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'Do the Right Thing' … or 'Spider-Man 2'? The Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown continues.

"The Devil Wears Prada," "Face/Off" and "WALL-E" also compete in this week's extra-packed 24-film edition of the LA Times Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.


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Opinion: Senators critical of WNBA, NBA social justice efforts should stick to politics
Sens. Josh Hawley and Kelly Loeffler are criticizing the NBA and WNBA for their plans to honor Black Lives Matter movement when they resume play.        
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Facebook considering banning election ads
Facebook reportedly is considering a ban on political ads in the days before the November election. The potential ban would aim to limit “misleading” content ahead of the vote, according to Bloomberg News. The social media giant did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post. Facebook and Google are the internet’s...
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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Showrunner Resigns Citing “Fundamental Differences”
Carina Adly MacKenzie is out as showrunner after two seasons.
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Wayfair product listings spark child trafficking conspiracy theory
A conspiracy theory emerged Friday that the Wayfair online store was using the sale of storage cabinets as a cover for child trafficking — which the home-decor company immediately denounced as false. A post on the social media website Reddit noted the high cost of the furniture — along with the fact that each item...
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Trump says Joe Biden is a ‘puppet’ of AOC and Bernie Sanders
President Trump said Friday that Joe Biden is “a puppet” of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and would leave people “at the mercy of a socialist mob.” Trump told Cuban and Venezuelan exiles in Florida that Biden’s alliance with the self-described socialists is frightening. “Joe Biden and the radical left...
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New drone attack AI tech tracks 'out of view' targets
What if a U.S. drone was closely tracking an armed enemy vehicle as it transits rough terrain, enters urban areas and comes closer to vulnerable target areas when, all of a sudden, the target leaves a sensor’s field of view, becoming seemingly un-trackable? Is targeting lost? Are offensive operations compromised?
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Raiders’ rookie Henry Ruggs III gets insane Madden 21 speed rating
Gamers playing Madden may soon have a new favorite player. Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III — who ran a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine – was given a speed rating of 98, in the EA Sports Madden 21 rankings released by game developing EA Sports on Friday....
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Roessler Estate in Palos Verdes Estates lists for $19.5 million
The Roessler Estate, a Spanish Revival-style mansion built for Palos Verdes Estates' first mayor, is for sale at $19.5 million.
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UFC’s Mike Perry seeks treatment for alcohol abuse after restaurant brawl
Following a violent altercation at a Texas restaurant Tuesday night, UFC fighter Mike Perry will seek professional treatment for substance and behavioral counseling. The UFC responded to the incident Thursday night, saying it was “troubled” by the video. “The conduct displayed by Perry is not reflective of that of our organization,” the statement read. “Perry...
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Muji files for bankruptcy
Trendy home-goods chain Muji has filed for bankruptcy, making it the latest in a string of retailers to do so as the coronavirus crisis decimates the industry.
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Amber Heard mocked Johnny Depp as ‘victim of domestic violence’: lawyer
The text message exchange between the former couple came after their infamous 2015 blowout in Australia, where Depp was filming "Pirates of the Caribbean 3."
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Jada Pinkett Smith admits to 'relationship' with August Alsina while separated from Will Smith
As promised, Jada Pinkett Smith took herself to the Red Table. 
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Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff's request
The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Friday confirmed that Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five times in the back.
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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School
In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."
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Meghan McCain decries 'weird & callous' Goya boycott over CEO's praise of Trump
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain argued on Twitter Friday that it was "weird & callous" to attempt a boycott of Goya Foods over its CEO's praise of Trump at a White House event.
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Merkel: You can't fight the pandemic with lies
German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to take a shot at President Donald Trump in a speech to the European Parliament. "As we are experiencing firsthand, you cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation any more than you can fight it with hate or incitement to hatred," she said.
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Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' to spin off new Gotham cop show on HBO Max
Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' movie will not only introduce Robert Pattinson as a new Caped Crusader but will also spin off a cop-centric HBO Max TV show.       
