Mom Accused of Whipping 4-Year-Old to Death

In today's link roundup: Vastie Coleman was allegedly upset because her child wet himself. Plus: Will Smith heads to Philly to honor high-achieving kids. 

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Texas mom accused of whipping 4-year-old to death: The child's offense? He wet himself. In this tragic and completely senseless case, 27-year-old Vastie Coleman has been arrested, and her two other children -- who describe routine beatings in court documents -- have been taken into protective custody, Houston's KHOU reports. An attorney representing them has questioned whether they should have been removed from the home a long time ago. 

Keith Ellison on Michele Bachmann: She thinks Muslims are evil: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) laughed off claims by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) that he has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, but he had his own comments about her mindset.

Alicia Keys' new look: Over the years, she's had just about every hairstyle except a short one. Check out the singer's bob here.

Will Smith Goes to Philly to honor high-achieving kids: He and Jaden are set to return to Philadelphia this weekend, July 20-22, in celebration of the 9th Annual Charlie Mack's Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend.

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