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The Changing Lives Of Women

Power Look: How Women Have Dressed For Success

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

Nike-owned Converse, the company responsible for the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, is suing to stop other shoemakers from copying what it says are distinctive elements of its design. Grant Halverson/AP hide caption

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Business

Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.

Edgar Degas' Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is on display at the National Gallery of Art until Jan. 11. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon/ Courtesy of the National Gallery hide caption

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Theater

'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.

Anti-immigration activist Judy Lairmore protests busing of migrant people from Central America on July 15, in Oracle, Ariz. Many immigrants have been moving into the suburbs in recent decades. And that's creating new tensions with the people who live there. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S.

Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs

Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. That's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.

After college, Geena Davis got a job at an Ann Taylor clothing store. Then she noticed an empty chair in a window display, and she decided to sit down and freeze. "I was a live mannequin," she says. Courtesy of Geena Davis hide caption

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My Big Break

From Mannequin To Actor: Geena Davis' 'Ridiculous, Ridiculous' Break

Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.

P22, a 4-year-old male mountain lion known as the "Hollywood Lion," is known to traverse the hills in and around Los Angeles. He is seen here recaptured by the National Park Service in March after being exposed to rat poison. AP/National Park Service hide caption

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Around the Nation

Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed

The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.

People hold signs, including some reading "America is ready for marriage," at a same-sex marriage victory celebration on October 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. America may be ready, but Republicans aren't: Rising popular support for same-sex marriage is posing a problem for GOP. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.

The Flaming Lips' new album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, comes out Oct. 28. George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen

First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'

On an album-length cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Flaming Lips' playful streak gets undercut with moments of abrasiveness and aggression — and detours down strange side roads.

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