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Amal Clooney Aiding Ex-ISIS Captive, With George's Blessing

Human rights lawyer is helping Nadia Murad seek justice for the Yazidi people

(Newser) - Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived captivity as an ISIS sex slave, was named a UN goodwill ambassador Friday—the first time a human trafficking survivor was named as such, Time reports. Murad has another distinction: a high-profile human rights lawyer helping her cause of bringing ISIS criminals... More »

George Clooney: Awkward Proposal Took 25 Minutes

He tells the story to Ellen DeGeneres

(Newser) - George Clooney went on Ellen DeGeneres' show Thursday, where he told the story of how he proposed to his now-wife Amal—and it was a doozy. As Clooney explained , the couple hadn't discussed the idea of getting married, so Amal had no idea what was going on, despite the... More »

8 Celebs Who Have Taught College Classes

From Kanye West to Amal Clooney

(Newser) - With their surreal and sometimes bizarre lives, it's not surprising that celebrities are occasionally the subjects of college-level classes ( The Sociology of Miley Cyrus , anyone?), but some A-listers have also been inspired to get behind the lecture podium, too. Below are eight celebs who've moonlighted as college... More »

Barbara Walters Picks Her Most Fascinating Person

And it's Amal Clooney

(Newser) - Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer who managed to snag George Clooney as a husband this year, also managed to snag the top spot on Barbara Walters' annual list of the most fascinating people last night. Interestingly, it was Walters to whom Mr. Clooney said, back in 1995, "I'... More »

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