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House to vote on legislation making lynching a federal crime

House to vote on legislation making lynching a federal crime

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are set to cast a historic vote this week to designate lynching as a federal crime. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced last week that the House on Wednesday will take up HR 35, anti-lynching legislation introduced in the House by Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois called the…MORE

Former University of Texas tennis coach sentenced in admissions scam

Former University of Texas tennis coach sentenced in admissions scam

A former tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin who accepted $100,000 in bribes in the college admissions scam was sentenced to six months in prison Monday, prosecutors said. Michael Center, 55, last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. In exchange for the bribes, Center agreed with the mastermind of the…MORE

Harvey Weinstein still faces charges in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein still faces charges in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein, facing at least five years in prison after a New York jury found him guilty of sex crimes, still has more charges to deal with in California. Prosecutors in Los Angeles charged Weinstein in early January with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013.…MORE

Nike released a touching tribute to Kobe Bryant on the day of his memorial

Nike released a touching tribute to Kobe Bryant on the day of his memorial

Sometimes you can say a lot without saying much at all. Nike released a touching tribute to Kobe Bryant on Monday, released just as the public memorial service honoring Bryant and his daughter Gianna got underway. The simple yet effective tribute featured no videos or images. Rather, with various audio clips playing in the background,…MORE

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving ‘Riverdale’

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving ‘Riverdale’

Both Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving “Riverdale” at the end of its current fourth season, a rep for the CW tells CNN. Ulrich played Jughead’s dad (played by Cole Sprouse). He tells CNN in a that while he will miss everyone, it’s time to move on. “I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve…MORE

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Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving ‘Riverdale’

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving ‘Riverdale’

Both Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving “Riverdale” at the end of its current fourth season, a rep for the CW tells CNN. Ulrich played Jughead’s dad (played by Cole Sprouse). He tells CNN in a that while he will miss everyone, it’s time to move on. “I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve…

Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and others react to Weinstein verdict

Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and others react to Weinstein verdict

Hollywood was at the forefront of the Harvey Weinstein trial and on Monday many in the industry reacted to his verdict. The disgraced film producer was found guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman. A New York jury acquitted…

Time’s Up says Weinstein verdict ‘marks a new era of justice’

Time’s Up says Weinstein verdict ‘marks a new era of justice’

Time’s Up has applauded the conviction of disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, saying the moment “marks a new era of justice” in a statement released following Monday’s verdict. “This trial — and the jury’s decision today — marks a new era of justice, not just for the Silence Breakers, who spoke out at great personal…