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Viewers of Kara Walker's A Subtlety described the sculpture as "beautiful" and "the American sphinx." Another said, "She is so exposed and she's so vulnerable, but at the same time she has some grace and majesticness that is completely unapproachable." Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet

Walker's latest project is a series of sugar sculptures housed in a former sugar refinery. From far away the works look charming, but up close they tell the ugly story of the Caribbean slave trade.

A Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique, Paris, in 2009. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

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Talking Blues With Hozier, A One-Man Irish Invasion

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Legal experts say it's too soon to know the impact of a European court ruling that will require Google to remove some links upon request. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

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In this June 2013 photo provided by National Geographic, diver Susan Bird, working at the bottom of Hoyo Negro, a large dome-shaped underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, brushes the Naia skull found at the site. Paul Nicklen/AP hide caption

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Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

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A 'New York Times' Shake-Up, But Not The One You're Thinking Of

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Navajo elder Stella Peshlakai Smith, 89, stands at a traditional dwelling on her homestead at Wupatki National Monument in 2014. The National Park Service says her children cannot stay when she dies. Felicia Fonseca/AP hide caption

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Federal Government Jeopardizes Navajo Family's Ties To Its Home

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Viewers of Kara Walker's A Subtlety described the sculpture as "beautiful" and "the American sphinx." Another said, "She is so exposed and she's so vulnerable, but at the same time she has some grace and majesticness that is completely unapproachable." Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet

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