Five Dead in East River Helicopter Crash

All five passengers aboard a helicopter charter died Sunday after the pilot, who managed to escape the sinking vessel, radioed a Mayday message indicating engine failure moments before the chopper fell into Manhattan's East River trapping those aboard.

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Billy Graham, Christian Evangelist, Has Died

The Reverend Billy Graham, the Christian Evangelist who for more than fifty years preached the same message of God's Love and Redemption to President's, royalty and the world, often drawing millions in his global crusades has died. He was 99.

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Dozens Feared Dead in Taiwan Earthquake

The death toll twenty-four hours after a 6.4 magnitude shallow quake hit the densely populated coastal city of Hualien stands at six with dozens still missing and rescue workers frantically working to find survivors amidst the rubble.

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Former Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin and Former New York AG Robert Abrams Head Stroock Internal Investigations Unit

As the business, entertainment and political worlds continue to be rocked by revelations of sexual harassment and misconduct, Stroock has formed a special unit focused on helping organizations conduct internal investigations into alleged sexual misconduct in the workplace.

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California Takes Critical First Steps Toward Rape Kit Reform

The Joyful Heart Foundation announced that California passed into law two important steps to reform the way the state addresses untested rape kits in law enforcement custody and to strengthen victim's rights, including access to information about the status of the kit.

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OJ Simpson Granted Parole in Nevada

Orenthal James "O.J." Simpson, the former football great, has been granted parole in Nevada where he has served nine years of a thirty-three year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping in conjunction with theft of sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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Scotty McMillan Monster Mom Takes Plea Deal

Jillian Tait the monster mom of Scotty McMillan, the three-year-old Chester County Pennsylvania toddler tortured and murder by her and her live-in boyfriend in September 2014, has accepted a plea deal acknowledging her responsibility in the death.

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  • A Bag of Marbles Review – Magnificent, Heartwarming, A Sure Winner

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    A Bag of Marbles, from the Gaumont Film Company, brings to the screen the true story of a family torn apart by Nazi invasion of France and the fight to stay alive and reunite after the liberation.

     
  • 6th Annual Summer Fest on Venice Beach, CA, July 26 to 27

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    Venice, California, - Since 2009, Summerfest on Venice Beach has brought live music shows and delicious food to Los Angeles County. This year it will be held July 26 to 27 (Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm) at Venice Beach's Ocean Walk Front, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA.

     
  • LA Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Lineup; 42 World Premieres Chosen Across All Categories

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    The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections.  

  • Oprah Winfrey Hosts SELMA and The Legends Who Paved The Way Special Screening and Gala

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    In attendance were director Ava DuVernay and SELMA cast including David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Sheen, Tessa Thompson, Niecy Nash, Lorraine Toussaint, Omar Dorsey, Andre Holland, Henry Sanders, Wendell Pierce, Jeremy Strong, Andre Holland, Stephen Root, Corey Reynolds, Colman Domingo, Keith Stanfield, Trai Byers, producers Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

     
  • Toddler Fleeing Syrian Conflict Found Alone in Jordanian Desert

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    Marwan, a four year old displaced refugee, has become the face of the Syrian conflict as he was found by United Nation workers wandering alone, separated from his family, in the Jordanian desert.

     
  • The Academy Presents Top Arab Films From Dubai International Film Festival's “100 Greatest” List

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), will present "Arab Cinema Classics," a two-day screening series of the best in Arab film on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 21, at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.

     
  • Stocks Close the Week Slightly Strong; World Markets Fluctuate

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    The DOW closed the week of June 27, 2014, slightly stronger with minimal gains over the week and only peaked out of a disastrous week long slide with Tuesday's two hour bullish run. World Markets from Japan to London reflected the same pendulum swing.