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The Trump Administration Is Detaining Migrant Children in Clandestine Shelters

The Trump Administration Is Detaining Migrant Children in Clandestine SheltersThe federal government is relying on secret shelters to hold unaccompanied minors, in possible violation of the long-standing rules for the care of immigrant children, a Reveal investigation has found. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the government agency that cares for unaccompanied minors, has never made the shelters’ existence public or even disclosed them to the minors’ own attorneys in a landmark class-action case. It remains unclear how many total sites are under operation, but there are at least five in Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia, holding at least 16 boys and girls for the refugee agency, some as young as 9 years old. Minors being held at the clandestine facilities initially were placed at known shelters around the country but later were transferred to these off-the-books facilities that specialize in providing for youth with mental health and behavioral challenges….

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Lupita Nyong’o Says ‘Us’ Required Her To Go To ‘Dark Places’ Wit...

Lupita Nyong’o Says ‘Us’ Required Her To Go To ‘Dark Places’ Wit…Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, the Oscar winner praised her new film as “a nightmare from Jordan Peele’s mind.” ….. Read More.HUFFINGTON POST – Celebrity | General EntertainmentWed, March 13, 20191 week ago

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The People Who Hated the Web, Even Before Facebook

The People Who Hated the Web, Even Before FacebookThirty years ago this week, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web at CERN, the European scientific research center.  Suffice it to say the idea took off. The web made it easy for everyday people to create and link together pages on what was then a small network. The programming language was simple, and publishing was as painless as uploading something to a server with a few tags in it.There was real and democratic and liberatory potential there, and so it’s not at all surprising that people— not least Berners-Lee himself—are choosing to remember and celebrate this era. This was the time before social media and FAANG supremacy and platform capitalism, when the internet was not nearly as dependent on surveillance and advertising as it is now. Attention was more widely distributed. The web had broken the broadcast and…

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Actor James Woods is a main conduit for content from the far-right fever swamps to million...

Actor James Woods is a main conduit for content from the far-right fever swamps to million…Melisa Joskow / Media Matters James Woods, a far-right Hollywood actor with a large Twitter following, has increasingly become a megaphone for content from the internet fever swamps, amplifying it by pushing it to his followers — a role that has been noted by journalists, social media analysts, and far-right users themselves. Woods, whose verified Twitter account has more than 2 million followers, is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, and his criticism of the left regularly receives positive coverage from conservative media publications. Some right-wing outlets have even characterized Woods as a potential California gubernatorial candidate and championed him as a possible Academy Awards host. His tweets have been retweeted by Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Donald Trump Jr. When Woods was briefly suspended by Twitter in September after posting a meme…

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10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grantsNEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Hernan Diaz and playwright Michael R. Jackson are among 10 winners of $50,000 grants for emerging artists. The Whiting Awards, established in 1985, have previously gone to Tony Kushner, Colson Whitehead and Lydia Davis among others. On Wednesday night, the Whiting Foundation announced that awards for this year also […] ….. Read More.SEATTLE TIMES – Nation-World | U.S. & World NewsWed, March 20, 20197 hours ago

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Skyview Networks Appoints Steve Jones As President/COO

Skyview Networks Appoints Steve Jones As President/COO Steve Jones is exiting ABC Radio after three decades with the company to join Skyview Networks as President/COO. Jones has been with ABC News since 1986 starting as a freelance writer and moving up through the corporate ranks to VP/Programming and Operations of and then to his role as Vice President and General Manager of ABC Radio where he rebuilt the brand after the sale of the former ABC Radio Networks to Citadel. Jones has worked closely with Skyview at ABC as they handle distribution of the ABC Radio’s programming and are both partnered with Local Radio Networks to create new 24/7 formats. Jones will oversee Skyview’s move into content creation as well as their sports play-by-play distribution, syndication, network sales, and distribution platforms. ABC released the following memo from Jones regarding his departure: I want to share with you that I…

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