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A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

Handmade rebozos and huipiles are staples of traditional Mexican attire. Designer Carla Fernández re-imagines those garments for runways in Tokyo and Amsterdam.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything'

The comic has made a career out of saying exactly what she thinks. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, "I'm the one who says, 'The emperor has no clothes.' " Her new book is Diary of a Mad Diva.

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Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call

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Libya's Gen. Khalifa Hifter speaks at a news conference in Abyar, a small town to the east of Benghazi, on May 31. Hifter, a former military officer in Moammar Gadhafi's army, has has launched a self-declared campaign against Muslim extremists. This has won him both supporters and enemies. Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything'

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Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear In June

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A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

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