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Erykah Badu

If you were to try and fit Erykah Badu into a neat little box, you might say she's a soul singer/songwriter and leave it at that.

But you'd fail to acknowledge her many other talents, from her work as an actress (Cider House Rules and the upcoming What Men Want), to her otherworldly grasp of social media, to her work helping babies into the world as a certified doula.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a popular vet in Fort Worth is under investigation; the Dallas mayor says Toyota chose Plano over Dallas because of DISD; why did Erykah Badu sing “Happy Birthday” to the Swaziland king?; and more: