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Dolce&Gabbana presents a flourish of crimson suits

    MILAN (AP) — It’s no time to shy away from color, men. Milan Fashion Week previews opened Saturday, June 21 for next summer’s menswear, and already a trend is coming into focus: bold, electric colors. Economic indicators suggest men have become as fashion-conscious as women. Now, Milan fashion designers are offering fashion-forward men [...]

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In a first, China sends a minister to Taiwan

  TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has sent its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for four days of meetings to rebuild ties with the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. Protests in Taipei had set back relations earlier this year — and Zhang Zhijun had to go around scores of anti-China demonstrators [...]

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Justices: ‘Get a warrant’ to search cellphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts said [...]

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Chinese company sets aside ‘Transformer’ dispute

    BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing property developer and Paramount Pictures said Monday that they have smoothed out a dispute over the new “Transformer” movie and it will be released in China as scheduled. The Beijing Pangu Investment Co. Ltd. said the two sides “have gained mutual trust and reached understanding” after friendly negotiations, [...]

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Tear gas, clashes: France fed up with train strike

  PARIS (AP) — Even France may be getting fed up with strikes. A week into a nationwide train strike that has tangled traffic and stranded tourists, police fired tear gas Tuesday at protesting rail workers. Two polls suggest passengers have little sympathy for the train workers’ lament. Even the labor-friendly Socialist government is breaking [...]

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Driver charged in Tracy Morgan crash due in court

  NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The truck driver charged in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday, June 11. Kevin Roper was to appear in state Superior Court to face death by auto and [...]

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Sexual assault on student sparks outrage in Egypt

  CAIRO (AP) — A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt’s presidential inauguration — including a mass attack on a 19-year-old student who was stripped in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — prompted outrage Monday, June 9, as a video emerged purportedly showing the teenager, bloodied and naked, surrounded by dozens of men. [...]

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Spartan Echo wins top honors

  News, sports and online journalism take first place at 2013 awards ceremony (HOUSTON) — The Spartan Echo, the student newspaper of Norfolk State University, won 10 “Excellence in Journalism” awards for 2013 at the Black College Communication Association’s annual National HBCU Student News Media Conference in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 8. This is the highest award-winning year [...]

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