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The Latest: Melania Trump plays with kids at Alaska base

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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on First Lady Melania Trump's visit to an Alaska military base (all times local):

12:05 p.m.

First lady Melania Trump rolled a ball out of play dough, played a harmonica she made from household materials and watched kids construct a fish out of a compact disc and glitter while visiting a pre-school at an Alaska military base.

Trump spent about 35 minutes Friday with students and teachers with the child and youth programs at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

She visited the base during a refueling stop after spending most of the last week in Asia with her husband, President Donald Trump. He remains in Asia on official business.

Trump also shook hands with parents and other military family members before departing from the base for Washington, D.C.

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7:15 a.m.

First Lady Melania Trump is scheduled to visit with military families a Friday in Alaska as she returns from Asia.

She will get a chance to see military programs for youth at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including a program where children read to pets to enhance their reading skills.

The first lady accompanied President Donald Trump on a visit to South Korea and China.

Her visit to the base in Anchorage will come during a refueling stop on her way back to Washington, D.C. The president continues his travels in Asia.

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