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Congressional Black Caucus Urges Rethink Of Army Hair Rules

Recent updates to the Army's regulations on grooming and appearance forbids natural hairstyles that are popular with many black women. The women of the CBC have asked the Army to reconsider.

Pakistanis Watch Afghan Elections, Wary Of A '90s Replay

To Pakistan, the Afghan elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. troops seems reminiscent of the Soviet departure decades ago — leaving Afghanistan in Pakistan's lap, for better or worse.
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New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already...


Twitter Poetry: A Little Bit Of Real Estate Says A Lot

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Chicago poet Malcolm London and writer MK Asante share their Twitter poems.

Al Sharpton: Rat Or Cat?

A website claims the Reverend Al Sharpton was a paid FBI informant in the 1980s. But Sharpton says it's old news that's being dragged up to make him look bad. The barbershop guys weigh in.

U.S. Denies Visa To Iran's Controversial U.N. Envoy

The moves comes after Congress approved legislation aimed at denying entry to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was part of a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.