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Los Angeles Police Arrest Man For Attempted Murder with Flamethrower During Local Roe V. Wade Protests

Click here to read the full article. Street protests over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade took a violent turn on Friday into Saturday. Two arrests were made in serious incidents involving police and protesters in downtown Los Angeles, which saw confrontations and a freeway takeover at one point. On Friday, at around 8:20 p.m., LAPD officers at 5th Street and Main were reportedly assaulted by projectiles, fireworks and a makeshift blow torch, resulting in two arrests and four officers injured. LAPD officers made one arrest for “Resisting an Executive Officer” and the other for “Attempted Murder” on a police...
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Christi Paul Exiting As CNN’s ‘New Day Weekend’ Anchor, Heading To Ohio

Click here to read the full article. Longtime CNN weekend anchor Christi Paul today announced on air that she’s leaving the news network. After almost 20 years with CNN and HLN, New Day Weekend anchor Paul tearfully bid farewell, revealing that she was doing her last show and was part of the so-called “Great Resignation,” a movement wherein people abandon steady employment for other opportunities. She said she was moving back to her home in Ohio. A tearful Paul said, said she made the decision in January, claiming her early schedule kept her away from her family. “At some point, my husband...
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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Catapults Past $1B At Worldwide Box Office

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‘Elvis’ & ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ In Dead Heat For No. 1 With $30.5M – Sunday AM Box Office

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BBC Presenter Is Slammed For Using Phrase ‘Pro-Life’ In Discussion On Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

Click here to read the full article. The BBC has been pulled into the controversy following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, after one of its news presenters used a controversial term on air. Today presenter Amol Rajan used the term “pro-life” twice on air to describe anti-abortion campaigners. During the flagship BBC radio news programme, Rajan eschewed the BBC News style guide which advises journalists to use the term “anti-abortion rather than pro-life” in a discussion about the ruling’s repercussions, and used the latter description in a discussion with the BBC’s North America editor Sarah Smith: “As you...
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Julie Andrews Makes Surprising Admission About Co-Stars Of Netflix Hit ‘Bridgerton’

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