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For Black people, ‘Black Panther’ is a crucial viewing experience

For Black people, ‘Black Panther’ is a crucial viewing experience

Politics
A record number of moviegoers rushed into theaters over the weekend to be among the first to see the long-anticipated and much-ballyhooed Black Panther movie. I was one among them and I fully understand why we all felt drawn like bees to honey for this, a crucial and historic film. ‘Black Panther’ is much more than a superhero movie for black Americans Thrilled by the idea of a major-motion picture from Hollywood that features a nearly all-Black cast and tells the story of a technologically advanced African kingdom, we were among the legions of moviegoers across the United States who collectively spent $192 million to see Black Panther during his opening three-day weekend. By the time the four-day President’s Day holiday ends, movie-money trackers
An Iranian Plane Has Crashed And All 65 People On Board Died

An Iranian Plane Has Crashed And All 65 People On Board Died

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An Aseman Airlines plane takes off with an Iran Air aircraft in the foreground at Tehran airport. Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters A passenger plane crashed in the mountains in central Iran on Sunday, and all 65 passengers and crew members on board were killed, the airplane company told state press.The plane, a 20-year-old ATR-72 flown by Iran's Aseman Airlines, left Tehran at around 5 a.m. local time and was en route to Yasuj when it disappeared from radar. Though initial reports stated that 66 people had been killed in the crash, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported Sunday night that one person did not make the flight.Those on board included 59 passengers and six crew members, according to IRNA reports. The passengers included one child, according to t...
I can't wait for people of every color to be wearing Black Panther costumes

I can't wait for people of every color to be wearing Black Panther costumes

Politics
There are a lot of shitty things going on in the country I love. Kids are being shot in school—and not once in a while, either. The (mostly) Republicans under the sway of the NRA stand in the way of taking any actions that might reduce the “American carnage” that’s getting worse on Mr. Popular Vote Loser’s watch. Additionally, people who’ve known no country other than ours are in danger of being deported because he remains in thrall to his white supremacist base and the senior policy adviser who reminds him every day just what they believe. And that’s just in the past few days. In spite of all this, or perhaps because of it, I’m going to ask you to indulge me (and possibly yourself) for a few minutes to revel in something good. Something that will nudge our society in the right direction,
Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that all on Flight No. EP3704 were killed. “After searching the area, we learned that unfortunately … our dear passengers had lost their lives,” Tabatabai said. “This plane had 60 passengers, 59 adults and one child, as well as a pilot, a co-pilot, two flight attendants and two air marshals on board.” Due to foggy condition, r
Kentucky is going to have to pay more to cover fewer people with Medicaid under Bevin's plan

Kentucky is going to have to pay more to cover fewer people with Medicaid under Bevin's plan

Politics
Campaign Action Gov. Matt Bevin, Kansas’ own "Freedom" maniac, received the first waiver from the Trump administration to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. He's also the first governor to be sued over it. Bevin's argument is that it will save the state money because it will force some 100,000 people off of Medicaid in the state. Because he thinks 100,000 more uninsured people is a good thing, apparently. The other problem for Bevin, besides the 100,000 more uninsured people, is that it's going to cost the state more to kick those people off the program than if it did nothing but continue the program as it was. Cost savings come from the assumption that nearly 100,000 people will drop out of Medicaid by the end of the five-year project recently approved by the federal
People are trolling iPhone users with the ‘killer symbol’ that crashes their apps

People are trolling iPhone users with the ‘killer symbol’ that crashes their apps

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 Surprise! Assorted jerks on the internet have weaponized the Unicode-based bug we reported yesterday to insta-crash apps running on an iPhone or a Mac. The result is somewhere between the old Alt + F4 trick and a script kiddie stunt, and it ranges from being annoying to rendering a device unusable, depending on the tenacity of the troll. Read More
PEOPLE Explains: Mom Murdered and Tortured 8-Year-Old Who Had BBs Lodged in His Body

PEOPLE Explains: Mom Murdered and Tortured 8-Year-Old Who Had BBs Lodged in His Body

Entertainment
The mother of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and her boyfriend have now both been convicted in the little boy’s 2013 death following the mom’s guilty plea Thursday. Pearl Fernandez, 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a Los Angeles courtroom, admitting that Gabriel’s death was intentional and involved torture, according to a release by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when she is scheduled to be sentenced on June 7. Fernandez’s boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, 37, was convicted of first-degree murder last November. While a jury recommended the death penalty, he will be sentenced in March. Here are five things to know about the disturbing case: 1. Gabriel Suffered ‘Unspeakable’ Abuse for 8 Months Aguirre’s own atto