Clarissa-Jan Lim
Clarissa-Jan is Bustle's associate news editor.

Sandra Bland’s Sisters Say HBO’s New Documentary Will Show You Who She Really Was

Sandra Bland is talking about Black Lives Matter in a video recorded on her cell phone. "Being a Black person in America is very, very hard," she says in the video, one of the many she made for her "Sandy Speaks" YouTube series. This is the opening…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

CNN's Lawsuit Over Jim Acosta's White House Press Badge Just Got A Ruling

One week after Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that his press credential was suspended, a federal judge temporarily restored CNN reporter Jim Acotsa's White House press pass on Friday. District Judge Timothy Kelly — who was appointed by President…
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Why Ruth Buffalo Was Surprised To Hear She Beat The Man Behind *That* Voter ID Law

Ruth Buffalo found out that she won her election on the way home from a Buffalo Wild Wings last week. She and her husband went to the restaurant to watch the results roll in, but as the hours went by, Buffalo grew convinced that she was about to…
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If Politics Intimidates You, Yara Shahidi Has Your Back With This Initiative

Like many 18-year-olds, Yara Shahidi will vote in a major election for the first time on Nov. 6. Unlike most 18-year-olds, though, the grown-ish star has been spending the months leading up to the midterm elections informing and engaging young…
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How Native Americans Are Confronting The Barriers They Face To Voting In 2018

Voting rights organizations are making a final push to get out the vote with just a week to go until the midterm elections. In North Dakota, those efforts have taken on greater urgency because a new voter ID law will be in effect come Nov. 6. Tribes…
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These Photos Of Trump & Kanye Meeting In The Oval Office Are So Surreal

Even by the current administration's standards, it was not a typical day at the White House. On Thursday, rapper Kanye West and President Trump had a meeting in the Oval Office, and based on photos from reporters in the room — as well as their…
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Melania's Tweet About Her Border Visit Doesn't Bring Up Her Controversial Jacket At All

Following a daylong backlash over a jacket she wore on her visit to the U.S.-Texas border, the first lady finally spoke up on Twitter on Thursday night. But Melania Trump's tweet about her border visit to see migrant children's did not address her…
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Ivanka’s Call For Migrant Families To Be Reunited Is Missing Something Crucial

One day after President Trump signed an executive order meant to end his administration's migrant family separations, the first daughter voiced her thoughts on the issue once again. In a tweet on Thursday, Ivanka Trump called for "reuniting…
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This Photo Of Angela Merkel & Trump Is The Only Thing You Need To See From The G7 Summit

Tensions were high at the G7 summit in Canada this year. Though there were few blatantly awkward moments between President Trump and other Group of Seven world leaders, one striking photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel posted of Trump has been…
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This One Tweet About Anthony Bourdain Shows Why 'Parts Unknown' Meant So Much To So Many

He was a chef, an author, an adventurer, and a beloved TV host. Anthony Bourdain's death at 61 was a crushing blow for those who watched and loved his show, Parts Unknown, and all the places and cultures he opened people's eyes to. Amid the outpour…
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These Anthony Bourdain Tributes Are A Moving Way To Remember The Star

Anthony Bourdain's death hit many people hard. CNN confirmed the news of his death by suicide on Friday morning, and it sparked an outpour of grief for the beloved chef and celebrity TV host. The tributes to Bourdain on Twitter came in fast; many…
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Why This One Tweet About Trump Freeing Alice Johnson Wants You To Be Wary Of Celebrating

It took exactly one week for President Trump to flex his executive power on Alice Marie Johnson's case. Seven days after Kim Kardashian visited the White House to discuss a pardoning for Johnson, President Trump commuted her life sentence on…
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Trump Just Floated A Pardon For Martha Stewart — And It Points To A Larger Strategy

Donald Trump may have soured many a friendship in recent years, but his latest announcement might get him back in a former pal's good books. On Thursday, Trump said he's considering pardoning Martha Stewart, who was investigated for insider trading…
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A Judge Just Ruled Whether Or Not Trump Can Block Chrissy Teigen On Twitter

The president of the United States might have to stay off Twitter for a while. On Wednesday, a New York federal district court judge ruled that President Trump cannot block Twitter users over their political views, a decision that will be welcomed…
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There's A School Shooting In Santa Fe & Authorities Say At Least 8 People Have Died

A school shooting took place outside Houston, Texas, on Friday morning. According to the local sheriff, at least eight people have died in a shooting at Santa Fe High School, most of them students. Local authorities received reports about a school…
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Here's How Trump's Title X Changes Could Devastate Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration sharpening its aim at Planned Parenthood, and health care advocates are scrambling. An announcement about changes to Title X funding is expected to come Friday, in a move that will effectively defund one of the country's…
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Meghan McCain Did Not Hold Back On The White House Aide Who Mocked Her Dad's Cancer

It's been a rough few days for Sen. John McCain and his family. On Friday, Meghan McCain responded to White House official Kelly Sadler's reported joke about the senator's brain cancer diagnosis on The View, pointedly questioning how Sadler still…
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Trump Shouted-Out Kanye In Michigan & Bragged About The Black Unemployment Rate (Again)

On Saturday evening, President Trump held a rally in Michigan where he addressed an adoring crowd that donned Make America Great Again hats and cheered enthusiastically during his speech. Among the talking points that earned the most rapturous…
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Photos Of Bill Cosby's Trial Show Just How Much Was At Stake

On Thursday, a jury of five women and seven men found Bill Cosby was guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand. For the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, it was a significant win.…
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This One Tweet About Bill Cosby's Guilty Verdict Will Floor You

On Thursday, after hours of deliberation, a jury found Bill Cosby guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constant in 2004. The verdict marks a significant win for the more than 50 women who have accused the disgraced…
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