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  • Denzel Washington may join Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson who have won 3 Oscars
    Denzel_washington_may_join_meryl_streep__jack_nicholson_who_have_won_3_oscars 2017-02-24 07:47:41 UTC
    By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen. Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed. Both...
  • Dozens of U.S. asylum seekers have been crossing into Canada
    Dozens_of_u.s._asylum_seekers_have_been_crossing_into_canada_ 2017-02-23 19:56:13 UTC
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed cooperation along the countries' shared border, Trudeau's office said in a statement that did not give details. Dozens of asylum seekers, worried about...
  • Jackie Evancho wants Trump to meet her transgender sister
    Jackie_evancho_wants_trump_to_meet_her_transgender_sister 2017-02-23 20:27:43 UTC
    Singer Jackie Evancho, who sang the national anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration, wants the president to meet with her and her transgender sister after his decision to roll back protection for transgender students granted under the Obama adminis...
  • George Clooney: Trump and Bannon Are Hypocritical ‘Hollywood Elitists’
    George_clooney-_trump_and_bannon_are_hypocritical_%e2%80%98hollywood_elitists%e2%80%99 2017-02-23 08:46:23 UTC
    Despite President Donald Trump and his trusty chief strategist Steve Bannon continuously criticizing the so-called “Hollywood elitism” plaguing the country, George Clooney is here to remind you that these two gentlemen, in fact, have very strong a...
  • Trump rolls back transgender protections
    Trump_revokes_transgender_student_rights_guidance 2017-02-23 05:27:58 UTC
    President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Obama ...
  • The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
    The_oscars_2017___89th_academy_awards 2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
    By Alicia Powell | LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday. Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look ...
  • States' rights? Not for retirement
    Retirement_ 2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
    By Mark Miller | CHICAGO So much for states’ rights. The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
  • "The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
    'la_la_land'_global_gathering 2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
    By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood s...
  • Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
    Civil_rights-_loving_v._virginia 2017-02-21 07:27:00 UTC
    <h2>Here’s The History Behind ‘Loving,’ A Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory<strong></h2>The movie celebrates the love story at the center of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended racial discrimination for marriage.</strong><h...
  • Trump's new Exec Order: ICE has the authority to deport undocumented immigrants
    Trump's_new_exec_order-_ice_has_the_authority_to_deport_undocumented_immigrants 2017-02-19 04:42:32 UTC
    The entire population of nearly 12 million Undocumented immigrants are subject to deportation. The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to ...
  • Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
    Human_rights_and_the_dignity_of_all_students_upheld_in_california_schools 2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
    Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools. California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a href="http://global-gathering.com/pictures/20420"><strong>memo</strong></a...
  • Anti-Trump rallies staged across U.S. cities
    Anti-trump_rallies_staged_across_u.s._cities 2017-02-17 19:22:11 UTC
    By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON - A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration will unfold on Friday in cities across the country, with activists urging Americans to skip work and school in a ...
  • U.S. federal agents arrested hundreds of immigrants this week
    U.s._federal_agents_arrested_hundreds_of_immigrants_this_week 2017-02-11 08:27:20 UTC
    By Sharon Bernstein and Kristina Cooke U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions. Reports of immigration swee...
  • More than 9.2 million sign for Obamacare
    More_than_9.2_million_sign_for_obamacare 2017-02-04 02:47:34 UTC
    More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday. Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year...
  • Crisis Mode In Silicon Valley; don't travel outside the country right now
    Crisis_mode_in_silicon_valley__don't_travel_outside_the_country_right_now 2017-02-04 02:35:35 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kate Mitchell said her startup companies have a message for their employees who are foreign nationals: Don't travel outside the country right now. "Common sense would say, why take the...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to Trump: 'Why don't we switch jobs?'
    16914_arnold_schwarzenegger_to_trump-_'why_don't_we_switch_jobs_' 2017-02-03 01:30:28 UTC
    Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Instagram and Twitter and offered this rebuttal: "Hey, Donald. I've got a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs? You take over TV, as you're such an expert in ratings. I take over your job and people can finally get to...
  • Trump threatens to cut funding to the U.C. Berkeley
    Trump_threatens_to_cut_funding_to_the_u.c._berkeley 2017-02-03 00:42:55 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF./NEW YORK - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters forcing the cancellation of an appearance by a far-right Breitbart News editor. Trump's...
  • Women stage massive anti-Trump protests across U.S.
    Gals-on-wall-gif 2017-01-22 07:34:49 UTC
    Washington (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women, many wearing pink knit hats, marched through downtown Washington, and also thronged the streets of San francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston to rebuke Trump on his first full da...
  • Day 1: Trump presidency faces global protests - Women's march
    Day_1-_trump_presidency_faces_global_protests_-_women's_march 2017-01-22 19:56:24 UTC
    By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against President Donald Trump, mocking and denouncin...
  • Inauguration Day protests across the Bay Area
    16872_large_gathering_on_the_golden_gate_bridge_to_oppose_the_inauguration_of_trump 2017-01-21 02:15:40 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of protesters, many clad in purple, linked arms from one end of the Golden Gate Bridge to the other on Friday to oppose the inauguration of a president soundly rejected by California voters. So many people were gatherin...
  • Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
    Thousands_will_be_in_d.c._to_stand_with_women 2017-01-22 07:35:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) — A day after the inauguration, more than 200 men and women from the Knoxville-area are in Washington D.c. for the women’s march on Washington. Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 p...
  • Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
    Planned_parenthood_asked_federal_judge_to_block_medicaid_cuts_in_texas 2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
  • Anti-Trump protesters stage civil rights march
    Anti-trump_protesters_stage_civil_rights_march 2017-01-18 04:06:39 UTC
    We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope. By Lacey Johnson | WASHINGTON U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald ...
  • Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
    Singer_jennifer_holliday_pulls_out_of_trump_inauguration_event 2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
    By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...