Renata Birkenbuel

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HBO To Air Controversial 'Leaving Neverland' in March

Wade Robson and James Safechuck — whose court testimony in 2005 helped acquit the late singer of alleged improper contact with young boys that haunted him during most of his career — completely changed their tune in Reed's documentary, in which they star. They were adults at the time of the 2005 trial.

Parents Call for Teacher's Firing After Tweets

Reportedly, Grissom falsely accused a student in Kentucky of being involved in a controversial video of teens engaging with Native Americans in Washington, D.C. In tweets, Grissom referred to the student by name and called him a "Hitler Youth."

Housing Advocates Blast CA Mayor Over Border Wall

Lan Diep, a San Jose city councilman, responded: "Congrats to Cupertino Mayor Steve Scharf for out-Trumping Trump on the night of the SOTU by declaring that Cupertino will build a wall and make San Jose pay for it. We are not amused."

Trump Clone Brazilian President Bolsonaro Draws Support

Bolsonaro is hated for his diatribes against women, gays and blacks, but loved by his supporters for his tough talk. He exalts Brazil's military dictatorship, advocates torture and threatens to destroy, jail or drive his political opponents into exile.

Suicides Nearly Triple Among Elite Forces

The Veterans Crisis Line and Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1. The crisis lines connect veterans and service members in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring US Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text.

Third Time's the Charm: Manson Follower Granted Parole

In the highly publicized story, Leslie Van Houten said in a 2018 hearing that she had joined several other members of the group in killing the LaBiancas, carving up Leno LaBianca's body and smearing the couple's blood on the walls.

Man With Explosive Device Holding Man Hostage on Bus

In an apparent hostage situation in Butte, Montana, police officers believe one man possessing an explosive device and a handgun is currently holding at least one other man hostage inside a Jefferson Lines bus.

What is Oscar-Nominated 'Roma' About?

"At that moment, when he offered me the role, all I could think about was that it was an opportunity to make my mother proud," Aparicio, 25, told the New York Times.

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