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Amid Violence, Juarez Hosts Independence Day Party

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The bicentennial celebration of Mexico's independence was called off in Ciudad Juarez last year due to the terrible violence that convulsed the city. This year, though, the party is on. The city will spend more than $400,000 on a massive fiesta that some 60,000 people are expected to attend. The current mayor says authorities have more control over the violence now. But the murders continue on a daily basis, and not all residents say they feel secure.
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In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

Beyoncé's latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who's from Mississippi. It's a message she needed to hear.
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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Video Chat Your Way Into College: How Tech Is Changing The Admissions Process

Virtual reality and other innovations are helping international students and colleges tell if they're a good fit.

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