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The 'Folk Feminism' Roots Of The Latina 'Chola' Look

Wed, 2015-04-22 07:24

Celebrities like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Sandra Bullock have appropriated this "tough girl" aesthetic from the cholas of the 90s. But the look actually has some really radical roots.

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Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

Wed, 2015-04-22 06:48

In a speech last week, James Comey had linked the two countries to the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. They have both said the killings occurred when they were occupied by the Nazis.

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Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

Wed, 2015-04-22 06:43

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.

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Saudi Arabia Shifts Military Campaign In Yemen; Airstrikes Continue

Wed, 2015-04-22 04:50

It's unclear what the Saudi-led coalition is planning for the next phase of its military operation in Yemen. The group has said it will protect civilians and ensure the flow of humanitarian aid.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Wed, 2015-04-22 04:49

Money transfer agencies are the life blood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

Wed, 2015-04-22 04:19

Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a tractor.

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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Wed, 2015-04-22 03:56

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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'Sliver Of Hope' In Freddie Gray Case, Former Baltimore Police Chief Says

Wed, 2015-04-22 03:22

"This is possibly the spark that's going to ignite change, real change, in this city, and with the Baltimore Police Department," says former commissioner Leonard Hamm.

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Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Tue, 2015-04-21 23:50

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

Tue, 2015-04-21 23:49

The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.

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Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

Tue, 2015-04-21 23:48

Ahead of a highly publicized interview where the reality-TV star is expected to talk about his gender identity, a look back at Jenner's younger days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to new fame.

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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

Tue, 2015-04-21 23:47

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the Guard's unpredictable needs.

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At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:15

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.

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Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:47

The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?

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In Sentencing Phase, Prosecutors Say Tsarnaev Is 'Unrepentant And Unchanged'

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:45

A jury is now deciding whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death.

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Teaching Students To Hear The 'Music' In The Built World

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:16

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Now in her 70s, Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male dominated field.

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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:10

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

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5 Million Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:09

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.

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Five Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:55

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.

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Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:42

In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.

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