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Rachel Bonnetta cracks over Clay Travis connection: ‘bulls–t he spews’
“Lock it In” host Rachel Bonnetta pleaded with her Twitter followers, who may also follow her controversial Fox Sports co-host Clay Travis, to unfollow her because she disagrees “with 99.9% of what he says online.” Amid the George Floyd protests across the country calling for the end of racial injustice, Bonnetta shared messages of solidarity...
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Justin Bieber admits to feeling ‘shame’ over deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery
"Why did it take these men being killed for me to almost take a blanket over my eyes?"
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Turkish mogul Baran Süzer pulls out of buying Miami’s Delano Hotel
Süzer, who is the owner of The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, had to forfeit the deposit he had put down in March.
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Photos Show George Floyd Protests Nationwide Erupt Into Riots, Flames, and Violence
Violent protests erupted over the weekend in a number of cities including Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
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Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo Was Not Looted and There Are No Hippos on Lake Shore Drive
Fake photos surfaced on Twitter during the Chicago protests.
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'Valorant' Release Time: When Can You Play Riot Games' New Shooter?
"Valorant" is finally launching, and here's what you need to know about the free-to-play title.
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Closing the Borders Won't Flatten The Curve—If Anything, It's Making Things Worse | Opinion
The administration's latest immigration policies are not only cruel and useless against the pandemic: the may actually exacerbate the COVID crisis.
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DOJ ramps up law enforcement presence amid clashes
Attorney General William Barr is deploying riot teams to Miami and Washington, D.C.
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Klay Thompson featured in cryptic TiKTok video amid breakup rumors
Add Klay Thompson and Laura Harrier to the list of quarantine breakups.
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As George Floyd Protests Rage, Chinese Officials and State Media Accuse U.S. of Hypocrisy Over Hong Kong
"I highly suspect that Hong Kong rioters have infiltrated American states," tweeted Hu Xijin, editor of a newspaper published by the Chinese Communist Party.
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De Blasio ‘proud’ of daughter Chiara’s arrest during George Floyd protests
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday commented on his daughter’s arrest during a Manhattan protest over the police-involved killing of George Floyd, saying that it was a “surprise” to him, but that he’s “proud” of her. De Blasio, speaking during his daily City Hall press briefing, said that his 25-year-old daughter Chiara did not inform...
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Stocks register gains on cautious hopes of economic recovery
US stocks rebounded Monday as Wall Street cautiously bet on an economic recovery despite mounting unrest over police brutality and continued tensions with China.
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Truck driver who barreled into Minneapolis protestors held without bail
A tanker truck driver who barreled into a throng of George Floyd protestors in Minneapolis on Sunday is being held without bail on suspicion of assault, according to news reports. Bogdan Vechirko, 35, was taken into custody after he sped into a large crowd of demonstrators on the I-35W bridge and is being held at...
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Estrogen Levels May Make Alcohol More Rewarding to Females, Say Authors of Study on Binge-drinking Mice
Findings may mean women drink to excess during certain points in their menstrual cycle.
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Obama: 'Let's not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it'
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Obama lays out ideas for 'real change' following George Floyd protests, criticizes looting and vandalism
Former President Barack Obama on Monday published a piece on Medium addressing the nationwide protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd -- laying out his ideas for how the country “can sustain momentum to bring about real change,” while also deriding the violence and looting that have occurred on the fringes of some demonstrations.
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Trump’s inability to speak convincingly to anyone but his base is a unique liability in the moment
Trump's demonstrated disinclination to do so is a problem of its own.
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Trump unloads on ‘weak’ governors over George Floyd protest response
WASHINGTON — President Trump upbraided several governors in a tense call Monday after days of rioting nationwide amid the marches over the police-custody killing of George Floyd in Minnesota — telling the state leaders they would look like “jerks” if they didn’t come down harder on protesters, according to reports. The president began the conference...
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Heat's Udonis Haslem calls for justice in George Floyd case, not proud of violent protests
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem said Sunday he would be “lying” if he said he was “proud” of what’s going on as some protests in the wake of the police-involved death of George Floyd turned violent leading to businesses being burned and stores being looted.
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Two officers fired after street protest arrests
Two Atlanta police officers have been fired and three others placed on desk duty over excessive use of force during a protest arrest incident. (June 1)       
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A plea for peace: We are moving toward the point of no return
If we’re not careful, our behavior — police and protesters — will open the door to new levels of fury and ferocity that will be difficult to contain.
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'Lemon' or not, Trump stuck with Phase 1 China trade deal for now
U.S. President Donald Trump has little choice but to stick with his Phase 1 China trade deal for now despite his anger at Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic, new Hong Kong security rules, and dwindling hopes China can meet U.S. goods purchase targets, people familiar with his administration's deliberations say.
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WHO pushes to keep ties with 'generous' U.S. despite Trump's exit move
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday praised the United States' "immense" and "generous" contribution to global health in a push to salvage relations after President Donald Trump said he was severing ties with the U.N. agency.
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John Cusack films altercation with police in Chicago, says his bike was hit with baton
John Cusack shared a video of himself being screamed at by a police officer in Chicago as he allegedly hit his bicycle with a baton. 
