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Political barbs, celebrity-gazing main course at DC dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation’ capital.

If it’s spring in Washington, it’s time for the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner. 231 more words

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After Nearly Two Decades, Texas House Votes To Deregulate Natural Hair Braiders

Ending what has turned out to be a nearly two decade fight, on late Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill that would deregulate natural hair braiding, the latest shot in a culture war that had very real consequences for those who made their living practicing the ancient art of hair braiding. 448 more words

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Woman unearths close to 4-carat diamond in Arkansas park

MURFREESBORO, Ark. (WTNH) — A day at an Arkansas state park netted a woman a 3.69-carat diamond Thursday.

Susie Clark says she found the gem in Crater of Diamonds State Park after asking God to let her find a diamond that day. 162 more words


‘The Real’ Accused of Alleged Discrimination Against Muslim Women

*Daytime TV talk show “The Real” is encountering a very real case of alleged discrimination against Muslim women. Making the accusation is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose LA office filed a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. 13 more words

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Director Ava DuVernay Gets Her Very Own Barbie!

Ava DuVernay, the uber-talented director of the seminal film, “Selma,” and the first African American woman at the helm of a Best Picture nomination at the  2014 Academy Awards, has yet another accolade deservedly laid at her feet. 316 more words

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Brian Williams Inquiry Is Said to Expand

An NBC News internal investigation into Brian Williams has examined a half-dozen instances in which he is thought to have fabricated, misrepresented or embellished his accounts, two people with inside knowledge of the investigation said. 152 more words

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Mattel Creates Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll for ‘Sheroes’ Collection

*Mattel‘s new “Sheroes” collection now includes “Selma” director Ava DuVernay as part of its collection The unveiling of the collection happened at Variety’s “Power of Women” luncheon Friday. 27 more words

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