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Group dislikes 2nd special prosecutor in Laquan McDonald shooting

Lawyers for a coalition that sought a special prosecutor in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer reacted with dismay at the appointment Thursday of Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon, saying they had hoped for someone who was "fully independent" of …

The Suicide Squad star told GQ that he believes gay actors do not have the same opportunities in Hollywood as their straight counterparts<p>Jared Leto believes a gay leading man would not have the same opportunities in the film industry which he believes is still “very conservative”. In a new …

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Photos Show First Functional, Powered On iPhone 7

While several photos depicting what is believed to be the iPhone 7 have surfaced in recent months, most if not all of the components have been early prototypes, design molds, or well-designed Chinese counterfeits. A new series of photos have leaked, however, that quite possibly could be the real …

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

China plans to boost penalties for sex with girls under 14 by considering it rape in all cases

China is planning to close a loophole that allowed some men to get away with relatively light penalties after having sex with girls under age 14, state media said Monday, following public outrage over high-profile offenders including government officials and a school administrator.<p>A proposed …

Police thwart potential gun massacre at Pokémon World Championship

Police in Boston have arrested two men who drove from Iowa to the Pokémon World Championship in Boston with a boot packed with guns and …

Chief executive of Swiss watchmaking group says its smartwatches will last nine months per battery and not collect user data<p>The chief executive of watchmaking corporation Swatch has dismissed the Apple Watch as an “interesting toy”, as he set out the company’s smartwatch plans.<p>Nick Hayek Jr said …

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Oklahoma City labor commissioner Mark Costello’s 26-year-old son arrested on first-degree murder charge at scene of Sunday’s incident<p>A man charged with killing his father, who was Oklahoma’s labor commissioner, repeatedly stabbed him with a large kitchen knife in the neck and head at a busy …

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Meet the new young Hollywood — 30 stars under 30 whose careers are blowing up

Some of these fresh faces will land coveted roles, turn studio projects into box office hits, and even go on to garner award nominations for their performances.<p>While some young stars — Jennifer Lawrence (24), Daniel Radcliffe (26), and Emma Stone (26) — have already solidified their Hollywood …

Tony Robinson, Rubén García, and Police Brutality Against Brown Bodies

<i>Memorial for Rubén García Villalpando (Family Photo)</i><p>On Friday, February 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside of Dallas, Texas. García was unarmed and reportedly had his hands in the air shortly after stepping out of his …

Tony Robinson's Casket and the Brown Child Martyr Syndrome

I've grown so used to shouting the names of martyrs I will never meet that when I finally stood before one, my character collapsed in a moment of surrealism. I said to myself, "This is the one they've been talking about."<p>At his funeral, people talked about Tony Robinson's life, and one thing he …

VIDEO=> Madison Board Member Caught on Tape Unlocking Police Building Doors to Protest Mob

by Jim Hoft March 21, 2015<p><b>A far left Dane County Board member surrendered his keys and pass card to the City-County building after unlocking the</b> …

Mother of Tony Robinson: I was isolated at hospital and not told of son's death

Tony Terrell Robinson was shot dead by Madison police. This is how it happened<p>Read more<p>The mother of Tony Terrell Robinson Jr has spoken of the “gut-wrenching” wait in a hospital waiting room after her son was shot. “At that time, I still had hope,” Andrea Irwin told the Guardian.<p>Robinson was shot …

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Family of Cop Who Killed Tony Robinson Defends Officer

The family of a Madison, Wisconsin, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man earlier this month on Thursday released a statement defending the officer and saying that they are "deeply saddened" by the killing.<p>Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny, a 12-year-police veteran, fatally shot Tony …

Wisconsin Final Four team has a family tree with deep coaching roots

As the<p>Wisconsin Badgersembark on a mission not impossible in theNCAAFinal Four on Saturday, it might be useful, as you watch, to understand their roots.<p>They are a mosaic of hand-me-downs.<p>Their game against Kentucky, 38-0 and presumably unbeatable, may be seen as a morality play.<p>It will match …

Rachel Maddow rips Mike Pence to shreds for his evasive defense of Indiana’s discrimination law

MSNBC host highlights absurdity of GOP governor’s floundering justification for “religious freedom” law<p>MSNBC host Rachel Maddow eviscerated Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Monday night over his evasive defense of his state's anti-gay "religious freedom" law, highlighting the Republican governor's …

President Obama accused by senior Republican of 'weak' stance on Russia

President Barack Obama faced calls Sunday to pursue a more hawkish line on Russia, with an influential Republican foreign policy voice suggesting the US leader lacked sufficient insight over Vladimir Putin's intentions.<p>Arizona senator and former White House candidate John McCain suggested that …

Chimpanzees to retire from US government research

<b>The National Institute of Health, the largest funder of medical research in the US, is planning to stop using chimpanzees in laboratory experiments. But where will the chimpanzees go and how will it affect scientific research?</b><p>The head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said its decision to …

11 Minutes of Pure Beatboxing Genius

Using only his voice and a microphone, Australian beatboxer Tom Thum gave a dynamic performance at TEDxSydney in May. His 11-minute act was uploaded …

America’s Dystopian New Normal

America was supposed to be different. Now economic inequality seems insurmountable. By Lloyd Green.<p>Five years into the Obama presidency, we are …

George Zimmerman Could Face Civil Suits, Death Threats, Federal Prosecution

George Zimmerman left a Florida courtroom Saturday night a free man after being acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, but his troubles …

Google Play appears to confuse Mickey Mouse with gay erotica

Google makes all but four cents of its money from advertising.<p>Its systems are so sophisticated that, if only governments would bow to them, they could sell policies to the right people at the right time (and at the right price) for perfect social harmony.<p>And yet there are moments when Google's …

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Report vaguely hints at ‘aggressive’ iWatch team hires, late 2014 debut

As reported by Financial Times, “people familiar with Apple’s plans” for the iWatch are claiming Apple has started a hiring frenzy as they ramp up development of the upcoming product. The article goes on to state that people close to Apple feel that “the timing of the hiring spree implied the …

White supremacy, meet black rage

How does black life come to have value in a white supremacist system, where the rules only apply to us?<p>Yesterday, six women in the state of Florida, five of them white, made clear that the inherent value of black life and black personhood is legally indefensible.<p>The legal sanctioning of George …