Marie Solis
Marie Solis

Marie is a staff writer with a focus in feminist issues. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

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Aug. 16, 2017

These tech companies are finally standing up to hate — will it work?

After a weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, what responsibility do tech companies have to root out bigotry on their platforms?

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Aug. 14, 2017

Experts explain how white people should talk to other white people about Charlottesville

White people are in a unique position to root out bigotry in their communities. But what's the best way to do it?
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Aug. 11, 2017

How much do private prisons stand to gain from Trump’s immigration enforcement policies?

“Immigration detention is a huge part of how private prisons are able to stay in business."
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Aug. 8, 2017

The latest round of UN sanctions against North Korea explained

North Korea says the United States will "pay dearly" for the sanctions.
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Aug. 7, 2017

Airbnb responds to “fear-mongering” ad suggesting short-term rentals aid terrorism

The Hotel Association of New York City released an anti-Airbnb ad claiming the platform helps terrorists gain footholds in major cities.
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Aug. 5, 2017

New Border Patrol report shows “no action taken” in more than 95% of misconduct cases

Experts say the findings reveal a Border Patrol agency willing to condone violence and let officers off easy.

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Aug. 4, 2017

After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth

The volume of calls the Trevor Project received from trans youth in the aftermath of this announcement exceeded those it received when the bathroom bill was introduced in Texas.
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Aug. 3, 2017

He told ICE agents he got into college. Days later, he was deported. 

Lizandro Claros Saravia was deported Wednesday along with his brother, Diego, after he told ICE agents he'd been accepted to a North Carolina college.
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Aug. 2, 2017

Affirmative action for white people has always existed — it’s called legacy preference

This expert says legacy preference — not affirmative action — contributes to a "system of gross inequality."
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Aug. 2, 2017

US calls on North Korea to abandon nuclear program just before test-launching its own ICBM

The Air Force maintains the test launch wasn't a direct response to North Korea's own tests.
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Aug. 1, 2017

Here’s why the US is concerned about Russia’s upcoming military drills

The country's planned military exercises, known as Zapad, could be indicative of a more aggressive Russia.

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July 31, 2017

Officers had serious security concerns about Walker County Jail. Then 12 inmates escaped.

One inmate from Walker County Jail is still at large.
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July 29, 2017

Will adding more women to Border Patrol help the agency shed its reputation for violence?

Acting Chief of Border Patrol Carla Provost wants more female Border Patrol agents, but some are doubtful diversity in the force can fix its most crucial problems.
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July 26, 2017

How many transgender people serve in the U.S. military?

There's no exact number, but here's what research shows.
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July 26, 2017

Human smuggling is a deadly problem — and hardline immigration policies will make it worse

The recent deaths in a tractor-trailer outside Walmart are startling — but historically, not uncommon.
July 25, 2017

Jenny Slate’s raw, honest exploration of female sexuality is the most riveting part of ‘Landline’

Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm's new film lets its women characters express their sexual desires on their own terms.

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July 21, 2017

Is Sean Spicer the shortest-serving White House press secretary in history?

Spicer served just six months as press secretary — there are some cabinet members in White House history who have served mere days.
July 19, 2017

‘Brown Girls’ wants to tell women of color’s stories in all their messy, complicated glory

Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey want to let their characters break free of the neat identity categories people are wont to place them in.
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July 19, 2017

Experts explain why there may be no legal recourse for the women in R Kelly’s alleged cult

Kelly is reported holding multiple women in his custody — but because they're of legal age and don't want help, there may be nothing criminal about it.
July 14, 2017

Did Betsy DeVos hurt sexual assault survivors by agreeing to hear “both sides”?

A lawyer who attended one of DeVos' Thursday "listening sessions" on campus assault spoke out about her experience and concerns.