Designer Oscar de la Renta takes a bow with models Karlie Kloss (left) and Daria Strokous after his Spring 2015 collection was modeled Sept. 9 during Fashion Week in New York. De la Renta died on Oct. 20. Diane Bondareff/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

De la Renta, 82, died Monday, according to a statement from his family. The Dominican designer was a ground-breaker in the industry.

President Obama casts an early ballot for the midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago on Monday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

Bryan Stevenson takes on cases to exonerate people wrongfully convicted. "One of the things that pains me is we have so tragically underestimated the trauma, the hardship we create in this country when we treat people unfairly, when we incarcerate them unfairly, when we condemn them unfairly," he says. Tracy King/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Author Interviews

A Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks, 'Just Mercy'

When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson while he was in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his efforts, including freeing men on death row.

Hong Kong Federation of Students' Council members attend a meeting with senior Hong Kong government officials in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Tyrone Siu/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Hong Kong Leader Hints At Concessions As Talks With Students Begin

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there's room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.

The cruise ship Carnival Magic floats behind a catamaran off Cozumel, Mexico on Oct. 17. The ship skipped a planned stop there Friday, the cruise line says, after Mexican authorities delayed granting permission to dock. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Officials in Galveston, Texas, meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say the rush (which included a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter) was needlessly alarming.

Ramzi El-Fekih, CEO of Creova, stands in his server room in Tunis. He has built a mobile payments company, but because of banking restrictions, Tunisians can use his product only for domestic purchases. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

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