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French Feminists Say 'Non' To 'Mademoiselle'

Spurred by the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, French feminists are taking on what they see as one of the most entrenched and subtle barriers to gender equality in France: the word "mademoiselle." They say the term is irrelevant and insulting.
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Idris Elba: The Man Who Is Luther, Was Stringer, And Could Be James Bond

Idris Elba returns to his Emmy-nominated role in BBC America's Luther tonight. His history playing conflicted men who understand both sides of the law has brought him acclaim, but one particular rumor about an iconic role just keeps coming up — and he's doing nothing to make it go away.
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We're All Just 'Guys'

It used to be that guys were guys and girls were girls. But now everyone's a guy and Frank Deford is confused.
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Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun

Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Jules Leotard became immortal — by entering the English language. But when your entire life is reduced to a single definition, the results are sometimes upsetting.
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Caffeinated Women May Be Fighting Depression With Every Cup

A Harvard School of Public Health study of more than 50,000 nurses suggests the more caffeine they drank, the less likely they were to be diagnosed with depression. Researchers are calling for more study on why this might be.
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Obama To Heckler: 'I Agree Jesus Christ Is The Lord'

The young man who interrupted the president's fundraiser in Los Angeles, though, also shouted that "Barack Obama is the Antichrist!" See the video.
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Op-Ed: U.S. Military Must Stay On In Iraq

The U.S. military faces a December 31 deadline to withdraw from Iraq. Many Americans argue that it is time for Iraq to stand on its own. But Meghan O'Sullivan, former deputy national security adviser to President George W. Bush, says the U.S. must maintain a strong force in Iraq.

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