Whether an artist chooses a tough-looking shoe or a glittery one is often a reflection of the sound that goes with them.

See the style choices some musicians made this year:
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CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million After Alleged Sexual Harassment, Termination
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Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail
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When Barnie Botone told his grandmother he was a locomotive engineer, she cried. Their ancestor had been among dozens of Native Americans who were forcibly relocated by train to a U.S. Army prison camp.
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With their sense of place in constant flux, dream-pop duo The Dove & The Wolf rely on the colorful, comforting worlds they create to stay grounded.
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People who earn up to 400 percent of the poverty level are eligible for subsidies of the cost of their marketplace health plans. But many of the 5 million who aren't eligible feel crushed by rising costs.
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Two senior administration officials spoke to reporters about the Mulvaney announcement. They declined to speak on the record.

One said there’s “no time limit” on how long Mulvaney will be in the job.

President Trump has announced that Mick Mulvaney, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be acting White House chief of staff.
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At first, people were annoyed by his food skimming. Then he got fired –– and a debate began about whether workers in the billion dollar "to go" biz are treated fairly.
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RT @nprpolitics: "The young people rejected the Republican Party. There's really no other way to say it," retiring GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Leht…

Grammy-winning singer Nancy Wilson died yesterday at 81. Not only a singer, Wilson was the host of NPR's "Jazz Profiles," made guest appearances on TV variety programs and acted in several TV series.
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Just in: President Trump says Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be named acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing John Kelly.

After Decades, 'Rolling Thunder' To Make Its Last Big Ride Through Washington, D.C.
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RT @NPRHealth: In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone
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RT @nprpolitics: Michael Cohen On Trump In TV Interview: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'
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The specially trained officers and a social worker help connect those dealing with a mental health crisis to services that can help, whether it's finding housing resources or connecting them to mental healthcare.

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., will resign Dec. 31. His appointment came in the wake of GOP Sen. John McCain's death.
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A statue of the Indian civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi has been removed from the The University of Ghana campus in response to faculty protests highlighting what they call Gandhi's "racist identity."
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South Korean Company Sells Kim Jong Un Beauty Masks, Spurring Criticism
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