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'Past Lives' snags two biggest honors at Independent Spirit Awards

“Thank you so much for letting me share what it feels like to be human, to love and be loved, and thank you for loving our film,” “Past Lives” director Celine Song said in a speech.
Image: The IMDb Portrait Studio At The 2024 Independent Spirit Awards
Image: The IMDb Portrait Studio At The 2024 Independent Spirit Awards

Chinese migrants in L.A. created their own economy amid exclusion laws, new research shows

Many Chinese migrants turned to pig-raising and pork distribution, largely in their own community, after they finished work on the Transcontinental Railroad, the research found.
Chinese men holding a pig down in a fenced area in or near Los Angeles Chinatown, circa 1881–1910.
Chinese men holding a pig down in a fenced area in or near Los Angeles Chinatown, circa 1881–1910.

Indian American student died of hypothermia on University of Illinois campus, coroner says

Akul Dhawan, 18, died in subzero Illinois temperatures after being denied entry into a club.
Akul Dhawan.
Akul Dhawan.

Times Square hate crime victim confronts attacker in court, says she’s ‘surprised’ he apologized

“You took some of my freedom away, Mr. Elliot, that I am afraid to go out by myself, or afraid of riding the subway, afraid of being around people,” Vilma Kari recounted telling her attacker.
Vilma Kari smiles.
Vilma Kari smiles.

Man who stomped on Asian woman in Times Square attack sentenced to 15 years in state prison

In 2021, Brandon Elliot shouted expletives at the victim, telling her, “You don’t belong here,” before toppling her and stomping on her head and body repeatedly.
Vilma Kari, right, with her daughter Elizabeth.
Vilma Kari, right, with her daughter Elizabeth.
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Sydney taekwondo instructor accused of killing his 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents

Police allege Kwang Kyung Yoo killed Min Cho, 41, and her son at his academy after a class on Monday before driving to their home, where he killed Cho’s husband and the boy’s father, Steven Cho, 39.
Police investigate a crime scene at Lion's Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy in Sydney on Feb. 21, 2024.
Police investigate a crime scene at Lion's Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy in Sydney on Feb. 21, 2024.

Subway cellist says attack 'hurt like hell,' and now wants more protection for performers

Iain Forrest, who is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s performing arts program Music Under New York, decided to stop playing in the subway after the assault.?
subway attack musician cello player @eyeglasses.stringmusic
subway attack musician cello player @eyeglasses.stringmusic

New 'Avatar' remake didn’t want to 'water down' depictions of war and imperialism, actors say

“It is just a part of our history, and this show reflects a lot of things that are in our culture currently as well,” actor Daniel Dae Kim said.
Daniel Dae Kim as Ozai
Daniel Dae Kim as Ozai

Supreme Court allows 'race neutral' Virginia high school admissions policy that bolsters diversity

Administrators argued the school’s plan is race neutral and remains lawful despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that ended racial preferences in higher education admissions.
Thomas Jefferson High School admitted less than 10 black students to the Class of 2024 sparking outrage and debate
Thomas Jefferson High School admitted less than 10 black students to the Class of 2024 sparking outrage and debate

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Latino members of Congress seek changes in translations of immigration documents

Rep. Robert Garcia wants to change a policy requiring congressional offices provide certified translations of non-English documents they're filing on behalf of immigrant constituents.
A woman leaves the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in New York
A woman leaves the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in New York

Japanese American prison camp site in Colorado is now a national park

Camp Amache once held more than 7,000 prisoners of Japanese descent. The park's goal is to "tell a complete and honest story of our nation’s history," officials say.
A rebuilt watchtower stands at Camp Amache, the site of a former World War II-era Japanese-American internment camp in Granada, Colo.
A rebuilt watchtower stands at Camp Amache, the site of a former World War II-era Japanese-American internment camp in Granada, Colo.

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