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Nanette Lepore offers a dose of escapism on runway

(Diane Bondareff / Associated Press)

Nanette Lepore, known for her youthful feminine fashions, sent embroidered caftans and colorful dresses with halter tops and cut-out backs down the runway on Sunday as a way to escape to warm, sunny places.

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Afghanistan’s Karzai calls for candidates Abdullah, Ghani to put aside differences

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The Afghan president’s comments came as concerns about potential violence rose in Kabul.

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Turkey will play important role in combating Islamic State, U.S. officials say

(Brendan Smialowski / Pool photo via Reuters)

But what exactly the country will do remains up in the air as U.S. and Turkish official continue talks.