera Thomas of Washington D.C. said she was excited to get candy.

But she says the best part was the chance to meet the president, who touched her hand and said "Happy Halloween."

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