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News that Scarlett Johansson would play the lead role in a live-action remake of Japanese animation favorite Ghost in the Shell angered anime fans in America, who complained it was…

Anime's Troubled History of 'White-Washing'

News that Scarlett Johansson would play the lead role in a live-action remake of Japanese animation favorite Ghost in the Shell angered anime fans in America, who complained it was…

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Just 28% of voters approve of the job Vice President Kamala Harris is doing, according to a recent poll from USA Today and Suffolk University.

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AAA expects more than 53 million people to travel for Thanksgiving this year, nearly matching pre-pandemic levels amid hopes of a semi-formal holiday season.

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Today the U.S. Labor Department said prices in October were 6.2% higher than they were last year, which is the biggest jump in three decades.

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For the first time in the 68-year history of the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, their football team is one game away from capturing the division championship.

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“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

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