ICE’s planned deportation raids in 10 big cities: what we know

ICE’s planned deportation raids in 10 big cities: what we know

Raids will reportedly target 2,000 who have received removal orders. Four days after President Donald Trump announced that “ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” news broke Friday that raids in a number of large cities will happen as soon as this weekend. The Washington Post reported that ICE will conduct “predawn raids” on Sunday as part of a “family…

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Bella Thorne and Whoopi Goldberg’s fight over nude photos is bigger than both of them

Bella Thorne and Whoopi Goldberg’s fight over nude photos is bigger than both of them

After being hacked, Bella Thorne released her own nude photos. Whoopi Goldberg said Thorne should know better. The latest chapter in the saga of why the internet is a terrible place for women involves two celebrities who seem unlikely to have ever been connected to one another: Bella Thorne and Whoopi Goldberg. Thorne, 21, is an actress best known for her roles in Big Love and Disney Channel’s Shake It Up. On June 15, Thorne…

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E. Jean Carroll isn’t alone. That matters.

E. Jean Carroll isn’t alone. That matters.

Her story is a profound reminder of progress regardless of Trump. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is one of more than a dozen women to accuse President Trump of sexual assault, harassment, or other misconduct. Many of those women came forward before the election in 2016. Trump denied the allegations (and has now denied Carroll’s too) and was elected despite them. He’s still in office. Just as Justice Brett Kavanaugh sits on the Supreme Court,…

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Popular audio ripping site Convert2MP3 shuts down after lawsuit

Popular audio ripping site Convert2MP3 shuts down after lawsuit

Global recording industry organization IFPI has confirmed in a statement that popular audio ripping site Convert2MP3 is shutting down as part of a settlement from a 2017 lawsuit. Convert2MP3 allows people to download audio files from YouTube links and other sources, and according to the IFPI, had 684 million visits from around the world over the past year. Convert2MP3, one of the world’s most-used stream ripping sites, has shut down globally following action coordinated by…

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DC is shutting down Vertigo label, will brand comics by age-appropriateness

DC is shutting down Vertigo label, will brand comics by age-appropriateness

DC will shut down three major imprints in January 2020, including Vertigo, Zoom, and Ink amidst a reorganization. They will be replaced by a new branding scheme that sorts comics into age groups for younger and older readers called DC Kids, DC, and DC Black Label. DC created its Vertigo imprint as a way for the publisher to explore more mature themes, and included ongoing titles such as DMZ, Hellblazer, iZombie, Lucifer, Preacher, The Sandman,…

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“We r all on the same team”: read Sean Hannity’s chats with Paul Manafort

“We r all on the same team”: read Sean Hannity’s chats with Paul Manafort

A judge unsealed months worth of messages between the pair about the Mueller investigation. As former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s legal jeopardy worsened in 2017 and 2018, he found a chat partner to commiserate with: Fox host Sean Hannity. A Washington, DC, judge unsealed 56 pages of chat logs between Manafort and Hannity on Friday, and you can read them at this link. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team submitted the messages into the record…

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Apple might put OLEDs in laptops and tablets to make up for slowing iPhone sales

Apple might put OLEDs in laptops and tablets to make up for slowing iPhone sales

Apple may use high-end OLED screens in more of its devices, not necessarily just because it wants to, but also because it may satisfy a penalty it supposedly owes to its OLED supplier, Samsung Display — after reportedly failing to buy enough iPhone screens to make good on its contract. According to a report from ETnews, this repayment might even see Samsung’s OLED screens appearing in Apple products that have never featured them before, including…

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Housekeepers and nannies in Philadelphia may soon win basic legal rights

Housekeepers and nannies in Philadelphia may soon win basic legal rights

They would get paid time off and sexual harassment protections, to name a few. Thousands of housekeepers and nannies may soon get basic labor protections that most US workers take for granted. On Thursday, Philadelphia’s City Council introduced a bill that would give domestic workers the right to earn the city’s minimum wage, overtime pay, paid rest breaks, and paid time off. It would also give them legal protection against sexual harassment, wage theft, and…

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FedEx refused to deliver a Huawei phone into the US

FedEx refused to deliver a Huawei phone into the US

If you were planning to ship a Huawei phone to America, you might be in for a surprise. This week, writers at PC Magazine tried to ship a Huawei P30 from a UK office to a US one, and were surprised to find it sent back a few days later. Since the sender had identified the phone down to the IMEI number, it was clear from the beginning that box contained a Huawei phone, but…

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Lil Nas X’s new EP shows he’s much more than the kid behind “Old Town Road”

Lil Nas X’s new EP shows he’s much more than the kid behind “Old Town Road”

The chart-topping viral star’s record absolutely slaps — and deconstructs music genres as we know them. What Lil Nas X does best is defy categorization. The 20-year-old rapper has reigned supreme on the Billboard charts for nearly three months straight with the single that rocketed him to national prominence, the “country trap” hit “Old Town Road.” But while that song was ironically bolstered by whining country fans who decried his blend of Soundcloud rap with…

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