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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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NorCal fires: Melted motorcycles, raining embers The Northern Californian wildfires are some of the worst in the state’s history. They’ve killed more than 30 people and many are still missing. More than 160 acres have been scorched. Winds are spreading the flames, and air quality in the Bay Area is as bad as Beijing’s.
Depeche Mode's Martin Gore on 'Spirit,' and getting more political Depeche Mode’s songs have addressed corporate greed, inequality, and intolerance for nearly four decades. Their new album may be the most political yet. They’re performing at the Hollywood Bowl. We speak with singer-songwriter Martin Gore.
Women filmmakers on Hollywood, harassment and sexism About two dozen women have accused now-ousted studio executive Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment. Soul searching has begun around Hollywood. How could this go on for so long? Would it have helped if there were more women in positions of power in film and TV?
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