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Jessica Krug’s sister-in-law says they found out from the media that she lied about being Black

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A family member of the George Washington University professor who revealed that she had been lying about being Black for years says they're outraged. University officials have said Jessica Krug will no longer teach ...

Her Bollywood actor boyfriend’s death prompted a media firestorm. Now, she’s been arrested on alleged drug offenses

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New Delhi, India A Bollywood actress has been arrested on alleged drugs offenses in the latest development of an ongoing celebrity saga that has transfixed the Indian public and dominated headlines for months. Rhea C...

Twitter and Facebook shut down accounts linked to youth conservative group’s misleading social media campaign

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Twitter and Facebook have shut down accounts on their platforms reportedly linked to a misleading social media campaign run by Turning Point Action, an offshoot of popular conservative youth activist organization Tu...

New Yorkers take to social media to mock the Justice Department’s anarchy jurisdiction label

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New Yorkers are weighing in on what they think it means to live in an "anarchist jurisdiction" after the Department of Justice labeled Manhattan, Portland and Seattle as such in a new declaration. The Justice Depar...

Watchdogs open probes into alleged misconduct and retaliation at US Agency for Global Media

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Washington Two government watchdogs have launched investigations into allegations of retaliation and misconduct by President Donald Trump's head of the US Agency for Global Media. It is the latest development to hit ...

Social media criticizes UGA fans for not wearing masks, but school says they were following guidelines

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Social media blew up during the Georgia versus Auburn game, not because of football, but because of the crowd. Crowd shots from the TV coverage appeared to show groups within the stadium with few fans wearing masks...

Monica Roberts, a Black trans journalist who covered the killings of trans women before national media did, dies at 58

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Monica Roberts had no predecessor. Before her groundbreaking blog, there were few news sites for Black transgender women like her. And before Monica Roberts, no journalist had painstakingly recorded and reported on...

The legendary Mel Brooks takes to social media to share his support of Joe Biden

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Comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks has never made a political video, until 2020. Brooks' son Max posted an endorsement message from his father to his Twitter account Wednesday. "My father, @MelBrooks, is 94. He has...

House Oversight Committee moves to subpoena border agency over lewd social media posts

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Washington The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee plans to subpoena US Customs and Border Protection for documents relating to inappropriate or derogatory social media posts or the Facebook groups that had such...

Ecuador star Pervis Estupinan finds his missing passport after social media appeal

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Everyone knows the feeling. You're on the way the airport and, suddenly, your heart drops: "I've forgotten my passport." Ecuador defender Pervis Estupinan would have experienced such dread on Wednesday as he attempt...

New Zealand media giant Stuff apologizes for racism toward indigenous Māori people

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New Zealand's largest media publisher, Stuff, has publicly apologized for the way it has portrayed Māori people, after an internal investigation uncovered evidence of "racism and marginalisation" in its representati...

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani apologizes for social media post as FA investigates

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Edinson Cavani is apologizing for language he used in a social media post after he scored two goals for Manchester United in its Premier League match against Southampton on Sunday. The Uruguayan thanked a follower u...

Argentina rugby captain Pablo Matera, two other players suspended for ‘discriminatory and xenophobic’ social media posts

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Pablo Matera has been stripped of his role as Argentina's rugby captain and suspended alongside teammates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for "discriminatory and xenophobic" social media posts dating from between 20...

Federal watchdog: ‘substantial likelihood of wrongdoing’ at US Agency for Global Media

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The Office of Special Counsel says it "found a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing" at the US Agency for Global Media, led by a controversial Trump political appointee. According to a letter dated Wednesday and ob...

F1 driver Nikita Mazepin apologizes for ‘inappropriate behavior’ after video on social media surfaces

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Nikita Mazepin, who is set to race for Formula One team Haas next season, has apologized after a video was posted on social media believed to be him, touching the breast of a woman sitting in a car. "I would like to...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under national security law

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Hong Kong Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was charged under a controversial national security law on Friday, police said, amid a crackdown on democracy activists in the city. Lai, 73, who is known for his support o...

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