Disney Ends Ban On Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash

Amid a growing backlash, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar The Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its movies following an investigation by the newspaper into the media giant’s business dealings in Anaheim. Disney’s change of course came after a number of news outlets, including The New York Times and the A.V. Club, said they were boycotting advance screenings of Disney films in solidarity.

Disney Ends Ban on the Los Angeles Times Amid Growing Industry Backlash

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Man Arrested By Secret Service Near White House After Threatening to Kill ‘All White Police’

On Monday, the Secret Service arrested a man near the White House after they had been told to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly threatened to kill “all white police.”  Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, alerted the U.S. Secret Service that the man planned to go to Washington with the purpose of killing officers at the White House. Secret Service officers later spotted him on Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Park, according to the statement. He was arrested without incident and officials say charges are pending.

Secret Service arrest man near White House who wanted to kill ‘all white police’

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Mystery Deepens Over Assault On Senator Rand Paul

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is recovering at his home after being physically assaulted Friday afternoon by a neighbor. Paul sustained five rib fractures, caused by high-velocity severe force and lung contusions.  The assailant, 59-year-old Rene Boucher, was arrested by Kentucky State Police and charged with fourth-degree assault.  Boucher’s attorney said in a statement that “the unfortunate occurrence of Nov. 3 has absolutely nothing to do with politics or political agendas.”

Motive mystery in Rand Paul attack: Neighbor’s lawyer says it had ‘nothing to do’ with politics

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Former DNC Head Donna Brazile Calls Out Critics Of Her New Book

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile responded to pushback against her forthcoming book about the Democratic Party, telling her critics to “go to hell.”  Amongst other revelations, Brazile has claimed in her new book that she considered replacing Hillary Clinton with then-Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s nominee, mere weeks before Election Day.

Shocking Donna Brazile expose drives Hillary camp into chaos, may throw crucial Virginia governor race to the GOP

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Up To 27 Killed In Mass Shooting At Texas Church

A gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing about 25 people and injuring at least another 27. Following the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, law enforcement officials identified the gunman on Sunday evening as Devin Patrick Kelley, age 26, of neighboring Comal County. He was later declared dead, though it was not clear if the gunman shot himself or was taken out by authorities.

Church shooting in rural Texas now among top 5 deadliest gun massacres in US history

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Thousands Are Lining Up For The iPhone X Around The World

Thousands of Apple users around the world lined up to get their hands on the new iPhone X that became available in major markets on Friday.  The iPhone X, Apple’s 10th anniversary offering, is loaded with plenty of high-end hardware and new features, including Face ID that unlocks the phone when users look at it. It is also pricey, starting at $999 for the entry-level model.

People spend hours in line as iPhone X goes on sale around the world

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US Treasury Yields Tick Lower After Jerome Powell Selected For Fed Chair

U.S. government debt yields ticked lower after President Donald Trump announced the selection of Jerome Powell as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Powell will run the Federal Reserve once current Chair Janet Yellen’s term expires, in a move widely expected and one unlikely to disturb the roaring stock market. Trump made the announcement Thursday afternoon. 

Gold holds little change as Trump announces Fed chair

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Police Seeking Suspect After 3 People Killed In Shooting At Colorado Walmart

Two men and a woman were killed in a shooting inside a suburban Denver Walmart on Wednesday night in Thornton, Colorado. The men died at the store, and the woman died at a hospital.  Police spokesman Victor Avila said a man nonchalantly entered the store and fired a handgun into a group of people before fleeing in a car. No one has been arrested.

3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; police seek suspect

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NPR Editor Michael Oreskes Forced To Resign Amid Harassment Claims

NPR’s Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes was forced to resign from the company one day after the Washington Post reported that two women said he had made unwanted sexual contact two decades ago while employed by the New York Times.

Top NPR editor on leave amid reports of harassment

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Donald Trump Dismisses Campaign Adviser As ‘Young, Low Level Volunteer’

President Trump on Tuesday downplayed the role of his former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, calling him merely a “young, low level volunteer,” whom “few people knew.”  The President’s Tuesday morning tweeted his first comments about Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about being offered information from the Russian government regarding Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. 

Trump dismisses Papadopoulos as ‘low-level volunteer’

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