Designer Roy Halston Frowick, known best by his middle name only, with model Pat Cleveland at a party following the Coty Awards in 1972. Halston frequently used Cleveland to showcase his fluid, body-hugging designs. Ron Galella/WireImage hide caption

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Black Models Celebrated As Runway Revolutionaries

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Places in California, including Stockton, are pocked with abandoned homes, like this one in 2008. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The Housing Bust Create New Rust Belts?

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Wolfgang Puck contributes leftovers from his post-Oscars Governors Ball gala to Angel Harvest, a nonprofit that delivers edible leftovers from businesses to places like shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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L.A. Effort Matches Leftover Food With The Hungry

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Supporters of Proposition 8, the California measure that restricts legal marriage to heterosexual couples, stand between opponents of the measure in San Francisco in August. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals begins deliberations Monday on the legality of same-sex marriage in the state. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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In Calif., Prop. 8 Debate Tests Limits Of Tolerance

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Blake Mycoskie, 34, who calls himself the Chief Shoe Giver, created a business model that lets him give back. For one pair of Toms shoes purchased, the company gives one pair away -- from the Gulf Coast to Argentina to Ethiopia. Courtesy of Toms hide caption

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'Soul Mates': Shoe Entrepreneur Finds Love In Giving

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Disney To Focus On Characters With Broader Appeal

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Police Probe Slaying Of Hollywood Publicist

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In For Colored Girls, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Tessa Thompson and Thandie Newton (left to right) play a group of black women struggling to find their place in a harsh world. Lionsgate hide caption

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'For Colored Girls' Counts On Fans, Not Critics

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Several elementary schools, high schools and K-12 schools make up the RFK campus. Tim Street-Porter hide caption

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Historic L.A. Hotel Finds New Life As School Campus

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McCourt Divorce Trial Worries Dodgers Fans

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Gay-Marriage Decision Foreshadows Long Legal Road

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Los Angeles is the setting for Naomi Hirahara's Mas Arai series, in which a gruff, mystery-solving, 72-year-old gardener guides readers into the hidden corners of L.A.'s Japanese-American communities. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mas Arai: An Unlikely Hero Solves L.A.'s Mysteries

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Farrah Abraham, one of the stars of Teen Mom, with her daughter Sophia. Farrah's storyline revolves around her relationship with her own mother, who was charged with domestic assault in January 2010. MTV hide caption

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MTV's 'Teen Mom' Makes For Teaching Moments

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