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Aspiring YouTubers’ Stunt Ends in Tragedy and a Charge of Second-Degree Manslaughter

The story of what happened to Pedro Ruiz III and Monalisa Perez is difficult to read. The young couple, who lived in Minnesota with their 3-year-old daughter, sought Internet fame at seemingly any cost. Ruiz paid with his life—and Perez is charged with second-degree manslaughter, after she was convinced to shoot her boyfriend point-blank in the pursuit of "more viewers."

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Trevor Noah: “How Does a Black Person Not Get Shot in America?”

On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah asks the question we're all thinking after the not guilty verdict in the horrific shooting death of Philando Castille.

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UT Austin Students Protest Open Carry Law With Dildos and Backpacks

To protest a law allowing students to carry a concealed weapon on campus, University of Texas, Austin student Jessica Jin is starting her own concealed carry campaign... just not with guns, exactly.

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Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speaking Engagement After Threats Of Campus Shooting

Well, it's finally happened. Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian, who's long been a target of harassment and abuse for her work on how women are portrayed in video games, was forced to cancel a public appearance due to safety concerns in light of a threat against her and the institution where she was scheduled to speak. Trigger warning for violence, particularly violence against women.

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Jim Carrey Decries Violence of Kick-Ass 2, Mark Millar Responds by Defending Media Violence

What did he expect when he signed on for a film called Kick-Ass 2?

Jim Carrey, who is playing Colonel Stars and Stripes in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2, spoke out on Twitter saying that he isn't happy about the level of violence in the film. The film, which, again, is called Kick-Ass 2, is a sequel to a movie whose MPAA R rating was due to "strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children." The film that was also, coincidentally, filmed months ago. Perhaps Mr. Carrey should have expressed his discontent sooner.

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