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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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UCLA student, Rachel Beyda, refused council seat for being Jewish

A UCLA student shocked the school’s community with her tale of discrimmination from members of the university’s student government in her The Daily Bruin op-ed. Rachel Frenklak detailed the events and called More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Sequel News: ‘GI Joe 3′ villains, ‘Frozen 2′ and ‘Insurgent’ goes ‘virtual’

As the movie season moves past the Oscars, there are a few bits worth noting: Frozen fans getting a tease with the new short, GI Joe 3 villain rumors heat up and the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, drops a virtual More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Oscar winner Patricia Arquette to follow ‘Boyhood’ with ‘Electric Slide’

Patricia Arquette follows up her Oscar-winning performance in Boyhood with the crime drama Electric Slide. Actress Patricia Arquette took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Boyhood More...

By Guest Author On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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‘McFarland USA’ Movie Review: uplifting Disney film with rehashed story

The simplest way to describe McFarland USA is as an underdog sports story. We’re all very familiar with the formula: nobody thinks the athletes (in this case, cross country runners) are good enough (even the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Museum of the Bible begins construction in Washington DC

The eight-story, 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible took a giant step toward its 2017 opening in Washington, D.C., beginning with surgical demolition of a 1982 addition to the historical building that will More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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YouTube celebrates their 10th anniversary

YouTube is certainly a household name and depository of videos from all over the globe, but it may surprise some folks when they learn the site is only ten years old. The history of YouTube began on February 14, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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Recent Human Trafficking Arrests Bring Issue to Forefront

When looked at by outsiders, the problem of human trafficking can seem like a foreign or international issue. Most believe it couldn’t possibly take place domestically – at least not in large numbers. However, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Aleksander Doba named Nat Geo ‘Adventurer of the Year’ over Tommy Caldwell, Will Gadd

Aleksander Doba has been named the 2015 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year for completing the longest open-water kayak crossing of the Atlantic Ocean — at age 67. Doba was selected from More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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AARP examines new pew survey on prayer, why is there disappointment

In the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine, an article discusses recent Pew stats that highlight interesting tidbits about the praying habits of everyday Americans. Highlights include: Praying Habits Increase More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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NBA Legend Bill Russell shares birthday with Lorne Greene, Abraham Lincoln

Bill Russell, the legendary center for the Boston Celtics, celebrates a birthday alongside of other greats in their respective fields: US President Abraham Lincoln and actor Lorne Greene. Russell was a dominating More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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‘The Drop Box’ documentary coming to theaters in March

Focus on the Family and Fathom Events are partnering to being Pastor Lee Jong-rak’s story to theaters with the new documentary, The Drop Box. The screen goes aflutter as Pastor Lee Jong-rak hurries to a More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Rush Limbaugh attacks Obama on ‘wrong’ sexual assault, rape data

President Obama spoke briefly during the Grammy Awards with a PSA style message to raise awareness of violence against women, mentioning stats which talking head Rush Limbaugh claims is bogus. Limbaugh on air: “Now, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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This Day in History: The first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame goes to Joanne Woodward

On this day in 1960, the official groundbreaking ceremony is held for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first star rumored to be dedicated on the historic walkway belonged to the actress Joanne Woodward, an Academy More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Kevin Williams, arrested after links to human trafficking

A man with a history of human trafficking links was arrested Saturday after police discovered he held a woman and a minor female against their will. Kevin Williams was apprehended at a Motel 6 in Pittsburg, police More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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‘Blacklist’ season 2: NBC rolls at #RedontheRun Scavenger hunt to find James Spader’s character

In anticipation ofThe Blacklist’s move to Thursday nights, NBC has launched#RedOnTheRun, a scavenger hunt in 25 cities! Some of the cities are Baltimore, Tampa, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Dallas, San Francisco and More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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DEA database of Americans’ phone calls revealed

The Drug Enforcement Administration formerly maintained a secret database of Americans’ telephone calls to some foreign countries, the Justice Department revealed. The document filed by the department in a California More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Rapper Suge Knight surrenders to police after hit-and-run death

Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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California public defender Jami Tillotson arrested for protecting client’s rights

San Francisco deputy public defender Jami Tillotson was arrested outside a courtroom in the city’s Hall of Justice after officers say she resisted arrest and interfered with a police investigation. Tillotson More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Ban on abortion funding headed to Senate

Republican lawmakers pushed a bill through the House of Representatives that tightens restrictions on abortions after a bill with tougher language was dropped by the GOP controlled members of Congress. The bill More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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‘Justified’ season 6: Creators ‘don’t know’ how it will end

The FX hit show Justified returned for the sixth and final season this week and while the production is filming episode ten, the creative team claim to be a bit unsure how the show will “wrap up. “We absolutely More...

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