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 Shop manager Debbie Armstrong adjusts the two-tone dress Friday in a window display of a shop in Lichfield, England.
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Shop manager Debbie Armstrong adjusts the two-tone dress Friday in a window display of a shop in Lichfield, England.

Science brings clarity to Internet debate on dress’s true colors

Controversy rages even if science can explain it. Is that dress on the Internet gold and white, or blue and black?

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    Kurdish fighters rout Islamic State militants from town near Iraq

    The victory marks a second blow to the violent Islamic State group in a month, highlighting the growing role of Syria’s Kurds in the fight.



     The two-tone dress, left, alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals.

    Debate over dress’s color takes Internet by storm

    University of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital doctors gave color commentary on why people are seeing different colors in an online photo.


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    Science brings clarity to Internet debate on dress’s true colors

    Controversy rages even if science can explain it. Is that dress on the Internet gold and white, or blue and black?



    Kurdish fighters rout Islamic State militants from town near Iraq

    The victory marks a second blow to the violent Islamic State group in a month, highlighting the growing role of Syria’s Kurds in the fight.


     
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