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‘Normal Barbie’ keeps it real with cellulite, stretch marks, and acne

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Culture | Move over, Barbie. A new doll with scars and cellulite is stealing your limelight. She’s the Lammily doll, a “normal Barbie” dreamed up by a toymaker…

Critics urge TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting

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Television | The battle is on—but America’s super-sized family isn’t backing down. More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling on TLC to pull its…

Beards on Broadway: Duck Dynasty gets its own musical

By Caroline Leal
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Theater | Brace yourself, America. Everyone’s favorite duck-hunting family is hitting the stage in a new theatrical production featuring faith and family—and enough…

Should American families be prepping for an Ebola outbreak?

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Ebola Virus | On Tuesday, American physician Craig Spencer spoke publicly at New York’s Bellevue Hospital for the first time after being cured of Ebola, less than a month…

Lone star, lone party: Republicans relish rule in Texas

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Campaign 2014 | Tuesday night in Texas witnessed Republican Greg Abbott overwhelmingly elected as the first new governor in 14 years alongside tea party leaders who advanced…

Supreme Court rejects ‘elementary’ case

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Books | The game is afoot: Sherlock Holmes, writer Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, is now in the public domain. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to…

Rewriting Bach: Scholars claim his wife did some of the composing

By Caroline Leal
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Arts | They say that behind every great man is a great woman. And behind one of the greatest classical musicians of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach, was his…

Will Sweden start a trend on Palestinian state recognition?

By Caroline Leal
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International | On Thursday, the Swedish government officially recognized Palestine as an independent state, an announcement welcomed by Palestinian leadership but strongly…

Toys R Us pulls drug-dealer action figures from shelves

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | It’s a tug-of-war over toys. And it’s not the kids who are spatting—it’s the adults. Early last week, a Florida mom successfully petitioned Toys R Us…

New Facebook feature designed to help during disasters

By Caroline Leal
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Technology | Facebook isn’t just interested in where you are and what you’re doing. It also wants to know whether you’re safe. The social media giant’s latest…

Marine’s days in a Mexican jail may be numbered

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Military | The mother of a U.S. Marine veteran imprisoned in Mexico for six months after making a wrong turn at the border pleaded earlier this month with lawmakers for…

The Vatican’s shifting stance on marriage and family

By Caroline Leal
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Religion | In a dramatic shift in tone, an assembly of Roman Catholic bishops convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican released a preliminary document Monday calling for…

 
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