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Mariah Carey at the premiere of The Butler
Mariah Carey Recalls Being Spit On For The Color Of Her Skin

Mariah Carey had to look no further than her own experiences with racism to get into character for her latest film role.

In “Lee Daniels' The Butler," Carey plays a woman whose rapist kills her husband right in front of her son's eyes.

The son, Cecil Gaines, was modeled after real-life butler Eugene Allen, who served numerous presidents over his 34-year career in the White House.


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FNL Exchange: Aaron Hernandez says he's innocent
Aaron Hernandez Writes Letter Proclaiming He's 'Innocent,' Vows To Prove 'Haters' Wrong

Aaron Hernandez says he's innocent and can't wait to prove "all the haters and down talkers wrong" in a letter obtained by TMZ.com.

The website reports that a Hernandez fan received the letter after writing to the former Patriots' TE following his arrest.

In the letter, Hernandez says: "I know ‘God' has a plan for me and something good will come out of this…I've always been a great person an (sic) known for having an amazing heart!"


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Manuel Diaz Hernandez
Mexican Cop Fired For Humiliating 10-Year Old Boy Selling Candy

A Mexican cop gave a whole new meaning to taking candy – and cigarettes – from a child.

Spectators in the Mexican town of Villahermosa filmed inspector Juan Diego López making an example of a young boy selling candy on the street. The officer forced a sobbing Manuel Diaz Hernandez to throw all his candy on the street and then swiped the cigarettes the boy was selling for himself.


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Aaron Hernandez seen with gun on surveillance camera video
Photos Show Aaron Hernandez Holding Gun After Murder, Authorities Say

Photos captured from former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's home surveillance system show him holding a gun hours before - and minutes after - his friend was shot to death, authorities said.

The photos are the public's first look at images that appear to show Hernandez holding a gun both before and after the killing. They were among more than 100 pages of court records released Thursday by Attleboro District Court.


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Aaron Hernandez at Super Bowl Media Day
Case Against Aaron Hernandez For 2012 Murders 'Strengthens,' Sources Say

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may be closer to being charged for the double murder of two Boston area immigrants in 2012, according to law enforcement sources who say prosecutors have begun presenting a "strengthening" case to a Suffolk County grand jury.


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Thomas Perez testifies during his confirmation hearing
Thomas Perez Confirmed As Labor Secretary, Becomes Only Latino Cabinet Member

Despite strong opposition from Republicans, former Department of Justice official Thomas Perez became the Labor Secretary – and the only Latino currently serving in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.

Dominican-Americans expressed pride over the first one from their community serving in a cabinet-level post.


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WATCH: Zimmerman Brother Says Critics Out To Crucify Him

They know they’re partly responsible for not speaking out about it, but the Zimmerman family is still taken aback by how the prickly issues of race and ethnicity continue to haunt them even after the controversial case ended.

They blame national media outlets for creating and propagating the murder trial as white vs. black, pitting George Zimmerman against black teen Trayvon Martin, who was killed during their now infamous fight in Sanford, Fla.


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Beyonce and Jay Z in Cuba for their 5th anniversary
'Jay-Z and Beyonce Bill' Restricts Travel To Cuba

Despite his lyrics, Jay-Z won’t be “smoking Cubanos with Castro in cabanas” anytime soon if the House of Representatives has any say in it.

In the wake of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba earlier this year, Republicans in the House Appropriations Committee helped pass earlier this week a spending bill with a provision that seeks to further tighten travel restrictions to the communist island.


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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
Edward Snowden Files For Asylum In Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that his government had received a formal asylum request from U.S. former CIA analyst Edward Snowden, who has been staying in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport since June 23.

"An asylum request letter arrived" from Snowden, Maduro told reporters after meeting with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli. Snowden, he said, "will have to decide when he will fly here."


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Edward Snowden
Latin American Leaders Angry Over Rerouting Of Bolivian Plane Amid Snowden Scandal

The rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane by European powers over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning violation of national sovereignty and disrespect for the region.


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