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An Explanation Of The Fiscal Cliff That Won't Make You Want To Jump Off A Real One

With the media busy hyperventilating into a paper bag over every excruciating development in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations, certain questions are being left unanswered. Specifically, questions like "what exactly is the fiscal cliff?" and "why should I give a damn?" Fortunately, the whole affair is much less complicated than some people would have you believe. Here's a balanced look at what you need to know in seven surprisingly pleasant minutes.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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