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The Report | Movie

The plot follows staffer Daniel J. Jones and the Senate Intelligence Committee as they investigate the CIA's use of torture following the September 11 attacks. It covers more than a decade's worth of real-life political intrigue. Starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening. Streaming on Amazon.

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Dark Waters | Movie

Mark Ruffalo stars as an attorney who goes after DuPont for dumping toxic wastes in West Virginia. But more than a simple "superhero triumphs" docudrama, Dark Waters is a dark tale of the human consequences of corporate power for everyone it touches.

Queen & Slim | Movie

A "driving while Black" police stop turns a first date into a fugitive nightmare. Read a full review here.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The child's neighborhood is full not only of kindness and happiness, but fear, jealousy, anxiety and the entire range of emotions. Mr. Rogers confronted them all.

After Parkland | Documentary

The intimate and moving story of families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School navigating their way through grief, and searching for new meaning in the immediate days, weeks and months after the Parkland shooting that left 17 dead, the private journeys of these families as they rose to challenge the nation to end gun violence

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Sondland Screws Trump

Testimony from Trump's Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, confirms Quid Pro Quo and says "everyone" was in the loop on it, while ranking House Republican Devin Nunes digs extra deep to defend the indefensible

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'Crime After Crime' | Song Parody

‘He’s a thug, he’s a crook, he’s our president. Crime after crime.’ — This scathing song parody by Jen Houston lists Trump’s many transgressions.

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WeWork - The $47 Billion Disaster

From $47 Billion, to the verge of bankruptcy in just a matter of weeks. The WeWork disaster is a real roller coaster and it would seem that their erratic CEO Adam Neumann is mostly to blame.

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Motherless Brooklyn | Movie

Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Writer/Director Edward Norton, with Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe.

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Unearthing the Lives of Enslaved Africans

An all-black team of archaeologists explains their approach to unearthing the day-to-day lives of enslaved Africans at Estate Little Princess, a former sugar cane and rum plantation on the Caribbean island of St. Croix

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Billionaires Freak Out About Warren and Sanders

Seth takes a closer look at billionaire Mike Bloomberg reportedly being on the brink of joining the Democratic primary as Wall Street panics about the current crop of candidates

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The Report | Movie

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, CIA agents begin using extreme interrogation tactics on those they think were behind it

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Understanding the Science of Climate Change

Made in consultation with leading climate scientists, this groundbreaking documentary explains how we may be in the middle of the most crucial moment of Earth's history. It decodes data into digestible science, punctuated in places by clever CGI

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AI Learns to Play Hide and Seek

Agents discover progressively more complex tool use while playing a simple game of hide-and-seek. This suggests that multi-agent co-adaptation may one day produce extremely complex and intelligent behavior.

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Voting Machines

John Oliver discusses how voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them.

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Nancy Pelosi With Stephen Colbert

Following the House of Representatives' adoption of rules for the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, Speaker Pelosi has a candid conversation with Stephen

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Rep. Katie Porter Grills Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook says it's protecting your data, but Rep. Katie Porter sees their arguments in court as an attempt to exclude the tech giant from any accountability if user data is shared without the user's consent, breached, hacked, or stolen

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The Man Who Corrected Einstein

On the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity (gravity), many of the predictions of this theory have been proven correct. Here's the story of one that was wrong.

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Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talk Politics and 2020

In a wide-ranging conversation before the rally in Queens on Saturday, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke with Ryan Grim about the power of grassroots movements, the importance of electing progressives to Congress, health care, foreign policy and more.

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Jojo Rabbit | Movie

Writer director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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Demonstrating Quantum Supremacy

A major milestone in quantum computing research opens up new possibilities for this technology. The Google AI Quantum team demonstrated how a quantum computer can perform a task no classical computer can in an experiment called "quantum supremacy."

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