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Legal Aid, the largest social justice law firm in N.Y.C., fights for those the criminal justice system is stacked against. Right now, besides representing people arrested during this week’s marches, Legal Aid is [suing the N.Y.P.D.](https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-legal-aid-lawsuit-20200603-c7cgrffts5gbla7kxjhu2lbqg4-story.html) for keeping over 100 protestors in jail for over 24 hours between arrest and arraignment (which is illegal). —Samuel
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Dwyane Wade has defended wife Gabrielle Union following the discrimination complaint she filed on Thursday after her firing from NBCUniversal’s America’s Got Talent. After NBC called Union’s accusations “categorically untrue,” the former NBA star took to social media to share his thoughts on the ordeal. “Y’all have deemed her a liar after months of trying
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The following contains major spoilers for season four of 13 Reasons Why After four years of traumatic storylines that involved teen suicide, sexual assault, gun violence, homophobia, drug abuse, and mental health, 13 Reasons Why has come to an end. On Friday, at a time when hype for the once widely-discussed teen series had long
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WARNING: This article and video contain coarse language and may be offensive or inappropriate for some audience members. Please read at your own discretion. Travis Barker, the 44-year-old drummer of Blink-182, has joined forces with Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), for yet another musical collaboration. This time, the two have covered Rage Against the Machine‘s 1992
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Matthew StockmanGetty Images As protests fighting for racial justice broke out this week triggered by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and other past injustices, brands are being forced to reflect on the role they play in advancing inclusion and diversity in the workplace and online. Now, Alexis Ohanian,
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With Donald Trump largely out of sight, hidden in the White House behind newly erected chain-link fencing, America has been left to wade through days of unrest with a keyboard warrior—not a president—in charge. As the leadership vacuum widens and protests engulf the country, Democrats in Congress are working to convert the passion and fury
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Returning with the “Healthcare Hero of the Week” segment, Jimmy Kimmel has surprised yet another one of his guests ⁠— with the help of Luke Skywalker himself: Mark Hamill. On Thursday night’s virtual, social-distancing episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the 52-year-old TV host honoured a front-line health-care worker who has been conducting coronavirus tests by inviting
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The Trump administration’s decision Monday to forcibly remove protesters from outside the White House, seemingly so that President Donald Trump could hold a photo op, has become a flash point in the ongoing unrest and widespread protests over George Floyd’s killing and systemic racial injustice. Federal police and law enforcement officials used tear gas, rubber
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Steven Avery, the convicted murderer, who is the subject and star of Netflix‘s hit crime documentary series Making a Murderer, has tested positive for COVID-19. The 57-year-old’s attorney Kathleen Zellner confirmed that her client had contracted the novel coronavirus in a tweet on Wednesday. “It is true that Steven Avery has tested positive for the COVID-19
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They all have ways of figuring that out. Of course, executives make renewal and cancellation decisions based on many different factors: Buzz, awards potential, and critical adoration can make a difference. But TV has always been a numbers game, and without realizing it, we have exchanged one pitiless barometer—ratings—for another pitiless (and secret) barometer: whether
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As the Trump administration responds to the nationwide protests over George Floyd’s killing by pushing the use of military force, the Department of Justice, too, is ramping up its oversight over protesters. BuzzFeed News reports that the Justice Department officially issued approval Sunday for the Drug Enforcement Administration to expand its activities for the next
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The second season of Dirty John—subtitled The Betty Broderick Story—expands on the first season’s themes of lies and gaslighting within marriage while telling an entirely new true crime story. In 1991, Elizabeth “Betty” Broderick was convicted of murdering her ex-husband, medical malpractice lawyer Daniel Broderick, and his new wife Linda Kolkena. The murder was the
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