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NYC walking tour: Broadway’s best food, drink and architecture
As every New Yorker knows, each section of Broadway has its own unique charms.
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Debunked: Victoria’s Secret RFID technology is not used to track customers
Recently, some social media users have been sharing images online of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on Victoria’s Secret clothing items and claiming they are being used to track users. This claim is untrue. Some of the posts falsely claim a link to sex trafficking. One post reads: “So the person who created and runs victoria secret...
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Here's to Jada Pinkett Smith! Her wildest revelations on 'Red Table Talk'
If there is one thing that can be said about Jada Pinkett Smith, it's that she keeps it real. See her craziest revelations from "Red Table Talk."       
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Trump expected to commute Roger Stone sentence, days before prison term set to begin
President Trump is expected to announce that he will commute Roger Stone’s sentence, just days before the longtime political operative is slated to report to prison to serve more than three years for charges stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Fox News has learned.
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Thomas Rhett says quarantine is a ‘blessing in disguise’ because of extra family time
Thomas Rhett recently revealed he’s grateful for quarantine because it’s allowed him more time with his wife Lauren Akins and their three daughters: Willa Gray, 4, Ada James, 2, and Lennon Love, 5.
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Georgia GOP congressional race gets personal over illegal immigrant ad claims
The congressional race for an open seat in Georgia has gotten heated and personal between two Republicans.
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Nevada's bars are closing again due to COVID-19 surge. Are casinos next? Here's what we know
What are the odds of Nevada closing a Las Vegas Strip resort corridor that doubles as the state's economic engine?      
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One of Samsung top-tier QLED TVs just got a huge price drop
Looking to upgrade your home theater? Check out this impressive deal on a top-tier Samsung QLED TV, the Q9 75-inch—find out more.       
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The best TVs of 2020
We have more screens in our lives than ever before, from the smartphone in our pocket to the laptop for work. And yet, a TV that provides a communal, cinematic viewing experience is still an important part of the home for most people. What's exciting is that TV technology has evolved rapidly in recent years — and the size, tech and quality that was once financially out of reach for many of us is now available for just a few hundred dollars.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Dating Around: Brazil’ On Netflix, Which Is Just Like The American Version, But Sexier
A single person goes on five dates in São Paulo, and the dates are clipped together into one awkward mega-date in the Brazilian version of Netflix's hit dating series.
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Trump teases pardon for Roger Stone
President Donald Trump says he's "looking at" a pardon for Roger Stone as Stone pleads with judge not to send him to prison.
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Seven fantastic takeout startups that claim their place in L.A.'s dining universe
How talented chefs support themselves with entrepreneurialism.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Beach House’ on Shudder, in Which Primordial Forces Descend Upon a Couple Vacationing Seaside
In which Liana Liberato learns the hard way not to step on a beached man o' war.
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Tracking Tropical Storm Fay and a dangerous heat wave
While the Northeast is being hit by a tropical storm, the Southwest is bracing for a long-lasting and dangerous heat wave. CBS News meteorologist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN with details.
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Mysterious relics from prehistoric cult that dug up their dead discovered
Archaeologists working on a dig in Jordan have uncovered depictions of humans dating back to 7500 B.C. that were likely used by a cult that dug up their dead.
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'Ghislaine Maxwell is not Epstein': Attorneys argue for bail ahead of detention hearing, cite COVID threat
Ghislaine Maxwell's attorneys seek bail; cite virus threat and distance socialite from Jeffrey Epstein        
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5 appliances you need in a tiny house
Tiny homes need to save space where they can, so here are 5 appliances that might be small, but still get the job done.       
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Are Florida’s COVID-19 Hospitalization Numbers Really Inflated?
Some conservatives are implying that there’s something fishy about hospitalization rates in Florida. Is that true?
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Is the summer road trip spreading the coronavirus?
The coronavirus has not killed off the summer road trip.
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Majority of Americans say race discrimination is a big problem in the U.S.
