Of the 25 Best Picture nominees Stacy Smith examined, she found only two examples of an actor over 60 who was essential to the story. The characters appeared in Birdman and Spotlight -- and both were played by Michael Keaton.
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Zachary Linderer said he wanted to go to college to major in the field of science, but growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, higher education was prohibited by his parents.
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Tom Willey has farmed for decades in California's Central Valley. His farm, T&D Willey Farms, is in the process of being taken over by Food Commons Fresno. Willey plans to still help, advise and mentor.
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Khadejah Ghawamneh, 20, a business major, (right) says she supports a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Her friends Noor Bakri, 21, (center) and Basima Jaber, 21 (left), have lost hope in it.
French farmer Cedric Herrou arrives at a court in Nice on Friday for his trial for illegally assisting migrants. Herrou, who helped African migrants to enter the country from Italy, was given a suspended fine of 3,000 euros, about $3,000.
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Nahant, Mass., is a rocky crescent-moon-shape piece of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean just north of Boston. In the era of climate change, residents are trying to figure out how to adapt to rising sea levels.
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