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Minnesota AG: 4 cops will be charged ‘to highest level of accountability’
Minnesota’s attorney general said Monday that he will prosecute the four cops involved in the George Floyd case to “the highest degree of accountability.” “We are reviewing the evidence, and we are reviewing the law, and we are going to charge this case in a manner consistent with the highest level of accountability that the...
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‘Bachelor’ alum Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s wife Lauren Burnham suffered a miscarriage
The couple shared the news in a video on Saturday.
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WWE star Sonya Deville on becoming ‘Daddy,’ coming out, and her clothing line
Daria Berenato, better known as WWE superstar Sonya Deville, takes some time away from the ring and her Rainbow Love clothing line for some Q&A with The Post’s Joseph Staszewski. (Edited for length and clarity) Q: Where did the inspiration come from to start calling yourself Daddy Deville? A: It came from a year ago...
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Owner of Dallas boutique ransacked during protests asks for community to come together: 'I have worked so hard'
Looters ransacked a boutique owned by a black woman during George Floyd protests in Dallas, according to a report Monday.
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Who Is Herbert Stempel? The Man Behind the 'Quiz Show' Scandal Dies At 93
Stempel was a reigning champion on the game show "Twenty-One" in the 1950s, until he deliberately lost to Charles Van Doren.
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Trump lets cops do their jobs, Minneapolis police union head says in 2019
During a Trump campaign rally in Minnesota in October, Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Union, attacked the Obama administration for "the handcuffing and oppression of the police" and praised President Trump for "letting the cops do their jobs."
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NFL's Matt Kalil flips Pasadena estate for a profit
Two months after buying a Pasadena estate, former USC standout Matt Kalil has sold the 1917 home for a profit of more than $600,000.
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Riots Are the American Way
Those who rebuke violent responses to injustice should ask themselves: How should the oppressed respond to their oppressors? (Morgan Smith)Since the beginning of this country, riots and violent rhetoric have been markers of patriotism. When our founding fathers fought for independence, violence was the clarion call. Phrases such as “Live free or die” and “Give me liberty or give me death” echoed throughout the nation, and continue today. Force and violence have always been used as weapons to defend liberty, because—as John Adams once said in reference to the colonists’ treatment by the British—“We won’t be their Negroes.”Black rebellion and protest, though, have historically never been coupled with allegiance to American democracy. Today, peaceful demonstrations and violent riots alike have erupted across the country in response to police brutality and the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Yet the language used to refer to protesters has ranged from “looters” to “thugs” and even claims that they are un-American. The philosophy of force and violence to obtain freedom has long been employed by white people and explicitly denied to black Americans.Think back to March 5, 1770, when Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native American descent, became the first casualty of the American Revolution. Attucks was one of a handful of protestors killed by British forces during the Boston Massacre. The lawyer tasked with defending the British soldiers in their American criminal trial was none other than Adams. When presenting his case, Adams described the men those soldiers killed as “a motley rabble of saucy boys, negroes and molattoes [sic], Irish teagues and outlandish jack tarrs.” He built his defense of the British soldiers on the charge that Attucks struck the first blow and led the “dreadful carnage.” Adams concluded the “mad behavior” of Attucks provoked the soldiers’ response, claiming that Attucks’s group was “under the command of a stout molatto fellow, whose very looks, was enough to terrify any person.” Some 250 years later, Adams’s words still underline a central truth in American disobedience: Freedom through violence is a privilege only possessed by whites. Seminal moments in U.S. history which historians have defined as patriotic were also moments that denied patriotism to black people.[Read: When police view citizens as enemies ]If violence is a political language, white Americans are native speakers. But black people are also fluent in the act of resistance. Attucks stood up to British tyranny. The numerous slave rebellions lead by Gabriel Prosser, Charles Deslondes, and Nat Turner were all attempts to gain freedom with force. Throughout the 20th century, black Americans armed themselves in the face of white mobs and organized protection for their freedom marches. Accordingly, when George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others were unarmed and unjustly killed by police, black people and their allies chose to rise up.Protests at Philadelphia City Hall on May 30, 2020 (Morgan Smith)Americans like to harken back to the civil-rights era as a moment of nonviolence and civil disobedience. But that movement was an orchestrated response to violence. Violence at the voting booth. Violence at the lunch counter. Violence that bombed a church with four little black girls. Violence that left a bloated black boy in an open casket. Violence that left a black husband and father murdered in his driveway. The movement ended with the violent death of Martin Luther King Jr. And his death ignited riots in more than 100 cities.[Read: The American nightmare]It is easy to dismiss the rock thrower; Attucks himself was accused of throwing sticks. But those who rebuke violent responses to injustice should ask themselves: How should the oppressed respond to their oppressors? How should the nation respond to political dissent? How do the oppressed procure power? Throughout history, Black people have employed violence, nonviolence, marches, and boycotts. Only one thing is clear—there is no form of black protest that white supremacy will sanction. Still, black people understand the utility of riotous rebellion: Violence compels a response. Violence disrupts the status quo and the possibility of returning to business as usual. So often the watershed moments of historical record are stamped by violence—it is the engine that propels society along from funerals to fury and from moments to movements.In December of 1866, the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote an essay for The Atlantic in which he reflected on the benefits of rebellion: “There is cause to be thankful even for rebellion. It is an impressive teacher, though a stern and terrible one.” He then concluded, “The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.” Many people are asking if violence is a valid means of producing social change. The hard and historical answer is yes. Riots have a way of magnifying not merely the flaws in the system, but also the strength of those in power. The American Revolution was won with violence. The French Revolution was won with violence. The Haitian Revolution was won with violence. The Civil War was won with violence. A revolution in today’s terms would mean that these nationwide rebellions lead to black people being able to access and exercise the fullness of their freedom and humanity.The other night I was watching the copious news coverage of the protests. I wanted to be out there. I felt helpless. But I just had a baby and had no business being out in the streets. I called my mother for encouragement. She said, “I was in college during all of the ’68 riots. Just keep on living, there’ll be another chance.” History has taught me she is likely right. A riot may be temporary violence, quick and dirty, but it could become a revolution. And though slow and long-lasting, when it is fully matured, a revolution is irrefutable change.
