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Obama recognizes Apple during State of the Union and other news from Jan. 28, 2014

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While Tim Cook was not a guest at this year's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama did single out Apple -- alongside Microsoft, Sprint and Verizon -- for helping to launch an initiative to get high-speed broadband services to nearly every student in the country.

"We've got a down payment to start connecting more than 15,000 schools and 20 million students over the next two years, without adding a dime to the deficit," Obama boasted.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post took a tongue-in-cheek look at the annual address, wondering what it would be like if it was approached the same way that Apple approaches its signature keynotes.

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