USC Annenberg's Media Center Named For Julie Chen, Leslie Moonves And CBS

Paolo Uggetti works and works and works. (Photo courtesy of Brett Van Ort)

Generous gift from an alumna and a media giant puts student producers in the news.



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Happy 6th Birthday, Neon Tommy

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If we were the kid in that Nationwide ad, we'd be dead already.



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Worker Delivers Tearful Plea To USC President To Increase Poverty-Level Wages

Abigail Lopez, 40, confronts USC President Max Nikias about poverty-level wages for USC Auxiliary staff.

USC President Max Nikias tells students, workers upset over poverty-level wages that they "have nothing to worry about."



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Have The Oscars Finally Exposed Hollywood’s White Maleness To White People?

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Thursday’s Oscar nominations forced people to confront an uncomfortable truth about the movies we watch — excessive white maleness.



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MacLeod Ale Brewing More Than Beer In Van Nuys

All killer and no filler. (Will Federman/Neon Tommy)

This 5-month-old brewery is surviving the growing pains of building a craft beer community.



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LAPD Arrests 183 Protestors In Downtown L.A.

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One officer is injured after a protestor throws a frozen water bottle.



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Ted Cruz Calls Net Neutrality 'Obamacare For The Internet'

Sen. Ted Cruz, master of dumb comments. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

America's favorite dumb senator says yet another dumb thing.



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Republicans Win Senate In Victory Everyone Saw Coming

Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid puts on his best sad face. (Bloomberg/Getty Images)

STORIFY: And the Internet loses its goddamn mind.



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President Obama Promises To 'Degrade And Destroy' ISIL

President Obama promises to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIL. (Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Obama announces the deployment of 475 troops to Iraq and seeks Congressional approval of funds to combat ISIL.



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Gov. Jerry Brown Dukes It Out In Gubernatorial Debate

Gov. Brown meets with the Israeli Prime Minister. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

STORIFY: The Internet reacts to heated debate between Republican challenger Neel Kashkari and incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown.



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L.A. Mayor Announces Plan To Increase Minimum Wage To $13.25 Per Hour

Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, listens after an interview. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Eric Garcetti reveals plan to increase the city’s minimum wage over the course of three years.



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Protestors Defy Curfew In Ferguson, Mo.

A demonstrator stands near a cloud of tear gas after police fired the gas at demonstrators. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Jay Nixon declares a State of Emergency in St. Louis suburb.



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Ferguson Police Identify Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Still images showing Brown shoving a clerk and stealing cigars before he was fatally shot. (@RyanJReilly/Twitter)

Six-year veteran Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown after he stole cigars from a convenience store.



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Journalists Arrested And Assaulted As Ferguson, Mo. Descends Into Chaos

St. Louis County police prepare for standoff with protestors. (@BmoreConetta/Twitter)

Journalists covering protests in Ferguson, Mo. assaulted and arrested, but released in time to witness of a fifth night of chaos.



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Police Shoot 19-Year-Old As Gun Violence Flares In Ferguson, Mo.

A protestor throws a tear gas canister back at police on Aug. 12. (@kodacohen/Twitter)

Two shootings rattle the St. Louis suburb as violence flares third consecutive night.



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Ferguson Police Refuse To Name Shooter After Laying Siege To City

Police hit back hard against the citizens of Ferguson, Mo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Officers fire tear gas at crowd, hit protestors with rubber bullets, and throw a pregnant woman on the ground.



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Protests Continue In Ferguson, Mo. After Police Kill Unarmed Black Teen

"Ferguson police march on protestors after night of civil unrest. (Screencap of KSDK 5)

Protests continue for a third day after a night of civil unrest led to 32 arrests.



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There Is Civil Unrest In America Tonight And Nobody In The Media Cares

The police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has outraged Ferguson, Mo. (Michael Skolnik/Twitter)

Police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old male has outraged citizens of Ferguson, Mo.



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Tony Stewart Kills Driver In Sprint Race Accident

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

20-year-old Kevin Ward struck and killed by Stewart's car after his vehicle was spun out.



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6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks China

Rescuers carry a child on a stretcher at 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 175 people are dead and another 1,400 injured.



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2014 San Diego Comic-Con: A Look Back

Spider-Man is one of the lesser known Starfleet cadets. (Will Federman/Neon Tommy)

Another Comic-Con is in the books, and here's a look back at some of our favorite images from the event.



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5 Arrested In Connection With USC Grad Student Murder

Xinran Ji's death has shocked international students at USC. (Alan Mittelstaedt/Photo)

Four suspects, including two juveniles, will be charged with "murder with special circumstance."



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The MH17 Crash Site Is Full Of Looters And Unknown Civilians

A member of a local militia guards remnants of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Separatists have seized the remains of nearly 200 victims.



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Trump Plaza Casino In Atlantic City Is Shuttering

The Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Atlantic City's casino business now appears to be on the brink of collapse.



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Pope Says 2% Of Catholic Clergy Are Pedophiles

Pope Francis attends a meeting of prayer at the Isernia's cathedral on July 5, 2014. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Francis' numbers would mean roughly 8,000 priests are pedophiles.



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Eric Holder Throws Shade At Sarah Palin

Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed Sarah Palin's qualifications when refuting her impeachment calls. (Screencap/YouTube)

Attorney General not amused by Palin's calls for impeachment.



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Great White Shark Attacks Swimmer Off Manhattan Beach

Sign posted after a slew of great white shark sightings around Cape Code in 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cellphone video captures terror during great white shark attack.



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Washington State Marijuana Shortage Could Be A Serious Buzzkill

Two joints are displayed during a joint rolling class at Hempfest Seattle, Washington. (Meg Roussos/Getty Images)

Marijuana goes on retail sale in Washington on Tuesday, but few growers have cleared regulatory hurdles.



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Israel Arrests Six In Connection With Death Of Palestinian Teen

Israeli riot police secure a street during clashes Palestinian protestors. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

In plot motivated by revenge, suspects include "a number of minors."



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ISIS Leader Might Have Made His First Public Appearance

The man in the video is purported to be the leader of the militant extremist group ISIS. (Photo/Youtube)

Man purported to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivers a sermon at a mosque in Iraq's second-largest city.



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Watch The L.A. Kings 2014 Championship Parade

L.A. Kings win the 2014 Stanley Cup. (@NBCSports/Twitter)

Can't make it to downtown to see the L.A. Kings parade? Watch a live stream here.



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Pentagon Sends Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf Amid Iraqi Insurgency

The USS George H.W. Bush flight deck, pictured above. (Photo by Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Militants post pictures of mass killings after attempts to capture Iraqi capital fail.



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Watch President Obama's UC Irvine Commencement Speech

Obama speaks at USC Alumni Park on Oct 22, 2010. (Shotgun Spratling/Neon Tommy)

Missed the President's commencement speech? Don't worry, we have it in its entirety.



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Eric Cantor Gets Whooped By Tea Party Challenger In Primary

U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during an event. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Twitter explodes as Cantor becomes first active House majority leader to ever lose a primary race.



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Court Rules California Teacher Tenure Violates Student Rights

School reform groups protesting outside LAUSD headquarters Oct. 2013. (Brianna Sacks/Neon Tommy)

Court hands down landmark ruling in Vergara v. California trial.



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