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How Karen became a meme, and what real-life Karens think about it

Karen Sun is a far cry from the “Karen” meme that has spread widely over social media in recent years. Aside from a shared first name, Sun — a 23-year-old Chinese-American — doesn’t exactly match the stereotype of a middle-aged, middle class white woman who, to use Sun’s words, acts like she “can get whatever…

Man in a van shoots into a crowd of protesters in Detroit, killing a 19-year-old

A 19-year-old man was killed after shots were fired into a crowd of protesters in Detroit late Friday, the city’s police department said in a statement. Police said the shots were fired by an unknown suspect in a gray Dodge Durango. The victim later died at a hospital. Detroit is among the many cities across…

A guide to how you can support marginalized communities

The pain felt by black communities after three recent tragedies is all too familiar. Each time these incidents happen, many of us are left wondering what we can do to support our African-American friends beyond anguished online posts — and in real, meaningful ways. Being an ally — a person who is not a member…

What protesters say is fueling their anger

As protesters gather in cities like Minneapolis, Atlanta, Charlotte and other cities across the US, frustration continues to grow over the death of George Floyd. “There needs to be change, officers need to be trained better,” one protester who was arrested in Atlanta told CNN’s Nick Valencia as he was being detained by police. A…

A look at why ex-police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder

Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes and prosecutors want to hold the fired Minneapolis police officer accountable for Floyd’s death. Chauvin, 44, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter — two felonies where intent is a key element. CNN has reached out to Chauvin’s attorney…

A new civil lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein raped a 17-year-old in the 1990s

Four women identified as Jane Does filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein Thursday, alleging he sexually assaulted them. The allegations include the story of one woman who says Weinstein raped her in 1994 when she was about 17. The lawsuit also names as defendants Weinstein’s brother, Robert Weinstein, their company Miramax and Disney, which owned Miramax…

New video appears to show three police officers kneeling on George Floyd

New video posted on social media appears to show three Minneapolis Police Department officers kneeling on George Floyd during his arrest. Previous video from eyewitness Darnella Frazier showed Floyd, 46, being knelt on by one officer–Derek Chauvin. CNN has not been able to locate the person who shot the new video. The new video shows…

MIT elects first black woman student body president in its 159-year history

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have elected a black woman as president of the Undergraduate Association for the first time in the school’s history. Danielle Geathers and running mate Yu Jing Chen won the student government election earlier this month. Geathers just finished her sophomore year at MIT and is majoring in mechanical…

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