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Uber’s “break everything and pick up the pieces later” ethos is now broken. The company’s CEO is on indefinite leave. And an internal investigation recommends a top-to-bottom culture change. What does this mean for the rest of Silicon Valley?
In March 2011, dozens - maybe hundreds - of people in Allende, Mexico were kidnapped and murdered one night by the Zetas drug cartel. Survivors say no one came to help. The next morning, construction equipment rolled into the town, which is near the Texas border, and destroyed businesses and homes. Allende still looks like a war zone. All of this had a lot to do with American law enforcement gone wrong.
The seven-part documentary series “The Keepers” follows the 1969 unsolved murder case of Catherine Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun and teacher in Baltimore. The Netflix series poses a theory: Sister Cathy died because she was about to expose sexual abuse at Archbishop Keough High School, particularly at the hands of the chaplain there, Father Joseph Maskel. “The Keepers” also looks at the Catholic Church’s close ties with Baltimore’s law enforcement, and a possible cover-up.
Sister Catherine Cesnik with her father Joseph. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)
The Baltimore Archdiocese argues that it was unfairly portrayed in the Netflix documentary “The Keepers,” and explains why it defended itself against the $40 million lawsuit brought by two of the film’s subjects, Jane Wehner and Teresa Lancaster. Archdiocese Spokesman Sean Caine says the church will cooperate fully in any investigation of child sex abuse.
Sean Caine, spokesman, Baltimore Archdiocese
Jerry West was a 14-time All-Star when he played for the Lakers, and helped lead the team to six NBA titles. Now he’s going over to the competition: The Clippers. Also, Floyd Mayweather is going to fight UFC champion Conor McGregor -- an event that could generate $500 million.
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Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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