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Ayo (Florence Kasumba, left) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) are members of the Dora Milaje, the elite female warriors of Wakanda, in Black Panther. Marvel Studios hide caption

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The Fierce Female Characters Of Film In 2018

This year, movies where women starred had Hollywood muscle behind them. So do this year's heroines — conceived before #MeToo, but landing in the moment — mark a change for the industry?

Two Loves Duke Jordan Trio
Casaba Vince Guaraldi

Demonstrators hold banners in support of workers at the Jasic Technology factory in Shenzhen, in China's Guangdong province, on Aug. 6. Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters hide caption

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In China, The Communist Party's Latest, Unlikely Target: Young Marxists

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Rude Machine Kathrine Windfeld
Chop & Screw T. Williams
Rainy Streets Blue in Green
Cultural Imports Kristopher Bowers
Conscious Club (Instrumental) Vulfpeck

Jeremy Dutcher, photographed at the conclusion of his performance during the 2018 Polaris Prize ceremony on Sep. 17, 2018, where he was given the evening's top prize. Dustin Rabin/Polaris Prize hide caption

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Jeremy Dutcher, The Newest Light In Canada's Indigenous Renaissance

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Bad Bunny Solo De Mi
Lavender Badbadnotgood feat. Kaytranada
This Could Be (For the Travelling Soul) Theo Croker
I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab for Cutie

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The Fierce Female Characters Of Film In 2018

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Blackbird Special The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Nite Time Furns
Instrumental José González

Even for conventional medical treatments that are covered under most health insurance policies, the large copays and high deductibles have left many Americans with big bills, says a health economist, who sees the rise in medical fundraisers as worrisome. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Patients Are Turning To GoFundMe To Fill Health Insurance Gaps

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Bag of Bones Felix Laband
Choco/Mog Devonwho
So Danco Samba Zimbo Trio
Sunny Side of Hell Grieves

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