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In Case You Missed It: Diego Luna’s Getting Love, Oprah’s Race Issue, Brazil’s Corruption And More

In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.

Dreamboat Diego Luna was selected to join the cast of “Berlin, I Love You.”

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Diego Luna’s career continues to get tons of love. The 37-year-old actor was tapped to join the all-star cast of “Berlin, I Love You.” The release date for the film, which is currently in pre-production, has not yet been announced, but several cast members have been announced, including Jared Leto, Orlando Bloom, and Gemma Arterton. For fans who can’t wait to see Luna on the big screen, he will star alongside Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev in the remake of “Flatliners” this fall.

[More] The Hollywood Reporter: Cannes: Diego Luna, Orlando Bloom Joining ‘Berlin, I Love You’ (Exclusive)

Brazilian President Michel Temer implicated in a bribery scandal.

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It’s as if Brazil’s President looked at the scandals affecting politicians in the U.S. and said, “Anything you can do, I can do better.” As The Guardian reported, recordings of President Temer allegedly “discussing hush money pay-offs to a jailed associate” have lead to calls for his impeachment and investigations into the alleged corruption running rampant in his administration. Several officials from his administration have resigned already. While Temer’s approval ratings have sunk to the single digits, he has said he will not resign.

[More] The Guardian: Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery

Undocumented Guatemalan immigrant calls 911 to have himself deported.

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Cesar Sanchez is currently in jail on $2,000 bond after calling 911 in Florida to have himself deported. When the operator asked what the emergency was, Sanchez, “It’s not an emergency, I just want to be deported.” He was charged with misusing 911, which is a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida. He is expected to be handed over by local law enforcement to ICE.

[More] Associated Press: Guatemalan Man Calls 911 and Asks to Be Deported

FUERZAFest’s “Still Here” exhibit examines the “history of erasure” within the Latinx LBGTQI community

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New York’s FUERZAfest’s “Still Here” exhibition honors members of the Latinx LGBTQI community who have been dismissed or ignored from the larger conversation of equal rights. It also challenges the norm that these voices are somehow less important within the community. The “Still Here” exhibit runs through May 21st. For more information, check out their website here.

[More] OUT: Still Here: Exploring the Erasure of Latinx LGBTQ Identities in Art

Oprah Magazine’s May 2017 photo essay, “Let’s Talk About Race” wonderfully addresses stereotypes and society.


A white child trying to find a white doll. Asian women getting pedicures from white beauticians. A white maid waiting on a rich Latina. These are just a few of the images presented in O, The Oprah Magazine’s May 2017 issue. The “Let’s Talk About Race” photo essay “grew out of a big ideas meeting we had with Oprah,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief Lucy Kaylin told the Huffington Post. Kaylin added, “The main thing we wanted to do was deal with the elephant in the room — that race is a thorny issue in our culture, and tensions are on the rise.” Check out the full spread at the Huff Po.

[More] Huffington Post: These Profound Photos Masterfully Turn Racial Stereotypes On Their Head

READ: Latino Man Held At ICE Detention Center Appears To Have Committed Suicide After Being In Isolation For 19 Days

President Trump Is Touring Around The World And Social Media Is Eating It All Up

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President Trump Is Touring Around The World And Social Media Is Eating It All Up

After facing mounting criticism and talks of impeachment in the United States, President Donald Trump decided to visit a few places with less political turmoil. You know, places like Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican. And while he might be out of the country, President Trump cannot escape the unblinking eye of social media. Here’s a quick look at a few of the adventures our commander-in-chief has gotten himself into over the past few days.

In Israel, Melania Trump was seen slapping away the president’s outstretched hand. It became “The Swat Heard ‘Round The World.”

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No word on whether or not this was a friendly love slap or full on shade. A body language expert has claimed that Melania’s hand slap was in reaction to Trump treating her like a child.

Twitter was quick to jump on Melania’s slap.


They couldn’t hold back the snark.


Or the savagery.


Trump also visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, making him the first standing president to do so.

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The wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, is one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem. Visitors to the Western Wall often leave prayers or wishes in the form of notes.

Trump’s love of walls was not lost on Twitter.


Trump left a note, and some speculated what was written on it.

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User @BigAlDell speculated President Trump’s note was less like a prayer and more like a tweet, writing, “I won the electoral college suck it! – DT”

While in Jerusalem, Trump let diplomats know that he had just gotten back from the “Middle East.” Jerusalem is in the Middle East, btw.


While talking to President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, Trump said the following: “We just got back from the Middle East. We just got back from Saudi Arabia. And we were treated incredibly well.”

Trump’s geographical flub didn’t go unnoticed. The individual sitting to Trump’s left couldn’t hide his disbelief.

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Straight ??‍♂️ up ??‍♂️ facepalm.

Several members of the Twitterazzi caught the goof-up too.

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In Saudi Arabia, President Trump attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.

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Nothing weird going on here. Just three world leaders touching a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia.

The Internet showed just how perfect these photos were for memes.

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References to movie villains were everywhere.

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The background made for the perfect evil-villain layer.


They speculated what magical powers the orb gave President Trump.


Trump plans on meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday.


While the Pope says he “won’t make a judgment” on Trump until they meet, other Twitter users are less forgiving.


No matter what happens, most people believe the encounter will be somewhat awkward.


But we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.

READ: In Case You Missed It: Diego Luna’s Getting Love, Oprah’s Race Issue, Brazil’s Corruption And More

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