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Facial-hair transplants for hipsters, and more

Some Brooklyn hipsters with patchy beards are getting facial-hair transplants to give them fashionable, lumberjack-style beards.

Facial-hair transplants for hipstersSome Brooklyn hipsters with patchy beards are getting facial-hair transplants to give them fashionable, lumberjack-style beards. Full beards have become “an important male identifier,” said Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a plastic surgeon who performs the $8,000 transplants. “One of the best investments I’ve ever made,” a now full-bearded customer told the New York Post.

Students deface James Meredith statueMore than 50 years after James Meredith became the first black student at the University of Mississippi, three white students have been accused of hanging a noose and a Confederate battle sign on a campus statue of the civil rights hero. The FBI is investigating the incident. Last year, a large crowd gathered on the Ole Miss campus to protest President Obama’s re-election, shouting racial slurs.

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