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How the search for Lauren Cho has gained attention because of Gaby Petito and ‘missing white woman syndrome’
A surge of social media users are leading a renewed charge to find Lauren “El” Cho, a New Jersey woman who went missing in late June after the case of a missing road tripping YouTuber made national headlines.Cho’s story: On June 28, Cho, 30, reportedly walked away in distress from her residenc
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How the search for Lauren Cho has gained attention because of Gabby Petito and ‘missing white woman syndrome’
A surge of social media users are leading a renewed charge to find Lauren “El” Cho, a New Jersey woman who went missing in late June after the case of a missing road tripping YouTuber made national headlines.Cho’s story: On June 28, Cho, 30, reportedly walked away in distress from her residenc
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The TikTok food trend that fuses sushi and pizza and was created by a Japanese chef in Toronto
From watermelon with mustard to cucumbers with sugar, TikTok has brought us several food combinations that evoke intrigue, suspicion and a sprinkle of apprehension. But sushi pizza, TikTok’s latest food trend, is something we couldn’t possibly refuse. How do I make it?: Before you add store-bou
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GOT7’s Youngjae stokes K-pop fans’ anticipation with teaser image for his solo album
 Choi Young-jae, a member of K-pop boy group GOT7, released a teaser image for his upcoming debut solo album. “Sunshine”: Choi, known as Youngjae, 25, released a teaser image for his solo album on Sept. 23, months after the K-pop group he belonged to, GOT7, left their entertainment agency, JYP
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Carmine’s denies hostess used racial slur, releases new footage of moments leading up to fight
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant has released a new surveillance video showing the moments that led up to the assault of an Asian American hostess in its Upper West Side location last week.Why it matters: The video adds to the evidence surrounding the now-viral incident in New York City, which trigger
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First Asian American ‘James Bond’ director Cary Fukunaga shares his pride in being the ‘other’
Cary Joji Fukunaga, the first American director to helm a James Bond film with the upcoming “No Time To Die,” recently shared his pride in having a multiracial background. On being the “other”: The Japanese American filmmaker revealed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that his growing
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Suspect in execution-style murder of Asian couple inside their home is free on bond
Erick Peralta, one of three suspects who are accused of murdering an Asian couple inside their home in Texas in 2018, has been released from prison after posting bond.Out of prison: Richard Lam, the son of victims Bao and Jenny Lam, told ABC13 he was at a loss for words when he learned Peralta, 24,
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NYPD launches hate crime investigation into unidentified man who spat, hurled racial slurs at Asian woman
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is investigating the case of a man who spat and hurled racial slurs at an Asian woman in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday as a hate crime.What happened: The 34-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was walking on West 40th Street when the unidentified man ap
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Douyin, the Chinese TikTok, limits its younger users to 40 minutes a day
On Saturday, Douyin parent company Bytedance announced they would be limiting access to the app for children to 40 minutes a day, in line with the Chinese government’s push to curb “internet addiction” among its youth.Certain limitations: ByteDance’s new control called “youth mode,” make
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BTS fans gush over Jimin’s ‘secret’ $85,000 donation to polio vaccine drive
Members of ARMY — fans of the K-pop supergroup BTS — are expressing their appreciation for member Jimin’s recent donation to polio patients.Secret donation: Jimin donated 100 million Korean won ($85,170) to the Rotary District 3590 in July, Soompi reported.Jimin reportedly made the donation un
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Anti-Asian hate incidents spike by 1,800% in Orange County
Anti-Asian hate incidents — attacks that do not rise to the level of a hate crime — have increased in 2020 by a whopping 1,800% in California’s Orange County, according to a new report from the nonprofit Orange County Human Relations Commission.Driving the surge: For the past decade, the count
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Harry Shum Jr to Host Hennessy X.O’s Star-Studded Mid-Autumn Festival Livestream
NextShark is proud to partner with Hennessy X.O to celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival on September 23 at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Facebook Live!Join some of our favorite Asian American celebrities for A Moonlight Odyssey, a free event for viewers who are 21 and over.A Moonlight Odyssey will be host
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Vintage ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ game sold for astronomical $430,500
A new contender has run into the arena of extremely high-priced games and it’s none other than Mario’s long-time rival, Sonic the Hedgehog.Another clash: On Sunday, Goldin Auctions tweeted an image of a Wata-certified copy of the 1991 video game “Sonic the Hedgehog” stating that it sold for
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Dante Chen is the first Singaporean to ever wrestle in a WWE match
Dante Chen, whose real name is Sean Tan, is the first Singaporean to wrestle in  a WWE match. A star is born: Tan, 25, made his WWE debut on Sept. 21 when he beat his opponent Trey Baxter, subsequently making him the first Singaporean wrestler to not only be a part of the WWE stable but also the f
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People are listing their Pokémon Oreos on eBay for as much as $15,000
Some people are attempting to cash in on Poké-fever by offering rare “Pokémon” Oreo cookies on eBay for ridiculous amounts of money — up to $15,000.Is this for real?: The “Pokémon” x Oreo collaboration was available for pre-order on Sept. 8 for $3.88, but to prevent hoarding, the compan
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Evergrande founder sparks backlash after asking employees to ‘work hard’ through ‘adversity’
China Evergrande Group’s former chairman Xu Jiayin has earned the ire of Chinese social media users after a letter he allegedly sent to employees leaked online on Tuesday. Fanning the flames: Evergrande founder Xu Jiayin, whose current net worth slightly dropped to $10.7 billion, angered people o
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Ken Jeong flexes his MD: ‘Don’t get medical advice from Nicki Minaj’
On his Monday appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” comedic actor Ken Jeong debunked Nicki Minaj’s testicle-swelling vaccine myth tweet and shone a light on the Delta COVID-19 variant.Medically inaccurate: In the episode, show host Corden asked Jeong, 52, a hypothetical questio
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Over 100 kittens, puppies rescued from ‘blind boxes’ in latest bust of China’s ‘mystery box’ craze
Over 100 cats and dogs being sold in “mystery boxes” were rescued in Shanghai on Monday, igniting new discussions on animal welfare and postal regulations in China.Where they were found: The animals, which were mostly kittens, were found in front of a residential community in the Jiading distric
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Study: Asians face harsher punishment than Westerners in espionage cases
Committee of 100 (C100), a non-profit organization that promotes U.S. and China relations, has released a study that concludes espionage defendants with Asian and especially Chinese names face harsher punishment than those with Western ones.Racial disparities: The study, titled “Racial Disparities
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Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ accused of plagiarizing parts of Japanese film ‘As the Gods Will’
South Korean survival drama show “Squid Game,” which premiered on Netflix on Sept. 17, is being accused of plagiarism by some online.Warning: Minor spoilers ahead. About the series: Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk (“The Fortress,” “Miss Granny”), the nine-episode series tells th
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