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The White House Responds To Petition Asking President Obama To Pardon Making A Murderer's Steven Avery!

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***WARNING: Making a Murderer Spoilers Below***

The people have spoken! But will President Barack Obama respond?

As we reported, over 170,000 people have signed a petition to pardon Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey in the Teresa Halbach murder case.

Related: Making A Murderer Lawyer Faces A Restraining Order!

Ever since Making A Murderer debuted on Netflix, several viewers believe the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin men did NOT commit their crimes, and deserve to be freed from jail.

Recently, The White House sent a letter to everyone who signed this petition thanking them for their interest. However, they didn't have good news.

They wrote

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American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle Grills Barack Obama On Gun Control! WATCH HERE!

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Hopefully this discussion will actually lead to some change!

On Thursday, President Barack Obama participated in the Guns In America Town Hall where he was asked by several individuals about his plan for gun reform.

Related: Taya Kyle Shares A Heartfelt Message!

One of those was Taya Kyle, whose husband — Chris Kyle — was portrayed in the movie American Sniper by Bradley Cooper.

During the CNN event, the author asked Obama if his proposed measures would truly mitigate mass shootings and murders.

After thanking her husband for his service, the 54-year-old politician gave an extremely eloquent response.

To hear what he had to say, ch-ch-check out the clip (above).

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Amy Schumer And Her Boyfriend Totally Met On A Dating App!

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We would swipe right for Amy Schumer in a heartbeat!

As we reported, the Inside Amy Schumer star is currently dating furniture designer Ben Hanisch, who is a former HGTV design consultant!

Related: Amy Schumer Earned THREE Writers Guild Nominations!

The funnylady even took her new man to the White House to watch Barack Obama's press conference on gun control.

How exactly did they meet?!

According to sources, they met on a dating app called Bumble! In this specific app, ladies always make the first move, which means Miz Schumer liked Mr. Hanisch from the get-go!

Ben — who another insider says is a "super nice, chill guy" — made his account in early 2015!

We totally can't wait for Amy and Ben to make more public appearances! Get it, you two!

[Image via Amy Schumer/Instagram.]

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Fast & Furious 8 Wants To Become The First Hollywood Movie To Film In Cuba In Over 50 Years!

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Fast & Furious may be headed to Cuba!

A bit over a year after Barack Obama re-established ties and eased travel restrictions, the franchise's eighth chapter may become the first major Hollywood film in the country in over 50 years.

Related: Costars Vin Diesel & Tyrese Pay Tribute To Paul Walker

Director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is looking to take the series where no movie has gone since the 1962 embargo.

According to a statement from the studio:

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Watch President Obama Shed Tears While Remembering Children Killed In Mass Shooting During Speech On Gun Control

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Talk about powerful tears.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding new executive actions on gun control.

The most powerful and touching moment during his speech came when the POTUS reminded the nation about 20 elementary-school children that were killed in the 2012 massacre in Newton, Connecticut. Obama stated:

"Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad."

Related: Donald Trump's First TV Spot Is Basically A Parody Of His Racist Views!

The head of state went on to address the fact that he respects the Second Amendment, but stated that other rights like freedom of religion, have been taken away from the victims of the mass shootings. The President said:

"Second Amendment rights are important, but there are other rights we care about as well. And we have to be able to balance them. Because our right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina and that was denied to Jews in Kansas City and that was denied to Muslims in Chapel Hill and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They have rights, too."

Check out part of the President's speech on gun control (below) as he does his best to hold back tears:

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More Than 170,000 People Have Signed A Petition To Pardon Steven Avery After Watching Netflix's Making A Murderer!

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***WARNING: Making a Murderer Spoilers Below***

Maybe this will lift his spirits!

If you've been on the Internet at all in the past two weeks, chances are you heard about the case of Steven Avery thanks to the Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer.

While the public consensus is that Steven and his nephew Brendan Dassey were unjustly convicted of murder despite a lack of evidence, it seems like fans are no longer content with trashing the former prosecutor in bad Yelp reviews.

Related: D.A. Ken Kratz Says Making A Murderer Left Out Key Evidence

In the 17 days since its premiere, over 170,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to get the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin men a pardon from President Barack Obama!

Unfortunately for well-meaning fans, the President can't actually help since he can only deal with federal crimes — not state.

Steven and Brendan are both currently in jail for killing Teresa Halbach… but could this petition be the spotlight their case needs??

All 10 episodes of Making a Murderer are currently available on Netflix.

[Image via Innocence Project.]

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