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Since normalizing relations with Communist China back in 1979, the U.S. government and its companies that do business with the country have, for the most part, turned a blind-eye to its numerous human rights abuses.

In China's Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang, it's believed that over a million members of its Uighur population are being arbitrarily imprisoned and tortured in concentration camps. Female Uighurs in detention are being given forced abortions and subjected to sexual mistreatment.

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Remember when the lead animator of “Frozen” complained about how difficult it is to animate female characters? “They have to go through these range of emotions, but you have to keep them pretty,” he said. “So, having a film with two hero female characters was really tough, and having them both in the scene and look very different if they’re echoing the same expression; that Elsa looking angry looks different from Anna being angry.” Yet, all of the male characters have unique and equally emotive faces — what a load of garbage, right?

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Disney Announces Its First Latina Princess

Todo el mundo, dice “hola” a Elena!

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Emma Watson has currently been the talk of the Disney town, when it was recently announced that the former Harry Potter actress would don the famous yellow ball gown as Belle in a live action movie of Beauty and the Beast. However, Disney Junior, the TV network focused on children under ten years-old, announced Thursday that a Latina princess will be joining the ranks of Disney royalty.

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What Inspires You: The Wildlife Videographer

An acclaimed filmmaker and videographer, Bill Wallauer has spent 20 years documenting chimps in the wild. See what inspires his work.

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This post is in partnership with Disneynature's Chimpanzee, on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital August 21

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Should Burger King Do More Than Just Hint at Apple Fries?

Optimal defaults could change fast-food orders. Companies should go a step further and offer discounts for healthier choices.

Today, the National Restaurant Association rolled out a new healthy eating initiative called Kids Live Well. Expect to see more healthy snacks like "apple fries" at places better known for the classic deep-friend potato version: Burger King, Friendly's, Sizzler, and Au Bon Pain are all participating in the program.

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Work at Pixar or Go to College: What About Both?

College track or career track? One Sacramento-area high school shows there's no difference between the two.

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College track or career track? Students and teachers in the animation program at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California say there shouldn't be a difference between the two.

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