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This is 'the dress' that exploded on social media.

The dress is blue and gold

THIS is the the dress that broke the Internet. Social media exploded in furious debate over the color of this dress posted on social media. Is it blue and black? White and gold? Blue and gold?

Madonna performs at the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Madonna denounces rise of far right in Europe

Associated Press

Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France’s increasingly popular National Front party.

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Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

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Oregon's former first lady, Cylvia Hayes - at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber - has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.

UM to host first folio exhibit

- Associated Press

A first folio of William Shakespeare, considered one of the rarest and most treasured books in the world, will be on display at the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts for a month in 2016.

Songz among headliners for Essence's "Now Playing" concert

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R&B singer Trey Songz has joined the talent for the 2015 Essence Festival's opening night "Now Playing" concert on July 2. He'll share the bill with Christian rapper Lecrae and the show's other, previously announced marquee attraction, comedian Kevin Hart.

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

- Associated Press

Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated.

Walmart Foundation grant to support diabetes treatment

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The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment in the Marshallese community in northwestern Arkansas.

Former Jamestown doctor arrested in New York

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A former Jamestown medical doctor has been arrested in New York after being charged with 40 counts of TennCare fraud and two counts of theft of property.

Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples

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Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction - the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat - is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.