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Jordan Peele (L) and Daniel Kaluuya pose during the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP)

Top news for March 6, 2018 includes an Academy Awards voter feeling like Get Out  producers played the race card, a former Trump aid asks Robert Mueller to arrest him, and more.

Oscar voter reveals she didn’t vote for ‘Get Out’ claiming ‘they played the race card’

On Sunday night, Jordan Peele made history as the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out. The film lost out in the other three categories in which it was nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Best Picture and Best Director. An anonymous actress, who’s an Academy voter, recently revealed that she didn’t consider Jordan Peele’s Get Out for Best Picture at the Academy Awards because she felt the filmmakers and actors “played the race card.”
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Former Trump Aide Refuses to Testify in Russia Probe

Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, has flatly refused to comply with a grand jury subpoena related to the Russia probe. He literally told CNN’s Gloria Borger, “Screw that.” Nunberg went on a string of news shows stating his intention to not testify and dared special counsel Robert Mueller to arrest him.
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Black State Rep. Thanks God for Slavery

A Florida State Rep. is thanking God for slavery and her statement is taking people by surprise. State Rep. Kimberly Daniels said publicly that, “if it wasn’t for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa worshipping a tree.” Kimberly Daniels, who is the sponsor of a bill that was recently passed by the Florida House that will force all public schools to display “In God We Trust” signs, is what many would call a religious extremist.
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Jordan Peele on Oscar Win: Whoopi Goldberg Inspired Me to Make Movies

“Whoopi Goldberg, in her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Ghost,’ was a huge inspiration to me,” Jordan Peele gushed backstage after winning an Academy Award. “When I got nominated, one of the first things I did was reach out and call her and thank her for telling young people who maybe doubted themselves that they could do it.”
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Sandra Bullock Cries While Talking to ‘Black Panther’ Cast about What the mMovie mMeans to Her Black Children

While backstage at the Oscars, Sandra Bullock gushed when she got the chance to tell the cast of Black Panther, face-to-face, what the movie meant to her and her two black children. Bullock was reportedly brought to tears detailing to the cast what the movie represents to her children. She told Access Hollywood that the Marvel film really struck a deep chord with her.
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