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Artists in a small Mexican town are using their talents to revive muralism, a movement that put the country at the vanguard of art a century ago. Just as their famous predecessors did shortly after the Mexican Revolution, teachers and students at the Siqueiros School of Muralism in the central state of Hidalgo are decorating walls with images that encapsulate themes such as social injustice and workers' rights. Their pieces also reflect current global issues of concern, including climate change and violence against transgender people and women. Their goal is to keep alive the practice of using visual imagery to share messages of social and political importance.

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R. Kelly's manager has been convicted of threatening gunfire was about to occur at a crowded Manhattan theater preparing to show a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls. The verdict in the case against Donnell Russell came Friday. In closing arguments, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz told jurors that evidence of his guilt was overwhelming. She said phone records proved a call in December 2018 to the small theater came from Russell's Chicago home after he'd spent the day trying to stop the documentary from being shown. Defense attorney Michael Freeman said there wasn't enough evidence to prove guilt.

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FILE - R. Kelly's manager Donnell Russell, second from left, leaves federal court, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in New York. A jury convicted Russell on Friday, July 22, of threatening gunfire was about to occur at a crowded Manhattan theater preparing to show a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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The trial of R. Kelly’s manager has opened on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer’s sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater. Prosecutor Lara Pomerantz told federal court jurors Tuesday that Donnell Russell claimed in his December 2018 phone call that someone with a gun was planning to fire on the crowd. She said in her opening statement that he called after other daylong efforts failed to block the screening. Russell's attorney countered that evidence would not prove Russell made the threat.

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R. Kelly's manager Donnell Russell leaves federal court, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in New York. Russell's trial opened Tuesday on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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R. Kelly's manager Donnell Russell leaves federal court, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in New York. Russell's trial opened Tuesday on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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R. Kelly's manager Donnell Russell, second from left, leaves federal court, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in New York. Russell's trial opened Tuesday on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)