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MAC Cosmetics To Launch Makeup Line Inspired By Tejano Star Selena

Tejano star Selena continues to be an influence nearly 20 years after her death. The glamour she brought to the stage will be part of a limited-edition collection by MAC Cosmetics after fans lobbied to make it happen. The Selena makeup line will be launched next year.

Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

One of the most controversial aspects of the nuclear deal is the unfreezing of more than $100 billion in oil revenues. But concerns have been raised about what Iran might do with this windfall.

The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt

Cottage cheese was the yogurt of the mid-20th century: a dairy product for the health-conscious. But it has fallen out of favor, while marketing of — and demand for — yogurt has soared.
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Health Risks Associated With Some Over-The-Counter Pain Medications

Millions of Americans regularly take over-the-counter medicines for minor aches and pains. But the FDA has now strengthened its warning that some of these drugs can be dangerous. We discuss the risks and benefits of non-prescription pain relief medications.


After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

The state is reinstating drink specials, although so-called volume specials — like two-for-one, or all-you-can-drink — still won't be allowed.

After Years Of Recession, Greeks Fear Bailout Will Only Make Lives Harder

The Greek Parliament passed measures to support this week's eurozone-backed bailout agreement, but celebrations were muted at best, and there were large demonstrations against new austerity moves.

Men Strut Their Stuff At Their Very Own New York Fashion Week

This week was the debut of New York Fashion Week: Men's. Sixty designers and some big-name sponsors showed up. Jacki Lyden went behind the scenes for The Seams, our series about clothing as culture.

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.

Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz Closes 5th Avenue Doors

The legendary toy store will close its doors Wednesday for the last time on New York City's 5th Avenue. The store's owner, Toys "R" Us, says rent is too high to stay but plans to reopen in Manhattan.

Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

The Greek parliament debates the latest bailout deal in Athens Wednesday. It must approve a range of new laws for the bailout to proceed, but there is strong opposition to it within the ruling party.