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HILLARY V. DONALD SHOWDOWN NEARS

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have expanded their respective leads after 14 million voters cast their ballots yesterday in Democratic and Republican primaries in five states, with The Washington Post reporting that it is now increasingly improbable that rivals stand a chance of catching up to the frontrunners in the race for their parties' presidential nomination. Clinton had a particularly strong night in the Democratic contest with big wins over rival Senator Bernie Sanders in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, while claiming a narrower victory in Illinois. The race in Missouri remains too close to call this morning. Trump won a decisive victory in Florida over the state's junior Senator Marco Rubio who afterwards announced he was dropping out of the race. Trump also won in North Carolina and Illinois, but was defeated by Ohio Governor John Kasich in his home state. Analysts note that Trump must begin to win by bigger margins if he wants to have enough delegates to avoid a contested convention this summer in Cleveland.

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Yes, Her Too: A Feminist Reading Of The Depp Vs. Heard Case

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation suit has become a Hollywood media (sh*t) storm, but there are troubling real consequences in the way domestic violence is being portrayed, when the victim is less-than-perfect.

Fans welcome Johnny Depp with "Justice For Johnny" signs at the defamation trial against Amber Heard.

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First the background: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met in 2012. They started a relationship when Depp was still with Vanessa Paradis, and eventually married in 2015. Fifteen months later, Heard filed for divorce, accusing Depp of domestic violence and asking for a restraining order.

In the lawsuit, Heard said, ”I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.” They then made a million-dollar settlement, and soon after, Heard asked for the restraining order to be dropped.

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