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Tony Kushner Is Writing a Play About Donald Trump

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In a recent interview with Daily Beast , playwright Tony Kushner chats about one of his current projects- WEST SIDE STORY . It's terrifying because he has all the power, but without the mental faculties he ought to have. A play about President Donald Trump . Tony Kushner, right, and Stephen Sinells, left, arrive at the 1994 Tony Awards June 12, 1994, in NY. In June, Kushner defended New York City's Public Theater production of Julius Caesar , in which the Caesar character sports a ... Read More »

Police Identify Man Found Wounded Along I-95 In Mamaroneck

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When they got there, they found a man with serious injuries, including gunshot wounds. A man with several gunshot wounds escaped a U-Haul van while it was still moving on the interstate in a suburb of NY, police said. The incident snarled traffic for hours as police investigated. State Police Sgt. Leon Williams told WCBS 880's Sean Adams that the van was last seen traveling northbound on I-95. Read More »

Florida college student suspended after viral tweet grading ex-girlfriend's letter

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A Florida college student has been suspended after a grading his ex-girlfriend's breakup letter with a D-minus. He gave her a D-minus and the Internet loved it. Stuart blasted the suspension as a violation of the first amendment and said his client would be fighting the punishment. "I think the damaging thing here is how does UCF decide what's morally harmful?" "It was obvious he was making fun of her, but that's the beauty of the constitution". Read More »

Griffin 'excited to be back' with Clippers after signing new deal

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The fact we can get him and keep him and build around Blake, it's phenomenal for us. That goes from owners all the way down to the coaching staff to the roster to everything just day-to-day. He's dealt with injuries throughout his career and is rehabbing from a toe injury. So his summer wasn't filled with meetings with other teams. "I didn't want to waste anybody's time", Griffin said. Read More »

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) Position Lowered by Visionary Asset Management Inc

Hollencrest Securities LLC's holdings in Xerox Corporation were worth $251,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. On average, equities research analysts expect that Xerox Corporation will post $3.33 earnings per share for the current year. Xerox Corporation also declared a dividend to be paid on Monday July 31st, 2017. Read More »

Russian lawyer 'ready' to meet US Congress over Trump Jr. meeting

Trump Jr. ultimately agreed that he would testify before Congress about the previously undisclosed secret meeting the family has lied about multiple times . Trump Jr. eagerly accepted the offer, even after being told that the information was being provided as part of the Russian government's support for the Trump campaign. Read More »

Arab countries want Qatar to accept 'six broader principles' to combat terrorism

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Last month, the four countries imposed sanctions on Qatar, cutting diplomatic and travel ties with the Gulf, after accusing the country of financing militant groups and allying with their regional foe Iran; all of which Qatar denied. "Obviously it's an unusual situation, but it's business as normal. we're just getting on with our jobs", Al Jazeera reported on its website. He added: "There will be no compromise when it comes to principles", but conceded there could be "discussion and ... Read More »

'Star Trek: Discovery' is Sorry/Not Sorry About Klingon Redesign

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Recently, showrunner Aaron Harberts spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming CBS All Access TV show. In the different versions of Trek , the Klingons have never been completely consistent. "Warp into adventure with this new comic book series that ties into the new Star Trek television show premiering in late September on CBS All Access in the US, the Space channel in Canada and Netflix throughout the rest of the world", reads IDW's announcement (via Bleeding Cool ). Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein Slams Comey For Leaking Memos

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His memo laying out the rationale for Comey's ouster was initially cited as a key factor by the Trump administration, though Trump and his aides have since given varying explanations as to how much of a role the deputy AG's recommendation played. Read More »

'We will present full file to France on excesses of Qatar'

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The decision to reduce the list of 13 specific demands - which Qatar rejected as violating its sovereignty and mediators from the U.S. and elsewhere criticised - was first announced in Cairo two weeks ago after the foreign ministers of the UAE , Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain met there to determine their response to Doha's rejection. Read More »

