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Why Did Melania Trump Cover Her Hair At The Vatican But Not In Saudi Arabia?

Melania Trump accompanied the president to the Vatican on Wednesday, wearing a black veil and a long-sleeved black Dolce & Gabbana dress.<p>The meeting was cordial. But the first lady's clothing choices — specifically her decision to cover her head at the Vatican in contrast to during visits to Saudi …

Donald Trump

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How To Build A Brand In 5 Days

After Hillary Clinton’s logo broke the Internet, Moving Brands considered a new, logo-less approach in a five-day design sprint.<p>When Hillary Clinton announced her bid for the 2016 presidential election, the Internet freaked out–mostly over her campaign logo. Rumored to be designed by Pentagram’s …

Baltimore's dual identity explains unrest

<b>Why Baltimore?</b><p>That's the question being asked after the city erupted into riots and looting on Monday. Since Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer last year in Ferguson, Missouri, dozens of incidents questioning the use of force by police have emerged in cities and towns across the US.<p>But …

Justice

Infant missing from Long Beach home where 3 people found shot

An infant is missing from the Long Beach residence where three people were found with gunshot wounds Saturday evening, police said.<p>Just before 6 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of West 51st Street, said Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.<p>Three …

Los Angeles

North Korea calls new US sanctions hostile

<b>North Korea has described new sanctions imposed in response to a major cyber-attack against Sony Pictures as part of a hostile and inflammatory US policy.</b><p>The US placed sanctions on three North Korean organisations and 10 individuals after the FBI blamed Pyongyang for the cyber-attack.<p>North Korea …

North Korea

American exposed to Ebola headed to Nebraska

<b>(CNN) —</b> An American health care provider working in Sierra Leone who had a "high-risk exposure" to the Ebola virus arrived at Nebraska Medicine on Sunday for "observation and possible treatment," the center said.<p>"This patient has been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious," said …

Disease

U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years

American spies have detailed dossiers on the North Koreans who the U.S. says were behind the Sony attack. But the still-secret evidence likely won’t …

North Korea

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

David Duke threatens to 'name names'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Steve Scalise may have attended a gathering of a white supremacist group, David Duke, the former Klu Klux Klan leader who founded the group said on CNN Saturday.<p>"I've got conflicting reports," Duke told CNN's Michael Smerconish. "One person said that he was a no-show, that …

Rights & Freedoms

The NYPD’s mini-rebellion, and the true face of American fascism

The NYC cop crisis taps into a vein of authoritarian longing — but the real risk of fascism may be harder to see<p>In 1935, with Hitler and Mussolini forging a historic alliance in Europe and the world sliding toward war, Sinclair Lewis published the satirical novel “It Can’t Happen Here,” which …

You Know Who Needs To Rebrand? The KKK, Which Is All About Love

Let’s face it: while white supremacy and racism is still pretty popular in the United States, actually SAYING you’re a white supremacist racist is …

1981, The Year Of NYC Crime That Inspired ‘A Most Violent Year’

1981 was not one of New York City’s best years. The 365 days between January 1st and December 31st were filled with news reports of mob violence spilling out into the street, rape, robbery and other seeds of crime that had the city’s citizens fearing what their city was becoming. (A trash strike …

3 Hot Takes on the Hot Toddy for the Winter Ahead

By Carey Jones and John McCarthy<p>Nothing warms up your body and soul like a dram of whiskey...except maybe a hot dram of whiskey. This time of year, we're thinking about hot toddies every time there's a chill in the air. The classic toddy--bourbon, hot water, honey, and lemon--is comforting and easy …

How #FreeTheNipple Became the Celebrity Cause of 2014

From the editors of ELLE.com, everyone from RiRi to Miley championed the nipple this year.<p>Last year, we made a daring proclamation: 2014 is the Year of the Nipple. And while the vadjacent has already made a play for 2015 and the butt put up a good fight—from Nicki Minaj's tush to Kim Kardashian's …

Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims

In case related to banker Jeffrey Epstein, woman alleges in court filing that she was forced to have repeated ‘sexual relations’ with duke<p>A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that …

Corruption

Hinckley won't face new charges in Reagan press secretary's death

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John Hinckley won't face charges in the death of former President Ronald Reagan's press secretary, James Brady -- whose death last summer was ruled a homicide, even though it happened more than three decades after Brady was shot by Hinckley.<p>U.S. Attorney Ron Machen's office …

Jodie Foster

U.S. slaps new sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

<b>Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) —</b> The United States is hitting North Korea with a new set of economic sanctions after determining the country was behind last month's computer hack at Sony.<p>The White House said a new executive order targets leaders in North Korea's government, preventing them from accessing …

North Korea

One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem

Jourdan Dunn is the first sole black woman to feature on a British ‘Vogue’ cover in 12 years. Good for her—but what a shameful indictment of Planet …

Fashion Industry

Bridenstine previews conservative opposition to Boehner

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At least three conservative critics of House Speaker John Boehner, say they'll be voting for somebody else when lawmakers return to Washington next week to officially open the new GOP-dominated Congress, previewing some of the conservative opposition that will greet the Ohio …

Republicans

Interview with Jay Wilds, 'Serial' witness, stirs debate

The first season of "Serial" ended this month, but the story is far from finished.<p>The popular podcast detailed an investigation into the 15-year-old murder of Hae Min Lee<b>,</b> a popular high school senior in Baltimore. Her ex-boyfriend and classmate, Adnan Syed, was tried and convicted in 2000.<p>A star …

Will Texas Stay Texan?

As the Lone Star state continues its economic rise, will it be able to maintain its distinctive identity, or will it become more like the communities …

Get up to speed on the Ferguson shooting investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> After months of anticipation, a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a Missouri officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager could come at any moment.<p>And when it does, anything could happen in the tinderbox that is Ferguson, Missouri.<p>But how did we get to this point? Here …

Germany warns anti-semitism rising on back of Middle East violence | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s foreign minister said at an international conference on anti-semitism on Thursday that “hatred of Jews” was on the rise once more in his country and across Europe, fueled by spiraling violence in the Middle East.<p>German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier …

A Disease We Thought Was History Is Making An Alarming Comeback

We worry about dying in a plane crash, not a car accident — even though the latter has a far greater risk. So it goes with diseases, where Americans tend to fear distant new threats, like Ebola, and ignore the bogeymen so much likelier to get us: heart disease, diabetes, the flu.<p>Those with the …