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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Top Avatar's Box Office Record This Week

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> rang in the new year by breaking even more box office records this weekend, raking in an estimated $88.3 million …

Ferguson Remembers The Death That Launched A Movement

This time around, police responded much differently.<p>FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hundreds of people gathered in the middle of a quiet street in this suburb of St. Louis to pay respect to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old whose shooting death sparked what some consider a new civil rights movement and a significant …

Justice

Access Framework

The Week in Review: Paris Shaken By Terror Attacks

One hundred thirty people were killed and 352 wounded across Paris last week during the largest terror attack in Europe in 10 years.<p>Assailants targeted victims during evening socializing – enjoying dinner, seeing a band and watching a soccer match. The six coordinated strikes were designed for …

Death Metal

Sorry, Catholic schools: Discriminating against gay people in the name of “religious freedom” just got harder

<b>(Mincemeat via Shutterstock)</b><p>As this Massachusetts lawyer says, “You can’t have equality if you can get married on Saturday and fired on Monday”<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>December 18, 2015 8:41pm (UTC)<p>Did you just feel an icy chill, homophobes who think hiding behind your religion will protect your …

LGBTQI

Volkswagen Starts Down Difficult Road of Winning Back Americans

DETROIT — Ever since Volkswagen admitted in September to cheating on diesel emissions tests in the United States, its sales and grand plans for growth in the American market have taken a nosedive.<p>Now, executives of the German automaker are embarking on what is perhaps the ultimate hard sell — …

The Tanners are together again in first 'Fuller House' photos

Oh Mylanta, there they are. After months of teasing, we finally have a full cast photo from <i>Fuller House</i>, Netflix's upcoming <i>Full House</i> spinoff.<p>"We …

Netflix: from DVD rentals to the verge of world domination

The streaming service announced plans at CES to become a ‘global TV network’ – and its strategy of ploughing its profits into programming might just pay off<p>When Netflix’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, took to the stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday to announce the streaming service’s expansion into a …

Las Vegas

Emma Watson Is Starting a Book Club—And You're Invited

Emma Watson wants us all to read more feminist literature.<p>The <i>Harry Potter</i> star and UN goodwill ambassador announced Wednesday via Twitter that she …

Obama gun-control measures: More than 100 celebrities offer support in letter

Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Olivia Munn, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and the Duplass brothers are among the dozens of Hollywood stars who signed …