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The first DREAMer has been deported under the Trump administration. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes, who has DACA status. Border agents picked him up in Calexico in February. He was deported after he wasn’t able to produce an I.D.
Nora Preciado, Los Angeles chapter of the National Immigration Law Center
Ivanka Trump’s brand is doing great overseas, especially in China. She recently received three trademarks on the same day she met with President Xi Jinping. But now that she’s a White House employee, is she violating ethics rules?
Ten retailers have filed for bankruptcy this year, including BCBG, Payless, and Wet Seal. That’s more than in all of 2016. Other major brands like Sears and Macy’s are closing several stores. Last month, more than 30,000 people lost their retail jobs.
Ronald Friedman, Retail expert, Marcum
In the novel “Startup,” 28-year-old Mack McAllister has come up with an app to cheer people up. His company’s motto: “Do Good Work and the Work Will Help the Good.” But things go bad for him after he sexts one of his employees, and a journalist sees the photo. The author of the new novel is a journalist herself.
Doree Shafrir is a senior culture writer at BuzzFeed and author of the satire novel "Startup."
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Doree Shafrir, Senior culture writer at BuzzFeed
Alex Jones is the man behind “Infowars,” a show he broadcasts from his basement to 2 million YouTube subscribers. But a custody battle with his ex-wife is raising questions over whether or not the whole thing is an elaborate performance piece.
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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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