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UConn soccer player loses lawsuit over obscene gesture

UConn soccer player loses lawsuit over obscene gesture

HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal judge has ruled that UConn did nothing wrong when it took away the scholarship of a soccer player who gave the middle finger to a television camera.
Viewers refute myth that black US films, TV are poor exports

Viewers refute myth that black US films, TV are poor exports

LOS ANGELES — To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs a few years ago, ABC Studios offered up glossy fare including “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington and “How to Get Away with Murder” with Oscar-winner Viola Davis.
K-pop fans become an unexpected ally to American protesters

K-pop fans become an unexpected ally to American protesters

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — As American protesters took to the streets to mourn the death of George Floyd, they found an unexpected ally: K-pop fans.
The 10 best movies released since theatres were shuttered

The 10 best movies released since theatres were shuttered

Believe it or not, a lot of new films have been released since movie theatres were shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic — and a lot of good films. They have arrived by streaming service, cable television, on-demand, drive-in and even Instagram.
Amid unrest, songs continue to voice the black experience

Amid unrest, songs continue to voice the black experience

NEW YORK — After watching the ghastly video of George Floyd dying as a police officer pressed a knee on his neck, Grammy-nominated R&B singer Trey Songz couldn’t sleep.
Hamilton a big sporting voice in Black Lives Matter movement

Hamilton a big sporting voice in Black Lives Matter movement

Prevented from doing his day job by the coronavirus outbreak, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is standing out during the pandemic through his passionate campaigning against racial injustice.
BP to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide amid virus pandemic

BP to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide amid virus pandemic

LONDON — Oil and gas company BP announced Monday that it will slash its global workforce by 10,000 jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic slams the energy industry.
The Obamas deliver speeches during YouTube virtual ceremony

The Obamas deliver speeches during YouTube virtual ceremony

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech Sunday that the nationwide protests following the recent deaths of unarmed black women and men including George Floyd were fueled from “decades worth of anguish, frustration, over une
JK Rowling's tweets on transgender people spark outrage

JK Rowling's tweets on transgender people spark outrage

LOS ANGELES — “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is facing hefty backlash after she posted a series of tweets about transgender people.
Bangladesh arrests at least 19 suspected people smugglers

Bangladesh arrests at least 19 suspected people smugglers

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested at least 19 suspected people smugglers following the killings last month of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya who were trying to reach Europe illegally, police said Monday.