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A Black Church's Dilemma: Preserve A Building, Or Our Identity?

Centennial Baptist Church in Helena, Ark., has deep roots in the African-American community. But poverty and other concerns in this Delta town have made raising restoration funds difficult.

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Months After Marriage, A Military Wife Becomes An 'Unremarried Widow'

Artis Henderson was just 26 when her husband, Miles, died in Iraq. Marrying him meant leaving behind the life she had planned for herself — and his death redefined her life all over again. Henderson's debut memoir is called Unremarried Widow.

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Months After Marriage, A Military Wife Becomes An 'Unremarried Widow'

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Four Years After Earthquake, Many In Haiti Remain Displaced

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Transracial Family Gets Double Takes 'Everywhere We Go'

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From Asghar Farhadi, More Questions Than Answers

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The Globes Will Be Golden, But Hollywood Remains Mostly White

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