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In festival-hit 'Moonlight,' growing up black and gay

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer TORONTO (AP) — The shimmering glow of Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” a poetic coming-of-age tale told across three chapters about a young gay black kid growing up in a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood of Miami, has lit up this year’s fall film festival circuit like no other film. Following its much-lauded debut at the Telluride Film ...

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No One Wants to Sit Next to Ted Cruz

Bane of his family’s existence Ted Cruz isn’t very popular among his colleagues, either—this much we knew. Ted, however, still seems to be struggling with the concept. Because while attending Antonin Scalia’s funeral this past weekend, he kept insisting on sitting next to other humans. And absolutely no one wanted to sit next to Ted. This sort of rejection almost ...

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NYPD Captain Says Teen Park Slope Serial Muggers Come From “Good Families” (White)

Last night at a city council meeting, NYPD 78th precinct commanding officer Frank DiGiacomo told attendees that recently apprehended suspects in a string of muggings in Park Slope are bike-riding teens that come from “good families” from “around the neighborhood.” What do you think he likely means by that? Per DNAinfo, DiGiacomo said: “Most of the kids are from good ...

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Did This 'Tiara-Wearing Lunatic' Bite a Fellow Plane Passenger or Is It Just a Case of Class Envy?

New York art curator Stacy Engman (who has a very colorful Instagram, for what it’s worth) was issued a summons for assault after allegedly biting a fellow first class passenger on a flight from Istanbul to JFK last summer. The best detail of the case: Engman, ever the elegant lady, was wearing a tiara when the biting supposedly happened In ...

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Brooklyn District Attorney Drops Charges Against All 5 Teens Accused in Brownsville Gang Rape

On Wednesday, the New York Times reports, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said that prosecutors would dismiss first-degree rape charges against the five teenagers who were accused of attacking an 18-year-old woman in Brooklyn early this year. The young woman initially told police that she and her father had been walking through Osborn Playground, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on January 7, ...

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Suit: South Carolina Woman Died in Jail After She Was “Deprived of Water”

On July 22, a day after she was arrested at a hospital for failing to pay court fines, Joyce Curnell, 50, of Edisto Island, South Carolina, was found dead at the Charleston County jail “because she was deprived of water,” her family alleges. Curnell was being treated for a stomach illness at Roper Hospital when she was arrested on an ...

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Don't Forget Donald Trump Is Currently Fighting Off Two Multimillion Dollar Lawsuits Over the Super Fake “Trump University” 

Late last year, on December 10, Donald Trump briefly slipped away from the public eye to give a closed-door, pretrial deposition in a class-action lawsuit filed against him in California, Yahoo News reports, relating to the now-defunct Trump University. The lawsuit revolves around the school Trump launched in 2005, promising to turn “anyone into a successful real estate investor,” but ...

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Antonin Scalia Spent His Last Day on Earth Living It Up With Members of a Very Old and Mysterious Hunting Society

According to the Washington Post, the late Justice Antonin Scalia spent his final day on this earth surrounded by members of a secretive, centuries-old, all-male society of wealthy sportsmen called the International Order of St. Hubertus. http://blackbag.gawker.com/did-obama-murd… John Poindexter, the man who owns Cibolo Creek Ranch, and C. Allen Foster, the Washington attorney with whom Scalia traveled to the ranch, ...

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What Was Your Favorite Jeb! Moment?

Image credit: Jeb Bush campaign As you may have heard, Jeb Bush’s campaign is no more. That doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce about our favorite moments, on and off the campaign trail, from the past eight months. Can you even believe it’s been that long? Anyway: You can discuss your favorite Jeb! moments in the comments below. It’s (probably) the ...

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Six Dead at Multiple Locations in “Random” Kalamazoo Shooting

Starting at around 6:00 p.m. this evening until roughly 1 a.m., an unidentified shooter killed six people seemingly at random in multiple locations throughout Kalamazoo, Michigan, one of whom was an 8-year-old child. Two more victims remain in critical condition, and the suspect, a 45-year-old man, is currently in custody. Police aren’t currently disclosing details of the shooter’s actions. Though ...

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