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Black-and-white keffiyeh like the one pictured above have long been associated with Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian resistance. This week, fast-fashion Brit emporium Top Shop used similar fabric for a "scarf playsuit." Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Pepsi's new ad, model Kendall Jenner joins a protest march and hands a soda to a police officer. Following a widespread backlash, the company announced on Wednesday that it would halt a wider rollout of the video. Pepsi/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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After Uproar, Pepsi Halts Rollout Of Controversial Protest-Themed Ad

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Pepsi was the first American consumer product to be manufactured and sold in the former Soviet Union. In 1991, Russians could buy the soda for 20 kopeks, about 10 cents. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power In Russia

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4-MEI, a chemical created during the manufacturing of caramel color used to dye sodas brown, is under new scrutiny. iStockphoto hide caption

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PepsiCo's product line ranges from salty chips and its sugary namesake drink to more healthful fare like hummus and yogurt. In 2010, the company announced plans to cut sugar, fat and sodium in its products to address health and nutrition concerns. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Man Tried To Slim Down Big Soda From The Inside

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