Michelle Obama in Springfield, Mo., Thursday (Orlin Wagner/AP)

Michelle Obama deflecting criticism of her Oscars appearance in an interview aired Friday on NBC’s “Today.” Oh, and she also talked about the bangs; more excerpts here. (Earlier, she talked about the military aides in her Oscar cameo.) See video. . .

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(Video: Michelle Obama on “Today”)

Earlier: Michelle Obama’s Oscar presentation raises questions about the role of a first lady, 2/25/13

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