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Fashion Week

Best Looks: Emma Watson

Emma Watson wore the princess dress version of your favorite sundress to her Paris movie premiere.<p>Emma Watson is a young lady of many accomplishments. She's been cast as a Disney princess (in <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, naturally), graduated from an Ivy League school, and has launched a global gender …

Emma Watson

Emma Watson's Sacred Quotes On Feminism

Feminism is hot. Irrespective of the situation, feminism or sexism can spark a lot of debate in both favor and against. But all in all, it is a hot topic i.e. it puts you into one of the two extreme poles of the debate. Sanity is rare and we seldom read moderate opinions on girls rights, women …

Emma Watson's latest looks are turning heads thanks to her eco-friendly clothes and accessories.

She's a celebrated actress, Brown graduate, and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.<p>Now, Emma Watson is lending her celebrity to another worthy …

6 Perfect Fall Outfits You Need in Your Closet ASAP

For the girl on the go.<p>We know: It's hard to say goodbye to summer...which explains why a lot of us are caught unprepared in the wardrobe department come fall. But there really is no better season for style (it's a universal fashion truth, guys), so to kickstart your new look, try these six …

Clothing

Captivating Wildlife Portraits Celebrate the Soul and Individuality of Africa's Animals

For the past 13 years, French photographer Laurent Baheux has been documenting the majestic wildlife of Africa, highlighting the animals' beauty and strength while also emphasizing their vulnerability in the midst of shrinking natural habitats. "I take photographs based on my gut instinct," Baheux …

Justice Department pledges to focus on Wall Street crime

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department says it will try harder to hold company executives responsible for corporate crimes, following criticism that the department has been soft on Wall Street by relying on financial fines to settle investigations of corporate wrongdoing.<p>Don't expect to see CEOs …

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out About the Shocking Extent of Sexual War Crimes

"It's a violent, brutal, terrorizing weapon."<p>Speaking at the UK House of Lords as part of a committee on sexual violence in war,Angelina Jolie described the shocking ways that ISIS is using sexual violence as a "dehumanizing weapon," specifically detailing the horrific atrocities against girls as …

Angelina Jolie

This Is How Many Animals Were Killed in Zimbabwe in the Last 20 Years

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp …

Rare deaths of endangered whales in Alaska puzzle scientists

Alaskan researchers report that at least nine fin whales have been found dead in the water in recent weeks. It's rare for more than one such death to be discovered every year or so, they say, and they're exhaustively searching for a possible cause. It's possible that warming ocean temperatures …

Whales

This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds Include The Duchess In A Very Affordable Top

This weekend is the first official weekend of summer, which means it's time to get your wardrobe ready for hot days and breezy nights.<p>Don't worry if you're stumped on what to buy, just look at all the affordable pieces Hollywood and British royalty wore this week. The Duchess of Cambridge stepped …

Models Are Now Wearing Leggings as Pants—Is This a Fashion Do or Don't?

When leggings (whose fashion history dates back to the '60s) made their most recent comeback about a decade ago, everyone and anyone shamelessly wore …

Sasha and Malia Obama's Style Evolution

Charting the former first daughters' best looks, from the White House and beyond.<p>Since moving into the White House eight years ago, Sasha and Malia Obama's style has transformed along the way—and it continues to even after their father's presidency. Now as grown young women, the Obama sisters come …

Women's Fashion

Photos of the Shoes Worn by Famous Artists on Stage

How much can you tell about an artist from the shoes they wear on stage? Florida State University student newspaper photo editor Matthew Paskert has …

Charleston victims: 9 lives lost to family and community

<b>(CNN) —</b> They gathered at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to study the Bible -- a small group, 13 people. Many were familiar faces. One was a stranger.<p>But it was unfathomable that this stranger was a killer lying in wait, a man who would kill nine churchgoers and church leaders in …

S.C. Confederate flag back in the spotlight after massacre

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As her state mourned the death of nine people killed in a racially-motivated shooting, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley ordered state flags be lowered to half-staff Thursday.<p>But even as the flags atop the statehouse have been lowered, the Confederate flag on the state capitol …

Friend of Dylann Roof says suspect planned attack on College of Charleston

A black friend of the white man accused of murdering nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week prior to the killings that he planned to shoot up a local college campus.<p>Christon Scriven, a drinking buddy of Dylann Roof, told The Associated Press Friday that he thought …

Encryption everywhere takes a step forward after twin support from US president and world’s biggest tech company<p>Both Apple and the White House have announced new policies aimed at boosting the use of encrypted connections on the internet, suggesting that the days of insecure internet connections …

The White House

What role did race play in how police handled Texas pool party chaos?

<b>McKinney, Texas (CNN) —</b> Benet Embry just wanted a respite from the heat when he went to his neighborhood pool Friday. Talking to CNN Monday about the national story that rolled out of that simple, mundane summer activity still has him pretty well dismayed.<p>The 43-year-old African-American has lived …