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NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous talked about the organization's agenda at the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla. Jealous said criminal justice issues, such as voting rights for felons, get the most traction with Republicans. "We seek to really make visible the fact that there are Republican leaders who care about civil rights," Jealous said.
André Le Nôtre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Nôtre'swork was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Nôtre's birth.
The track record of products designed for digital privacy has been abysmal — at least until recently. Snapchat, wildly popular among teens, is changing assumptions about young people's desire for digital privacy. But it's not clear whether the trend will stick.
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