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Speed skater Bridie Farrell testifies before a Congressional committee on Capitol Hill regarding protecting Olympic athletes who have been sexual abused. Farrell was in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2018. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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#MeToo Hits Elite Sports

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"The Bold Type" showrunner Amanda Lasher (left) and Aisha Dee (right), who plays Kat, at the January 2018 "Freeform Summit" in Los Angeles, Calif. Image Group LA/Freeform hide caption

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'The Bold Type': Aisha Dee and Amanda Lasher

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Actress Uzo Aduba plays Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Jordan Matter hide caption

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Uzo Aduba Says A Supernatural Message Kept Her In Acting

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Actress Amber Tamblyn is the author of the new novel, Any Man. Katie Jacobs hide caption

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Amber Tamblyn's New Novel Challenges Assumptions About Sexual Assault

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Leonissa Duarte, 18, left, and Freddy Tijerino, 18, star in director Anali Cabrera's film Luna at Moonlight, set at the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, CA. Courtesy of Anali Cabrera hide caption

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To Answer Hollywood's Diversity Problem, California Program Hands Kids The Camera

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Niecy Nash, Living A Dream: To Be 'Black, Fabulous, And On TV'

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Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera star in the STARZ show Vida. They spoke with Sam Sanders at NPR West in Culver City, CA, in June 2018. Anjuli Sastry/NPR hide caption

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Racism, Gentrification, And Sexual Fluidity At Forefront On 'Vida'

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Chrissy Metz plays Kate on the NBC's This Is Us. Ron Batzdorff/NBC hide caption

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'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Retraces Her Journey From Agent To Actress

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In her new series, We'll Meet Again, Ann Curry highlights people who have had brief, meaningful first encounters but have lost touch over the years. David Turnley/PBS hide caption

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Ann Curry On Journalism, Her PBS Series And Working On The 'Today' Show

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Carrie Brownstein on the set of Portlandia. Brownstein is currently adapting her 2015 memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, for a Hulu pilot. Augusta Quirk/IFC hide caption

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Carrie Brownstein Is The 'Unabashed Protagonist' Of Her Own Story

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Ashley Nicole Black (pictured here in Los Angeles in May) is a writer and correspondent on TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TBS hide caption

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'Full Frontal' Writer Ashley Nicole Black On Comedy's Cultural Divides

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Clive Davis with Aretha Franklin in 1981. Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Clive Davis Shaped 'The Soundtrack Of Our Lives'

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One of Starry Kitchen's signature dishes is Singaporean chili crab, which is served with beer buttermilk beignets to sop up the spicy sauce. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Starry Kitchen Cookbook: The Rocky Journey Of A Famed Underground Restaurant

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El Corrido de Boyle Heights, or The Ballad of Boyle Heights, was painted in 1983 by the East Los Streetscapers, an artist collective that painted a number of murals across Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood. Monika Evstatieva/NPR hide caption

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'¡Murales Rebeldes!': These Disappearing LA Murals Mirror Their Community

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