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Back in Baltimore, Oprah's longtime makeup artist transforms senior faces

BALTIMORE - Dorothy Lievers marveled at herself in the mirror just before she got her beauty shots taken in the brightly lit Mount Vernon studio of fashion photographer P.A. Greene. Her smooth, mahogany skin glowed. Smoky eye shadow with a tinge of shimmer danced across the ridge just under her eyebrows. Her lips had a hint of matte pink lipstick.

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Photo discovery leads to slave ancestor

Earlene Campbell-Coleman recently received a photo of a former slave who turned out to be her great-great-great grandfather. Frank Campbell was among 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests in 1838, to plantations in Louisiana, to help save Georgetown University. The photo of Campbell was the first picture of the slaves that genealogists have found.

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Game tips: 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' releases this April

"Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," the Nintendo Switch version of the popular Nintendo racer, is coming to the Switch on April 28. Nintendo has finally let loose some additional details spelling out exactly what kind of new content we can expect to see from the game when it finally makes its debut on the latest console and handheld hybrid from the big N.

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Parents @ Play: It's all connected

Whether you're putting together a puzzle, building a tower, looking for a new job, or just hanging out with your kids, life is all about connections. This week, we reviewed four unique ways you and your family can use physical connections to build stronger emotional ones.

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Chatting with the cast of the new 'Power Rangers' movie

Recently, we saw the new "Power Rangers" movie. The movie started by explaining the history of the Power Rangers and how they came to be Power Rangers. Jason (the Red Ranger, played by Dacre Montgomery), Billy (Blue, RJ Cyler), Trini (Yellow, Becky G.), Zack (Black, Ludi Lin) and (Pink, Naomi Scott) are high school students in the town of Angel Grove. Each of the characters has a unique personality and is not accepted by their peers. They all have problems or insecurities that prevent them from being too friendly and outgoing.

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Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

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Ex-etiquette: It's time for a change

Q: My kids' father and I do a pretty good job of co-parenting, but he does one thing that really bugs me - he NEVER returns the kids' clothes. I ask him for them and he tells me I'm nuts. His house is a black hole. I've gotten to the point that I make them change before they go to his home. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Living with Children: Differing parenting styles are a point of contention

Once again, a reader proves that parenting must be added to religion and politics as verboten subjects for polite conversation. A column I published back in December of 2016 went viral recently - yes, three months later (such things are mysteries to me). In it, I proposed that parents, not children, are the most important people in a family and that the husband-wife relationship, not the parent-child relationship, should be first and foremost.

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Photo discovery leads to slave ancestor

Earlene Campbell-Coleman recently received a photo of a former slave who turned out to be her great-great-great grandfather. Frank Campbell was among 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests in 1838, to plantations in Louisiana, to help save Georgetown University. The photo of Campbell was the first picture of the slaves that genealogists have found.
Molly Mathis The Charlotte Observer
Photo discovery leads to slave ancestor 1:58

Photo discovery leads to slave ancestor

Packet reporter gets surprise proposal while covering parade 1:10

Packet reporter gets surprise proposal while covering parade

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Baton Rouge toddler is garbage man's morning helper

How do you prevent suicide? Photo responses urge supporting those who are struggling 2:26

How do you prevent suicide? Photo responses urge supporting those who are struggling