Obama, entrepreneurs, students check out innovations such as 17-foot electric giraffe

  • by: STACY A. ANDERSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2014 - 1:20 PM

WASHINGTON — If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of the White House, a symbol of the quirky and clever creations Obama wanted to showcase on a day devoted to innovation.

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