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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...

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani handed three-match ban by FA over social media post

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Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has been handed a three-match ban and fined £100,000 ($ 136,594) by the English Football Association in relation to a social media post. The Uruguayan thanked a follower on ...

NHL star taking leave of absence after Russian media report left him ‘shaken and concerned’

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New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the NHL team, the Rangers announced Monday. The Russian star is "shaken and concerned" following "unfounded allegations" made against him, a...

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...

Iranian conservative cleric dies, according to state-run media

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Iranian conservative cleric Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah Yazdi died in Tehran on Friday, according to Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). The Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institute, ...

CPAC cancels speaker over anti-Semitic social media comments

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The upcoming annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- where former President Donald Trump will make his first speech since leaving the White House on Sunday -- booted a hip-hop artist and right-wing social...

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...

He was skeptical of Covid-19. Now, from his hospital bed, he posts videos on social media urging others to wear their masks

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A man who tested positive for the coronavirus after Christmas has posted several videos on social media warning others to wear their masks and learn from his mistake. "I didn't think masks would make that much of a ...

Democratic women poised to shake up male-dominated industry with new political media firm

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Recent success stories about women in politics are about candidates breaking barriers. There's a female vice president. More women than ever before serve in Congress. But when it comes to the people who help get the...

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...

State Department orders social media silence on mayhem at US Capitol as leaders tweet

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Washington US diplomats overseas were told Wednesday to suspend all social media posts given the mob assault on Capitol Hill in Washington, three diplomatic sources tell CNN, a step normally only taken during a terro...

A mother leads the social media charge to register bone marrow donors and help her son beat cancer

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To get more information about bone marrow donation, and to find out how you can help Jehvan and children like him, click here. "My baby has cancer." For California mom Kimberly Crompton, the painful realization "h...

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...

Iran unveils underground missile base on Gulf coast, state media says

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Iran has unveiled an underground base for "strategic missiles" on its Gulf coastline, according to state media. Video broadcast by state media Friday showed the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, Major Gen...

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 ...

Minneapolis wanted to hire social media influencers to help with the city’s message during Derek Chauvin’s trial

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Minneapolis had floated a plan to hire six social media influencers to help share information during the upcoming murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. But th...

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