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A 'Witch Queen' Who Casts Her Spells Year-Round

Lady Rhea is not the kind of witch you'll find in a pointy hat this Halloween. She is a real workaday Wiccan, grinding out a living selling magic products in the Bronx.
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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

The latest installment of "Assassin's Creed," one of the world's most popular video games, has a hero who is part Mohawk. The game's creator says reflecting real 18th century Mohawk life was critical and hired a consultant to make sure the game was culturally consistent with Mohawk culture.
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Katey Sagal, Holding Court On 'Sons Of Anarchy'

The actress plays Gemma, the fierce matriarch of the biker gang in the FX series. She's best-known for playing the acerbic Peg Bundy on the long-running show Married With Children.
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Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves

Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.
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Remembering Letitia Baldrige, The 'Doyenne Of Decorum'

She was first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretary and went on to be one of the nation's authorities on etiquette. Baldrige died this week. She was 86.
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The Hard-Boiled Truth About Egg Soups

When T. Susan Chang was young, her mother would make egg soup for her when she got sick. Now, the food writer poaches a few eggs from her chickens' nests to make these soups when her kids get the sniffles.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween! Enjoy the holiday with these haunting performances.

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Freedman's Cemetery Memorial In Alexandria Rejected Over 'Religious Symbols'

Alexandria city leaders have rejected a sculpture selected to adorn a cemetery for freed slaves, rejecting it for religious symbols, a description the artist disputes.

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Oregon State's New Cheese Plant Aims To Break The Rind

Lots of big state colleges have popular campus creameries, and many focus on ice cream because it sells. But with its new cheese plant, Oregon State University hopes to produce some fancy sought-after cheeses to go with the state's famous Pinot Noirs.
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The Force Is Strong With This One: Disney Buys Lucasfilm For $4B

The studio announced it would continue the Star Wars movie franchise with a seventh film due to be released in 2015, and others to follow. Disney also owns Marvel, which it bought for $4 billion in 2009.

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