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Why we’re rooting for the Jaguars’ return to the playoffs

With an NFC South-leading record and a win over the Dolphins in Week 15, the Jaguars are already within striking distance of their first playoff berth since 2008.That’s a long way from where they were in 2013, when they lost to the 49ers and Panthers in the playoffs.Now, they...

Chicago kids can be a force for justice, but they’re not always getting it

By JENNIFER MARTIN CHAPMAN/THE VERGE By a team of researchers and community members, we’re bringing Chicago’s kids back into the mainstream, and changing the way they’re viewed.It’s an ambitious plan that we’ve been working on for years and one that’s only just beginning.We call it “The Journey.”Here’s what you...

Why the DOJ is investigating DC Comics over ‘Justice League’ cover

On the heels of the Justice League film’s box office success, the Department of Justice announced Thursday that it is investigating “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” for potential copyright infringement.The agency’s complaint, filed in federal court in Virginia, cites the film’s use of the Superman symbol, its depiction...

Which justice has the most female fans?

We are not trying to make a judgement on who’s the best, or the worst, or who’s a man and who’s not.We are trying to understand the fans’ reaction to a character’s gender.The more we can understand, the better the characters will be.That’s why we want to make sure...

How ‘Jailbreak’ helped me save my dad’s life

A man who survived a gunshot wound to the head after his own family took him to a local hospital was able to have a life-saving surgery because of the efforts of a friend.In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, a man looks at a map of the US...

How many women are on the internet? Here’s how many, by gender and age

Today we bring you a look at the numbers on women in the tech industry, and a look ahead to what’s coming next.In the tech world, there are currently more than 100 million women employed, and according to the latest figures from the National Women’s Law Center, women make...

How to choose the right comic book for you and your family

The Justice League is coming back to comic book stores in 2019.And they’re getting a little more than they bargained for.On Tuesday, DC Entertainment revealed the Justice League comic book line-up will include four new series, as well as the first of two new animated series.The JusticeLeague series will...