Most Americans view race relations as a major issue and believe that President Trump has made matters worse.
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Ford pressured to stop selling police cars, but it won't get out of the business
Ford CEO Jim Hackett rejected employees' calls to get out of the police car business, saying the automaker can support the Black Lives Matter movement while selling the majority of America's police cars.
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Clinicians brace for mental health impact of coronavirus reopening reversals
Many mental health experts have described clients’ increasing anxiety and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, with many states pausing or rolling back reopenings, clinicians now worry about worsening episodes given mistrust, fear of the unknown and a perceived false sense of hope. A number of stressors are manifesting in people, Anisha Patel-Dunn, psychiatrist and...
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Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from their phones over “security risks”
Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The company said it’s doing so for unspecified “security risks” in an internal email to staffers. Amazon ordered its employees on Friday to delete TikTok from their cellphones, saying the popular video app posed “security risks” and that employees would lose mobile access to their work email if they did not comply. The company’s new rule only applies to employees using mobile phones to access their Amazon work email accounts, according to an internal email Recode reviewed. Since Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of US warehouse employees don’t appear to have mobile access to corporate email, it’s unclear how this rule would apply to them. Amazon did not reply to a request for clarification on the matter. The move inside Amazon comes just a few days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the Trump administration was considering banning TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, for all US users. Pompeo said the potential ban is being prompted by concerns that the company shares users’ private data with the Chinese government, which has been expanding its surveillance state in recent years. TikTok has denied sharing data with the Chinese government. A day after Pompeo’s remarks, President Trump confirmed his administration is considering a ban on the app as possible retaliation for the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not yet clear how the US government would execute such a ban. In late June, TikTok users also attracted attention after they claimed to have pranked President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by registering thousands of tickets that they didn’t end up using, creating a disparity between expected attendees and the relatively smaller number of people that actually showed up. And some TikTok users are again planning to try to sabotage Trump’s upcoming rally in New Hampshire by registering empty seats. Trump’s reelection campaign chair Brad Parscale downplayed the impact of “online trolls” impacting rally attendance in a statement to the New York Times. In the internal Amazon email obtained by Recode, Amazon told employees they could still access TikTok from their laptop browsers. The email said employees who use their mobile devices to access work email will have to delete the app. Amazon’s decision is notable because it could lay the groundwork for other US tech giants to make similar decisions on TikTok. An Amazon spokesperson did not immediately reply to requests for comment. A statement from TikTok to Recode read in part: User security is of the utmost importance to TikTok — we are fully committed to respecting the privacy of our users. While Amazon did not communicate to us before sending their email, and we still do not understand their concerns, we welcome a dialogue so we can address any issues they may have and enable their team to continue participating in our community. There are still a lot of unknowns about this ban — namely, what are the “security concerns” that Amazon has about its employees using TikTok? Another question is around enforcement: TikTok is a widely popular, fast-growing app with tens of millions of US users — how will Amazon ensure that its employees follow this ban, and will its IT departments be monitoring the apps on all of its employees’ phones? While we don’t know the answers to those questions yet, Amazon’s new ban on TikTok is another sign that the app that’s gained popularity in the US as an innocuous app for fun-loving, lip-syncing teens is increasingly controversial as concerns grow that its parent company’s ties to the Chinese government pose a security risk. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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Teachers' union leader on the need to reopen schools safely
President Trump is pushing for schools to fully reopen this fall despite concerns over the surging number of coronavirus cases nationwide. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, joined CBSN to discuss the dangerous impact COVID-19 could have on schools if the appropriate protections are not put in place.
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Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers cite COVID-19 concerns, push for $5M bond and home confinement
Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who was best buddies with disgraced sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein, are arguing she be released from lock-up due to health risks from COVID-19.  
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12-year-old girl donates more than 1,300 books to little libraries
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9-year-old boy donates toys for his birthday
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Columbus statue beheading suspect identified
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2 workers rescued after scaffolding malfunction
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Free flashlight filters help protect sea turtles
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