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UFC star Jon Jones confronts would-be vandals in New Mexico, takes away spray cans
UFC star Jon Jones did his best to prevent those participating in the George Floyd protests in New Mexico on Sunday from vandalizing a building with spray paint.
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Stephanie Pratt slammed for 'Shoot the Looters' tweet after her own 2006 shoplifting arrest
Stephanie Pratt is being called out on social media for her condoning violence against the nationwide protestors speaking out against the police killing of George Floyd.
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CNN’s Brian Stelter apologizes after falsely claiming St. John’s showed ‘no sign of smoke or fire’
CNN’s media critic Brian Stelter apologized on Sunday after he was mocked for falsely claiming the historic St. John’s showed “no sign of smoke or fire” when it was ablaze live on television.
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D.C. Delegate Says Police Teargassed Him While Protesting Near White House
Ibraheem Samirah, a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, said police "instigated riots" as a crowd was protesting peacefully in Washington, D.C.
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Trump unloads on governors over protest response, calls them 'weak'
President Trump unloaded on governors in a phone call Monday over how they've responded to protests and riots across the country following the death of George Floyd, calling them “weak” and urging them to "dominate." 
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Oklahoma deputies take a knee in solidarity, hug protesters demanding justice for George Floyd
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputies stationed outside a jail in Oklahoma City took a knee in solidarity with those protesting the death of George Floyd, evoking applause from a large crowd of onlookers.
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Trump tells governors they must 'dominate' protesters
President Donald Trump told the nation's governors in a video teleconference to aggressively go after violent protesters after three nights of unrest in dozens of cities across the country. CNN's Kaitlan Collins has the details.
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Horny dog humps pillow in the middle of yoga class
This pooch went “downward dog” on a pillow. Watch the hilarious moment when a yoga instructor’s Labrador retriever interrupts an online class by dragging a pillow into the shot — and humping it. Jayne Hobson, 46, in East Sussex, UK, couldn’t help but laugh as her naughty pup, Bobby, stole the show.   Subscribe to...
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Coty shakes off Kylie Jenner problem, surges 20 percent after KKR buys stake
That was one quick makeover. After getting dinged last week for its ties to Kylie Jenner, beauty products seller Coty announced a $1 billion investment and a management shakeup — sending the stock up 20 percent, to $4.36, in early-afternoon trading. Coty on Monday said buyout firm KKR will be acquiring a 60 percent stake...
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Trump Tells Governors to 'Dominate' Protestors After George Floyd's Death, Says 'They're Terrorists'
In a call with the nation's governors, President Donald Trump called the protestors who have been demonstrating after George Floyd's death "terrorists."
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Streaming TV is key to victory in 2020 election, expert says
The new, untapped advantage in this election cycle is streaming television, according to digital advertising expert and SteelHouse CEO Mark Douglas.
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Want to support an L.A. bookstore? Here are 22 to order from
With curbside pickup and even some in-store visits available, there's no reason to buy books at an online mega-store. Here's a list of locals instead.
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Is Kylie Jenner a Real Billionaire or Not?
"It is sad that, of all things, they have devoted three reporters to investigate the effect of the coronavirus crisis on Kylie's net worth."
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MLB’s potential disaster isn’t about players’ greed: Sherman
I think the players have a responsibility to help find a financial solution that allows major league baseball to be played this year. For the long-term damage to reputation and revenue without games will make the 2020 salary dispute feel like fighting for a drop of water and ending up with an ocean of problems....
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NYPD to begin 12-hour shifts in ‘war time’ response to George Floyd protests
NYPD cops will begin working 12-hour shifts this week — a “war time” response to the increasingly violent George Floyd protests and looting in New York, sources told The Post. Starting Tuesday, some cops will work a 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. tour, while others will be on the clock from 5 p.m. until 5...
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Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics
President Donald Trump, agitated and distressed after three nights of violent protests in dozens of cities across the country -- including outside of his home -- told the nation's governors in a video teleconference Monday to aggressively target violent protesters he said would only respond to a show of force.
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