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Jennifer Lopez Says She Was Asked to Take Her Top Off During a Costume Fitting: 'I Stood Up for Myself'
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The Muslim mother says she was shaken and humiliated by the alleged discrimination.
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A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Hong Kong, said Wednesday that actions in the semi-autonomous territory were "slipping into the abyss of terrorism." It pointed out that a man was set on fire Monday during an argument with demonstrators, leaving him in critical condition. The unabating tumult, now in its sixth month, may give China's ruling Communist Party the justification it needs to take more direct action, analysts said.
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Bay Area residents held an "eat-in" to call attention to the viral video showing a Black man in handcuffs at the Pleasant Hill station.
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If you are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The hotline is open 24/7 and is free and confidential. Additional resources are available here.At least nine students at the University of Southern California have died since the fall semester began, a USC School of Cinematic Arts spokesperson confirmed to The Wrap on Tuesday. Two students were enrolled in the School of Cinematic Arts, but a coroner has not yet determined the causes of death, the spokesperson said.While the university says it is still working to confirm the cause of deaths, a university health officer told the Daily Trojan on Monday that three students had died by suicide.In an email Saturday, USC President Carol Folt pushed back against speculation that all the deaths are suicide-related. “These tragic losses have resulted from a number of different causes. In some cases the cause of death is still undetermined, and in others the loved ones do not want details disclosed,” Folt wrote. “These student losses are devastating and heartbreaking for all of us.”Also Read: Rick Ludwin, Former Head of NBC Late-Night, Dies at 71In response to these deaths, the first of which was reported in late August, students are calling on the university to improve its mental health resources and improve the ways in which information about student deaths are disseminated to the USC community.“Anger is a huge part of the grieving process, and it’s very easy to want to blame and point fingers, but it’s important to remember that we’re all on the same side and that nobody wants this,” Krupa Naik, a junior majoring in cinema and media studies, told the Daily Trojan. “But we don’t feel that as a student body. We don’t feel like the school was making an effort to make that known and to hear us.”But university officials have said that they need to be careful with how information is shared with students to both prevent misinformation from spreading and reduce risk to students who might be vulnerable to seeing repeated announcements about student deaths.“This is, in my estimation, a very complicated and difficult issue,” USC’s vice president for student affairs, Winston Crisp, told the Daily Trojan. “At the same time, we have grave concerns about the evolving nature of some of the mental health concerns.”Read original story 9 USC Students Have Died Since August At TheWrap