How police, United States feds team up to seize property

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More than 20 states have enacted their own laws limiting asset forfeiture, either by first requiring a criminal conviction or by raising the threshold for when police can take property during an investigation . While adoptive forfeitures amount to just a small percentage of the annual multi-billion dollar forfeiture haul , they've come under harsh criticism for allowing local authorities to sidestep state guidelines and instead take cash and property under much more permissive federal rules. Read More »

Oakland cuts ties with ICE

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Mario Carrillo, State Director of America's Voice Texas , said, "Acting Director Homan's latest threats against the immigrant community only reinforce President Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-American agenda of mass-deportation and detention". Read More »

HRW, Amnesty call on Morocco to reject confessions extracted under torture

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During the trial, which began on 26 December 2016, the court agreed to have doctors accredited to the court perform medical examinations on 21 defendants to assess their torture allegations. The global rights monitors Amnesty worldwide and Human Rights Watch issued a joint plea this week urging the Moroccan authorities to ensure the verdict was not based on confessions or statements "obtained under torture or other ill-treatment during police interrogations". Read More »

Committee to focus on Trump Jr meeting

He said Kushner would appear July 24, and 'appreciates the opportunity to assist in putting this matter to rest.' The session is set to be held in a closed fashion for Kushner, whose presence in White House photos is constant but who rarely speaks in public. Read More »

'Teen Wolf': MTV Readying New Take on the Franchise

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In the meanwhile, Christian Today has reported that Tyler Hoechlin and Dylan O' Brien will be returning to " Teen Wolf " Season 6B that premieres on July 30 at 8 pm EDT. As for the podcast, fans won't have long to wait, as MTV plans to roll it out shortly after the finale. McCarthy and Davis are also considering "keeping the franchise alive" by turning it into an anthology series after this upcoming season. Read More »

Underwater robot probe inside Fukushima plant's No. 3 reactor begins

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TEPCO spokesman Takahiro Kimoto praised the work, saying the robot captured views of the underwater damage that had not been previously seen. The robot was left inside the reactor near a structure called the pedestal, and is expected to go deeper inside for a fuller investigation Friday in hopes of finding the melted fuel. Read More »

Single-payer health care is not the answer

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Only a small number of prominent Democrats now support a single-payer plan, which would provide taxpayer-funded basic health care to all United States citizens. There is plenty of data out there - from the experience of other countries and our own - to inform our decisions and this much is clear: Countries with single-payer health insurance cover all of their citizens and have better health outcomes at considerably lower costs . Read More »

Modi government is ignoring farmers: Rahul Gandhi

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He said that the Congress would pressurize the government to waive off loans taken out by the farmers. Addressing a Kisan Aakrosh rally in Banswara, Mr. But our proposal was not anti-poor. "We had suggested the government to not pass GST in a hurry, but they did not listen", he said. But Modiji was in haste. Read More »

Trump huddles with GOP senators on Obamacare repeal

When pressed on producing a time table for any health care reform, Sanders said ideally, the White House would want a plan to happen "as soon as possible" but are currently focused on "getting it right". "Let's be honest, we all knew the words "Trump" and "care" were never destined to be together". Greg Bell is the President and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association. Read More »

Probe into claims two Canadians among captured Islamic State women

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However, the Iraqi ambassador said that he could not confirm whether they were in Badush or even alive. Also seized during military mopping-up operations last Thursday were women from Russia, Turkey, Canada and Chechnya. We recently provided 1,000 large tents to accommodate 1,000 displaced families from Mosul in the Basateen Alsheyukh area, and during Ramadan we distributed a month's food supply to 13,932 people in the Mosul area. Read More »

'Mass hysteria' over Trump Jr: lawyer

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Veselnitskaya claims that American businessman Bill Browder, a fierce critic of the Kremlin who was tried and convicted in absentia for tax evasion in Russian Federation and was once a client of slain lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, had gathered personal information about her and her family and shared it with the US Congress. Read More »