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Richmond Police Chief Resigns Over Chris Brown Scandal

The embattled police chief of Richmond, Va., has resigned, after he was accused of sloppy work that allowed singer Chris Brown to allegedly fake his way through community service.

Former Chief Bryan Norwood was heavily involved in certifying Brown's community service hours — hours The Los Angeles County District Attorney says were never completed.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Johns announced the change Tuesday at a press conference, according to the Associated Press. He says he has appointed former assistant police chief Ray Tarasovic to the department's top job.

Norwood had served as police chief since 2008. Jones says he and Norwood mutually agreed that Norwood's time as police chief had ended.

Tarasovic had served as assistant chief under Norwood's predecessor, Rodney Moore.

Brown was sentenced to 180 days of community service in his 2009 plea-bargain deal for viciously assaulting his girlfriend -singer Rihanna.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Virginia Republicans Warn Of High Energy Costs With Obama's 'Clean Power Plan'

Republican leaders in Virginia say Obama's clean energy plan would drive up energy costs and damage a struggling economy. Democrats say saving the planet is more important than the short-term problem of higher energy bills.
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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

Young entrepreneurs in Africa say that they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.

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