Telling the world

Media | Unplanned opens in Canada amid backlash
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/12/19, 03:31 pm

The pro-life movie Unplanned opened in dozens of theaters in Canada Friday after a long battle to persuade movie theaters to show it.

Unplanned, a story about how former Planned Parenthood facility manager Abby Johnson became a pro-life advocate, has grossed more than $18 million since its March 29 release in the United States. It comes out on DVD in August.

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U.S. triumphs again in Women’s World Cup

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/08/19, 11:02 am

The U.S. national team won its fourth Women’s World Cup and second in a row Sunday in a 2-0 victory against the Netherlands in Lyon, France. The U.S. team also won the title in 1991, 1999, and 2015. “We’ve been tested individually and collectively so much,” star striker Alex Morgan said. “So to see, four years ago, us go from two [championships] to three, and now three to four, it’s really a dream come true.”

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Filtering the filters

Entertainment | Studios try to stop VidAngel from making their films and shows more palatable to families
by Mary Jackson
Posted 6/28/19, 04:37 pm

VidAngel, a company that filters profanity, sex, and violence from movies and online streaming shows, has incurred the wrath of Hollywood film companies since its inception.

Now, it faces an uphill battle after a federal judge ruled last week it must pay $62.4 million in damages to studios that accuse it of copyright infringement. VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon called the ruling “unjust on many levels” and vowed to appeal it. The per-work judgment, which assigns a fee for each alleged instance of copyright violation, is one of the highest ever assigned in a massive infringement case.

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