'When They See Us' was clearly seen by TV Academy members

Netflix’s “When They See Us” earned nods for outstanding limited series, as well as outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for Jharrel Jerome, and outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie nominations for Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis. Ava DuVernay also earned a directing and …

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Syrian conflict: Helping children through the horror of bomb blasts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Murhaf: ‘We need to know more about surgery for war zone children’ The effect of a bomb attack on a child can be devastating, both physically and psychologically. Now a new guide for medical staff on how to treat children injured …

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Okay, Seriously, Maybe VR Gaming Is About To Have Its Big Moment

Kotaku: “VR gaming will crawl forward. The games I saw are still in development and will hopefully still dazzle in longer play sessions. Oculus is gearing up for a September showcase that will include the debut of a VR game from red-hot Respawn Entertainment (Apex Legends, Titanfall). Rubin thinks the …

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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for the freedom and dignity of individuals, be they students …

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Key takeaways from the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas

CLOSE SportsPulse: Houston couldn’t stay idle and watch everyone else improve. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the blockbuster trade that sends Russell Westbrook to the Rockets where he will reunite with former teammate James Harden. USA TODAY The reverberations of the wild, NBA-changing free agency are still being …

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GameStop taps design firm R/GA to help keep its stores relevant

Struggling game and tchotchke retailer GameStop announced a partnership with design firm R/GA today that will see the two working together to develop new designs for GameStop’s remaining storefronts. What’s interesting here is how GameStop aims to revive customer interest in its physical locations: by turning at least some of …

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Latina Border Patrol officer dubbed ‘Ice Bae’ is a Democrat

A Latina Border Patrol officer who went viral as #IceBae after being photographed on duty is a registered Democrat from Texas, records show. Kiara Cervantes, 26, identified herself Sunday on Twitter as the internet sensation who was snapped during Vice President Mike Pence’s recent visit to a border detention center. SO-CALLED ‘ICE …

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Cucumber crisis after Tokyo hit by cloudiest spell since records began

Tokyo’s cloudiest few weeks in nearly 60 years has cast a shadow over the capital’s vegetable markets, forcing up the prices of some by 70%. Japan has been hit by unseasonably cloudy weather and cool temperatures, Tokyo enjoying fewer than three hours of sunshine a day for 20 days through …

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Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, “Nina Wu,” is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is …

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