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Afternoon Tea 12.22.08

Donna Karan follows Vera Wang, Carmen Marc Valvo and Betsey Johnson as yet another designer who will not be showing in the tents during the shows this February. Who else is next? {WWD}
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They say that the Kennedy White House was too French and the Clintons’ too Arkansas. What will Barack and Michelle bring to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? A little Ernie Barnes and Romare Bearden perhaps? Let the predictions begin. {New York Times}
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RIAA says that they will stop suing music swappers and just work with Internet service providers to cut access to those who do. {Huffington Post}
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France to help Brazil build its first nuclear propelled submarine? Apparently now that the country has discovered a number of oil reserves off its coast, the government has become preocupied with defending its coastal waters. {BBC}

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