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Fine Art

Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt

A new exhibit explores the intense relationship between French painter Edgar Degas and American painter Mary Cassatt. No one knows whether it was romantic, but there was certainly no lack of passion.

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What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms

Today's babies are part of the first generation with their entire lives documented on social media. Researchers are finding lessons in the streams of their photos.

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'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute

While serving in Iraq, MaCherie Dunbar didn't know quite what she was signing up for when she volunteered for "patriot detail." It turned out to be one of the hardest things she did while overseas.

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