Posts Tagged Social issues

China courts documentaries as it limits expression

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting Film Fund, the organizer of the Beijing Independent Film Festival smokes as he meets journalists after he was released in Beijing, China. China is avidly wooing filmmakers to create more documentaries to replace popular dating, reality and game shows. But it is also stifling material with any whiff of challenging the Communist Party line. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it’s cracking down on them.

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Rapper arrested for firearms in shooting probe

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert in Silicon Valley, authorities said.

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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

Director Spike Lee takes a picture of a black St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap on top of Michael Brown's casket on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, during the funeral services at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several civil rights leaders and celebrities were among thousands of mourners who turned out for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri.

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Miley Cyrus: ‘I’m in constant gratitude of life’

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus said when she stole the night at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, she didn’t realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good.

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UNM women’s soccer team apologizes for hazing case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico women’s soccer team has apologized for a hazing case that sent two players to the hospital for excessive alcohol intoxication.

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