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WATCH: Melania Trump seems to nudge president during national anthem at Easter Egg Roll

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump presented the first White House Easter Egg Roll of the new administration. Though the event kicked off without a hitch, there was a very brief moment that caught some journalists’ eyes.

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As the national anthem played, the first lady lightly tapped the president to indicate that it was time to place his hand over his heart:

Some openly mocked the president after:

Photos: White House Easter egg roll

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host their first White House Easter egg roll.

Inside Mar-a-Lago as Trump spends Easter in Palm Beach

Though President Donald Trump for the most part has stayed out of public view since arriving Thursday evening in Palm Beach, photos and videos shared on social media from his Mar-a-Lago Club provide a look at how the president is spending his weekend.

Trump, who is expected to leave Palm Beach on Sunday afternoon, went to his Trump International Golf Club in suburban West Palm Beach on Friday and Saturday, spending several hours there each time. The White House has not confirmed if the president was golfing. 

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The president is joined this weekend by first lady Melania Trump, who visited a local home for victims of domestic abuse on Friday

Also spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago: all of President Trump’s children except Ivanka Trump and her family, who are in Canada for Passover. Trump’s children, Mar-a-Lago Club members and guests posted images as they celebrated the holiday.

Donald Trump Jr. shared this photo on Instagram of his daughter, Kai, with her grandfather Thursday evening.

More photos posted at Mar-a-Lago this weekend:

>> Visit MyPalmBeachPost.com for more coverage of Trump's weekend in Palm Beach.

'SNL' brings laughs with Jimmy Fallon's Kushner, Melissa McCarthy's Spicer as Easter Bunny

Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy and even the Easter Bunny got in on the action this week as "Saturday Night Live" took its latest jabs at President Donald Trump's administration.

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In the comedy show's first live coast-to-coast broadcast, host and "SNL" alum Fallon joined Alec Baldwin's Trump in the cold open, an "Apprentice"/"America's Next Top Model"-style showdown between White House advisers Jared Kushner (Fallon) and Steve Bannon, played by cast member Mikey Day dressed as the Grim Reaper.

"Jared, Steve, standing before me are my two top advisers, but I only have one photo in my hand," Baldwin said. "That's right; tonight is elimination night."

>> Alec Baldwin takes on Trump, O’Reilly as ‘SNL’ returns

Baldwin-as-Trump praised Fallon's silent Kushner for taking "the most beautiful photos," then slammed Day's Bannon for taking "the worst photos I've ever seen in my life, I'm not joking. When I see a photo of you, it makes me want to puke."

After naming Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, the winner, Baldwin's Trump quipped, "Jared, you're such an inspiration. You show everyone that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do anything you want."

>> Watch the sketch here

Later in the show, special guest McCarthy reprised her popular impression of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer – this time dressed as the Easter Bunny.

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"Everybody shut up so I can apologize," McCarthy said, mocking Spicer's apology for multiple blunders while comparing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. "Yes, you all got your wish this week, didn't you, huh? Spicey finally made a mistake."

McCarthy-as-Spicer continued: "I know they're not really called Holocaust centers. Duh. I know that. I'm aware. I clearly meant to say concentration clubs, OK? Let it drop."

McCarthy's Spicer added that he's "sensitive to the fact" that Jews "were sent there on trains, but hey, at least they didn't have to fly United, am I right?"

10 beautiful quotes to share with loved ones on Easter, Good Friday

Looking for some inspirational words to commemorate Good Friday or Easter Sunday? You’ve come to the right place.

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite quotes or sayings, including a mix of both religious expressions and enlightening words about the spring season.

>> Related: Why is it called Good Friday and what’s so good about it? 

1. “Our lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.” — Martin Luther

2. “Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” — 1 John 3:18

3. “I believe in Christ, like I believe in the sun - not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else.” — C.S. Lewis

Related: Easter 2017: When is it; what is it; why isn't it the same date every year?

4. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” — Romans 8:18

5. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.” — Dwight L. Moody

>>Related: Easter 2017: Which restaurants are offering Easter brunch deals? 

6. “Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

7. “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” — Proverb

8. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet

9. “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” — Unknown

10. “A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” — Mahatma Gandhi

>> Related: Easter 2017: How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs for Easter egg dying

Why is it called Good Friday and what’s so good about it?

