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Amara Enyia’s mayoral campaign receives $400K donation from Chance the Rapper

As the Trump administration continues to throw this country into one unprecedented scandal after another, more celebrities find themselves using their platforms to get more engaged in politics. On Wednesday, Chance the Rapper turned activist put his money where his mouth is by donating $400,000 to mayoral candidate Amara Enyia‘s campaign ...

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Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim

A Belarusian model deported from Thailand for soliciting is detained in transit at a Moscow airport.

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Common wishes Travis Scott would pull out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show: “They don’t really support Black people”

Common is a rapper, actor, and activist with a clear understanding of where he stands when it comes to the NFL. During a recent interview with TMZ, ...

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Uncertainty over U.S.-Vietnam agreement leads to deportation concerns

Over the past two years, dozens of Vietnamese nationals have been detained and community groups have learned of pre-1995 immigrants who had been ...

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Muhammad Ali honored with the renaming of Louisville Airport

  Muhammad Ali, the legendary heavyweight boxing champion and social justice activist who unapologetically became known as “The Greatest,” is ...

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Football Leaks: 'Suspected hacker' detained in Hungary

A Portuguese man detained in Hungary is suspected of hacking documents from clubs, media reports say.

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Ex-Marine Held in Russia on Spying Charge Gets Prison Visit 

The brother of a former U.S. Marine with multiple citizenships says Irish government representatives have visited Paul Whelan at the Russian prison where he is being held on an espionage charge. David Whelan said in a Wednesday statement that according to diplomatic staff members from Ireland, conditions were good in the Moscow prison where ...

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Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

A US-born journalist working for Iranian media was allegedly subjected to "violent and abusive" treatment.

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Activists worry ex-Chicago officer will get 'slap on the wrist'

"People want Jason Van Dyke to do virtual life in prison," one activist said before Friday's sentencing. "Anything less would not be justice for ...

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Activist arrested in Zimbabwe for 'inciting violence on social media'

Evan Mawarire, a renowned Zimbabwe pastor and activist, was arrested at his home in Harare on Wednesday, his lawyer told CNN.

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US Federal Workers Take On Odd Jobs to Make Ends Meet

When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for ...

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Zimbabwe fuel protests: Opposition activist Pastor Mawarire arrested

Opposition activist Pastor Mawarire is taken from his home as fuel price protests enter their third day.

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention of Press TV’s Marzieh Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin of New Orleans, ...

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Carlos Ghosn: Renault 'preparing to replace' jailed boss

Renault is "preparing to replace" the detained executive as chief executive and chairman, reports say.

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Bolsonaro sends captured Italian fugitive to Salvini as 'a little gift'

A leftist Italian fugitive has been detained in Bolivia and will be sent to Italy as "a little gift" from far-right Brazilian President Jair ...

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Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory attacked on ‘The View’ over Farrakhan ties

Things got heated this week when Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory made an appearance on The View. Monday, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and ...

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For Uber, Lyft, Others, Government Shutdown Slows IPOs

The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. The shutdown, now in its fourth week, has all but darkened the Securities and Exchange Commission, the government agency that oversees the markets. Most of the SEC's ...

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Salif Coulibaly: Mali international leaves Egypt's Al Ahly for Iraq

Egyptian giants Al Ahly announce the departure of their Mali international defender Salif Coulibaly after only six months at the club.

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American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse.  A 2018 expose published by the U.S.-based research organization ProPublica and Time magazine on the More Than Me Academy sparked public outrage over the ...

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Juan Guaidó: Venezuela's opposition leader briefly detained

Juan Guaidó said on Friday he was ready to assume the country's presidency on an interim basis.

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Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday ...

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Sharm el-Sheikh: UK should end flight ban - Egyptian ambassador

Hundreds of thousands of Britons used to visit the resort before a terror attack on a plane there in 2015.

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Actress Rania Youssef facing jail term over revealing dress

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef is set to appear in court after being accused of "inciting debauchery".

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Kevin Fret: Rapper shot to death in Puerto Rico at 24

Rapper and LGBT activist Kevin Fret was shot to death Thursday as he rode a motorbike in Puerto Rico, CNN affiliate Noticentro.tv reported.

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Activist from lunch counter protest photo dies at 84

John Hunter Gray worked closely with Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

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Russia Dismisses Reports of Prisoner Swap With US

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow ...

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