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Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women

Lifetime's new makeover show layers racial politics on top of the uncomfortable dynamics of manipulating beauty and style choices, and comes up with something to offend just about everyone.

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As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next

Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza, after Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire. People returned home and markets opened. What the future holds, however, is far from certain.

Sam Mullet stands in the front yard of his home in Bergholz, Ohio, in 2011. Mullet's conviction for hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of his faith was overturned Wednesday. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out

An appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that it was interpersonal disagreements rather than religious beliefs that sparked the attacks.

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Why Patients Aren't Coming To Redemption Hospital

At this government-run facility in Monrovia, Liberia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people are afraid to come.

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The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know SCPR

The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.

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Ledisi Steals The Show

Standing on a balcony in her hometown of New Orleans, the singer stops an unsuspecting crowd, and all the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, dead in its tracks.

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