Christians believe Jesus was mocked publicly and crucified on a solemn Friday two thousand years ago. Today, the calamitous day is celebrated as Good Friday.

But what’s so good about that?

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One answer is that at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, “good” may have referred to “holy” in Old English, a linguistic theory supported by many language experts.

According to Slate, the Oxford English Dictionary notes the Wednesday before Easter was once called “Good Wednesday.” Today, it’s more commonly known as Holy Wednesday.

And Anatoly Liberman, a University of Minnesota professor who studies the origins of English words, told Slate if we consider the alternative names for Good Friday, such as “Sacred Friday” (romance languages) or “Passion Friday” (Russian), this theory makes a lot of sense.

Another possible reason for its moniker — a theory supported by both linguists and historical evidence — refers to the holiday’s ties to Easter Sunday, which celebrates the resurrection of Christ.

Because Jesus couldn’t have been resurrected without dying, the day of his death is, in a sense, “good.”

“That terrible Friday has been called Good Friday because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin and the celebration of Easter, the very pinnacle of Christian celebrations,” the Huffington Post reported.

A third answer, some believe, is that the “good” in Good Friday was derived from "God” or “God’s Friday” — the way the term “goodbye” comes from a contraction of the phrase “God Be With You.”

Still, not everyone refers to this day as Good Friday. For example, 

The Catholic Encyclopedia mentions that, in the Greek Church, the holiday is known as "the Holy and Great Friday." In German, it's referred to as "Sorrowful Friday."

And as aforementioned, “Sacred Friday” and “Passion Friday” are also used.

In addition, because the holiday is also commemorated with a long fast, Good Friday was also referred to as “Long Friday” by the Anglo-Saxons.

Read more at Slate.com

Easter 2017: Want to take cascarones across the border? Know the rules

Crack. Smash. Rub. If it’s spring, it’s time for cascarones. Restrictions set for travelers by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, however, might slow your egg roll if you’re not in the know.

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Those trying to bring the confetti-filled eggshells across the U.S. border must limit their ovoid haul to 12 per passenger, according to the federal agency. Additionally, “the shells may be decorated, etched, or painted but they must be clean, dry, and free of any egg residue. They may contain confetti or other unregulated items.”

Why the hard line on cascarones? According to the customs agency, the restrictions are meant to stem the spread of Newcastle disease and highly pathogenic avian influenza, both viruses affecting birds. 

If you find yourself with too many yolk vessels on hand and imminent travel plans, remember: There are lots of ways to cook an egg.

Equal Pay Day: Businesses offer discounts to raise awareness about gender wage gap

Companies and lawmakers across the country are standing behind women on Equal Pay Day with Lean In's #20PercentCounts campaign.

On average, women make about 20 percent less than men.

Tuesday’s date marks the extra four months and four days women have to work to match the salaries their male counterparts made last year.

Companies including Lyft and Procter & Gamble are offering 20 percent discounts on their products to mark the day.

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Congress is also planning to reintroduce a bill that would strengthen protections for women in the workplace.

Hundreds of businesses in 25 cities are taking part in the campaign.

>> Click here to find out which businesses are offering discounts in your area

For more information about Equal Pay Day, click here.

Russia trolls U.S. with April Fools' joke about 'election interference'

From Russia with troll.

The world awoke Saturday in a joking mood, but no one was as ready to unleash a joke months in the making as Russia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry posted a video on Facebook of the supposed new automated message for its phone system that has since been confirmed as a joke.

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While a voice spouts instructions on how to “use the services of Russian hackers,” you are invited to look at the silhouette of an apparent expert in “election interference.”

“To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1,” the recording says. “Press 2 to use the services of Russian hackers” and “Press 3 to request election interference.”

>> Check out the best April Fools' Day 2017 pranks

The joke came a couple of days after Russian President Vladimir Putin vehemently denied Russia’s involvement in the contentious 2016 election.

“Read my lips – no,” Putin said Thursday, denying Russian involvement in influencing the outcome of the U.S. election. “Do we want to completely destroy our diplomatic relations to bring the situation to how it was in the 1960s with the Cuban missile crisis?”

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According to The Guardian, a source close to the Kremlin described the Russia conversation in the U.S. as a “temporary psychosis.” The source said, “They’ll calm down.”

Who knows if Putin was directly behind the joke, but you just know that somewhere he’s reliving this moment all the same.

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