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We've had three mass shootings in an eight-day period, spurring the ongoing debate about gun violence and why it doesn't seem like anyone is doing anything about it. One person who is taking action is Lady Gaga, who announced she will be fully funding classroom projects in Dayton, Ohio, El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California as a way to be proactive about what's happening in the world.

"In this moment, I want to channel my confusion, frustration, and fury into hope. Hope that we are there for each other and for ourselves," she said.

Working through her Born This Way Foundation, the singer is partnering with DonorsChoose.org, an organization that allows teachers to fundraise for classroom projects. Some of the projects had been partially funded through crowdfunding, but thanks to Lady Gaga's donations, the projects are now fully funded in 14 classrooms in Dayton, 125 classrooms in El Paso, and 23 classrooms in Gilroy have received the support they needed.

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Lady Gaga has been crushing the game for over a decade, but a lot of the public is still catching up. The roaring success of "A Star Is Born" only multiplied Gaga's star power and now a whole new bevy of fans are discovering how outspoken she's been all this time.

As a female musician who writes her own music and is brazen about her own sexuality and politics, Gaga is no stranger to industry sexism and also no stranger to shutting it down on sight.

Last year, when Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford testified against Brett Kavanaugh, Gaga shared stirring words of solidarity during an appearance on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert."

In the viral clip, she emphasized just how brave it was for Blasey-Ford to come forward, and noted how trauma can deeply affect your process of recollection.


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"Little Monsters" may be what Lady Gaga calls her millions of devoted fans, but in reality, she's hoping they act in ways that are anything but what the nickname suggests.

This week, she's encouraging them to stop by Starbucks for a refreshing drink.

Starbucks has launched a collection called "Cups of Kindness" in partnership with Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.

June 13-19, the coffee company will donate 25 cents from every collection drink purchase to the foundation, which aims to better the lives of young people and their communities, particularly when it comes to mental health.

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The reviews are in, and Lady Gaga's powerfully patriotic Super Bowl halftime performance is getting lots of thumbs up.

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The pop star, who flew around NRG Stadium hooked on wires for much of the show, lit up Houston with hits like "Just Dance," "Million Reasons," and "Bad Romance."

But she also belted out portions of "God Bless America" and "This Land Is Your Land" during a 12-minute performance that was somehow "pro-gay, pro-unity, pro-feminist, pro-weirdo, and pro-fabulous" all at once, The Daily Beast's Kevin Fallon noted.

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