Daily Archive: March 1, 2013

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch : The puppy purse goes to the Oscars

PUPPY PURSE: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) by Debbie Norrell Quvenzhané Wallis wasn’t the only pint-sized star to dazzle on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night. Her tutu-and-tiara-wearing puppy purse was also turning heads and was so age appropriate.

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National

Miss. town stunned by slaying of openly gay mayoral candidate

RISING STAR SLAIN–This Jan. 20, 2007 photo shows Marco McMillian, 34, a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Miss., who was found dead on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday, between Sherard and Rena Lara, Miss. (AP Photo/The Clarksdale Press Register, Troy Catchings) by Holbrook Mohr Associated Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found.

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National

Justices voice skepticism of voting rights law

MEETING WITH REPORTERS–Rev. Al Sharpton, right, and Martin Luther King III meet with reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Feb. 27, after arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) by Mark Sherman Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.

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National

Congress passes bill renewing anti-violence law

BILL PASSES–House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, to discuss the reintroduction of the Violence Against Women Act. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) by Jim Abrams Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed and sent to President Barack Obama a far-reaching extension of the Violence Against Women Act.

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Generation Y

Michelle Obama: 'hard choices' needed on guns

WORK TO DO–First lady Michelle Obama exercises with children from Chicago Public Schools, in her hometown of Chicago, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) by Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama says people worried about youth gun violence have to do more than simply tell children they care about the problem and then wind up “going to these funerals and mourning with these kids when there’s still work to do.”

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International

Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has 'friend for life'

GOODWILL AMBASSADOR–North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica) by Jean H. Lee Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out Thursday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on the third day of his improbable journey with VICE to Pyongyang, watching the Harlem Globetrotters with the leader and later dining on sushi and drinking with him at his palace.