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Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland hit with two new criminal charges

Billy McFarland, the disgraced entrepreneur and Fyre Festival founder, will be charged on two additional criminal charges.

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President Donald Trump grants clemency to Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian West involvement

The 63-year-old great-grandmother will be released from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, where she has been serving a life sentence since 1996.
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Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West speaks out on meeting with Trump about Alice Johnson

“He really understood and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively," Kardashian West told Mic in an exclusive interview after the meeting.
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Kim Kardashian West on meeting Trump: “I am willing to do what it takes to fight for what’s right”

“I’ve been fighting very hard and am willing to do what it takes to fight for what’s right,” Kardashian West told Mic in advance of the meeting.
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Howard Schultz explains why Starbucks stores closed for racial bias training

“As business leaders or corporations, we’re living in a time that I think demands more responsibility from us than just writing a check or issuing a press release.”
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Howard Schultz: “Discrimination and bias should not be part of the American story”

Starbucks' executive chairman opens up about the company's day of training and his hopes for the future of race in America.

Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West on Alice Johnson: “I’ll do whatever it takes to get her out”

“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian West said.

Alice Johnson’s daughter: “I’m excited and grateful for Kim Kardashian’s support”

“My mother is very grateful that Kim Kardashian cared enough to go above and beyond for her,” Johnson said. “It really means a lot to her, to my whole family.”
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Meet Alice Marie Johnson, the woman Kim Kardashian West wants Trump to pardon

Johnson has been in prison for 21 years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense.
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Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West has talked to White House about pardoning nonviolent drug offender

Kim Kardashian West and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner have spoken over the phone about a possible presidential pardon for Alice Marie Johnson.
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Obamas to Parkland students: “You’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation”

This is the letter former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wrote to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the school shooting.

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A fake news writer reveals how he’s making money on Facebook

The issue of fake news is not a problem contained to Russia. An American social media strategist is blowing the whistle on how easy it is to make money by creating fake news on Facebook.

Al Sharpton: Democrats need to dramatize their differences with Trump, not just talk about them

The longtime activist and broadcast host said the Democrats need to change strategies on confronting Trump — and fast.
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Kal Penn explains why every member of White House’s Arts and Humanities Committee resigned

All of the active members of the committee, including actor Kal Penn, condemned Trump’s comments about Charlottesville.

The federal government had a plan to combat right-wing violence. Trump axed it in June.

The administration's decision to eliminate funding for programs aimed at white supremacist movements is drawing new scrutiny post-Charlottesville.

I test-drove the Tesla Model 3 — and this car could change the world

This may very well be a tipping point moment that could change the course of history.

The Democrats’ new slogan shows they learned nothing from Bernie Sanders’ campaign

Branding experts explain why 'Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages' is how Republicans end up winning races.
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Exclusive: Trump administration pulled top climate expert from Mark Zuckerberg’s national park visit

Sources say the decision has raised suspicion that the scientist's appearance was canceled to divert attention away from climate change.

The Democrats’ biggest donor says the party is blowing it and should get behind Bernie’s platform

Billionaire Tom Steyer believes that the establishment left needs to embrace the issues championed by Sanders or face bleak prospects in 2018 and 2020.
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Former Fyre Fest exec: We promised people money we didn't have

Fyre’s former CRO said CEO Billy McFarland ordered him to promise festival vendors money that wasn't actually in one of Fyre’s bank accounts.