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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
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The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
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Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
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SHOTLIST:Westminster Police Dept. Video - CourtesyJefferson County, Colorado - Undated1. Police Handout video of Jessica RidgewayCourt Sketches - Jeff Kandyba -- CourtesyJefferson County, Colorado - October 1, 20132. Sketch of Austin Sigg and attorneys3. Sketch of Austin SiggKMGH - Courtesy -- Embargo, Denver, ColoradoJefferson County, Colorado - Undated File VideoWestminster Police Dept. Video - CourtesyJefferson County, Colorado - Undated4. Police Handout video of Jessica Ridgeway5. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Weir, Prosecutor (transcribed Below)Jefferson County Sheriff's Office -- CourtesyJefferson County, November, 28, 20126. Photo of Austin SiggCourt Sketches - Jeff Kandyba -- CourtesyJefferson County, Colorado - October 1, 20137. Sketch of Austin Sigg 8. Sketch of Austin SiggWestminster Police Dept. Video - CourtesyJefferson County, Colorado - Undated9. Police Handout video of Jessica RidgewayVOICEOVER SCRIPT:THE TEENAGER ACCUSED OF ABDUCTING AND KILLING 10-YEAR-OLD JESSICA RIDGEWAY COULD GET LIFE BEHIND BARS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO THE CRIMES.18 YEAR OLD AUSTIN SIG WAS DUE TO GO ON TRIAL ON THURSDAY -- AND HIS ATTORNEYS ADVISED HIM NOT TO MAKE THE PLEA.HOWEVER, PROSECUTORS SAY THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM WAS OVERWHELMING.RIDGEWAY WAS ABDUCTED LAST OCTOBER WHILE SHE WAS WALKING TO SCHOOL.PROSECUTORS SAY SIGG PULLED HER INTO HIS VEHICLE -- TIED UP HER HANDS AND FEET -- TOOK HER TO HIS HOUSE WHERE HE STRANGLED HER -- AND THEN DISMEMBERED HER BODY IN A BATHTUB.SOUNDBITE: Peter Weir, Prosecutor"Today, Austin Sigg is held accountable for the despicable that he has done and the horrors that he perpetrated on our community....(cut)....this case is about justice for jessica."SIGG ISN'T ELIGIBLE FOR THE DEATH PENALTY BECAUSE HE WAS 17 AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME.BUT, HE FACES A MINIMUM SENTENCE OF 40 YEARS -- WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE.PROSECUTORS HOPE THE JUDGE WILL HAND DOWN A LIFE SENTENCE.TUESDAY -- SIGG ALSO PLEADED GUILTY TO AN EARLIER ATTACK ON A JOGGER AT A LAKE IN RIDGEWAY'S NEIGHBORHOOD.SIG OUT / ASSOCIATED PRESS.