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Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah Mercer attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala. He announced that he is stepping down from the hedge fund he co-heads and is selling his stake in Breitbart News to his daughters. Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images hide caption

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After days of uncertainty, an event at the University of California, Berkeley, touted as "Free Speech Week" by organizers — including far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos — has been canceled. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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The ACLU and three other plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, alleging its advertising guidelines are unconstitutional. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a news conference Tuesday in which he announced his resignation as a senior editor with Breitbart News. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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After Comments On Pedophilia, Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns

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Martin Shkreli, seen here leaving court in New York City last June, faced protests and a false fire alarm during an event Wednesday at Harvard. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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People protest a planned speech by controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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Berkeley Students Debate Cancellation Of Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

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Protestors watch a bonfire on Sproul Plaza during a rally against the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California at Berkeley Wednesday. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Roxane Gay is also the author of Bad Feminist as well as An Untamed State and Ayiti. She recently wrote World of Wakanda #1, a Black Panther prequel. Jay Grabiec/Grove Atlantic hide caption

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