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The death of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor was huge news last week. By this point you’ve read obits, appreciations and remembrances from every major news outlet. As much as you love her, you might be, as one colleague put it, “All Taylored-out.” But allow us to offer one more Taylor appreciation.

It offers a rare look inside the life of what some call “The Last Movie Star.”

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The world of politics lost a pioneer in Geraldine Ferraro Saturday.  The first female major party candidate for vice president died at 75. She and many women before her paved the way in what is still an uphill battle for women in politics:

Ninety years after women won the right to vote, they’re helping to correct a shocking inequity. High-profile female politicians such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin notwithstanding, the number of women in elected office in the United States is disproportionately low.

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“What’s funny is I see old photographs of Amy in her 20s, and she’s much prettier these days … She still does it for me.” – Vince Gill on his wife Amy Grant.



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