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Yahoo! BooksJul 05, 2020
'We've got to do something': Republican rebels come together to take on Trump
A slew of organized Republican groups have sprung up to do all they can to defeat Trump in November. Will their effort work?Just like in 2016, a faction of the Republican party has emerged to try to defeat Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.But unlike the last presidential race, where the effort never truly took off, this time those rebel Republicans have formed better organized groups - and some are even openly backing Trump's Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.In 2016, as Trump steamrolled his way through the Republican primary, some Republican lawmakers and operatives tried to mount an effort to stop him. Elected officials and veterans of previous Republican administrations organized letters, endorsed Hillary Clinton, and a few set up meager outside groups to defeat Trump.That's happening again - but there are differences. The outside groups are more numerous and better organized, and most importantly, Trump has a governing record on which Republicans can use to decide whether to support him or not."I think it's qualitatively different," said Republican operative Tim Miller, who co-founded one of the main anti-Trump organizations. "A lot of people who opposed [Trump] did the whole, ‘Oh, Hillary's also bad, and Trump's bad, and everybody can vote their conscience' kind of thing."Miller said that 2016's effort was far more of a "pox on both your houses" phenomenon versus 2020's "organized effort to defeat him".The latest prominent Republican anti-Trump organization

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
She got punched in the face while on the bed next to her 4-year-old, mother told cops
A Vero Beach area woman told Indian River County Sheriff's Office deputy that her live-in boyfriend stopped pinning her to the bed only to punch her in the face.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
Bombardier just delivered its first Global 5500, a $46 million private jet that can fly nearly 7,000 miles - see inside
Bombardier's Global 5500 will go head to head with the Gulfstream G500 and already bests the American plane in cabin width and range.

Billboard Music NewsJul 05, 2020
The 8 Can't-Miss Moments From ‘Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
On Saturday night (July 4), NBC celebrated America's 244th birthday with its Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Below, Billboard breaks down all the best moments from the annual special.

Yahoo! BooksJul 05, 2020
1 of 2 protesters hit by car on closed Seattle highway dies
A car drove onto a closed freeway early Saturday and struck two people in a crowd protesting against police brutality, killing one and critically injuring the other, authorities said. Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle died in the evening at Harborview Medical Center, spokesperson Susan Gregg said. Taylor and Diaz Love, 32, of Portland, Oregon, were hit by the car that barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters on Interstate 5 early Saturday morning, officials said.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
I flew out of the new LaGuardia Airport terminal 2 weeks after it opened and couldn't believe it was the same airport I hated. Here's what it was like.
Many of the shops and eateries had been closed to the pandemic but the passenger experience was unlike any I'd had before at LaGuardia.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 05, 2020
Kanye West again says he will run for president
The US rapper claims that he has entered the 2020 race but it is unclear if he has actually registered.

VultureJul 05, 2020
The Baby-Sitters Club Recap: Best Summer Ever?
Our tiny feminist babysitters are on summer vacation, and Camp Moosehead won't know what hit it.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
Japan flooding: Fourteen dead in flooded care home
At least 16 people have died and a dozen are missing on the island of Kyushu amid devastating rains.

Playbill NewsJul 05, 2020
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: July 4
Today's birthdays include Gertrude Lawrence, Neil Simon, and Edie Falco.

Billboard Music NewsJul 05, 2020
Black Eyed Peas & Shakira Win Best ‘Translation' Collaboration in Fan Poll
Fans picked a winner after Billboard asked its readers to vote for the best collaboration on The Black Eyed Peas "Translation" album.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities
The agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
Sturgeon urged to condemn 'abhorrent' border protests urging English to stay out of Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure to condemn "disgraceful" border protests where nationalists in hazmat suits urged English visitors to stay away from Scotland. Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Conservative leader, said he was concerned that the scenes on Saturday would deter people from coming to Scotland and cause further damage to the country's tourism sector, which has been devastated by coronavirus. A handful of nationalists turned up at the border over the weekend, urging motorists to "stay out". Waving saltires and SNP flags, they displayed a banner stating ‘keep Scotland Covid free'.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
Letters to the Editor: Ronald Reagan's presidency was one of the most destructive in U.S. history
The Reagan administration's policies in Central America gave rise to the refugee crisis that persists today.

NYTimes ArtsJul 05, 2020
‘Bébé's Kids' Shared a Lesson About Racial Injustice
This 1992 animated movie about Black children running into trouble at a theme park is meant to be a comedy. But for one viewer, it no longer seems so funny.

Yahoo! BooksJul 05, 2020
To send a message to China, President Trump should visit Taiwan
With the loss of Hong Kong to China, Trump should visit Taiwan to show that the U.S. is serious about advancing its interests and values in the region.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
‘Grim resolve': With Biden up big and the Senate in sight, Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown
Joe Biden has a larger lead over Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton did at this point in 2016. But Democrats have seen a lead slip away before.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 05, 2020
Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia
The protesters all carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to account for the bulk of the marchers, protesters of various races, men and women alike, were among the group. One video clip showed a leader of the demonstrators, who was not identified, shouting into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists who historically have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own.

Yahoo! BooksJul 04, 2020
Trump's angry words, virus darken US July 4th weekend
The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases. Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain. Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.

Playbill NewsJul 04, 2020
Celebrate 51 Years of Broadway's 1776, Starring Betty Buckley and William Daniels
The original production, directed by Peter Hunt, opened at the 46th Street Theatre March 16, 1969.

NYTimes ArtsJul 04, 2020
Where You Can See the Stars of ‘Hamilton' Now
Since their time in the Broadway show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company have gone on to movies, TV and theater.

AV Club FilmsJul 04, 2020
Helpless nation forced to watch as Kanye West announces 2020 presidential bid
In what we can only assume was some sort of cruel ploy to drag America's entertainment news writers away from our post-barbecue stupors as punishment for, well, all the shit we've said about him over the years, Kanye West has just announced that he's gifting America the 2020 presidential candidate it truly deserves:…


Yahoo! ArtsJul 04, 2020
Army Specialist Killed in Afghanistan Vehicle Rollover Accident
A 21-year-old soldier from Texas was killed Friday in southwestern Afghanistan, Pentagon officials announced Saturday night.

VultureJul 04, 2020
Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run
Elon Musk tweeted his support.

AV Club FilmsJul 04, 2020
Neil Young still decidedly "not OK" with Trump putting his tiny hands all over his songs
Neil Young has never been shy about letting the world know who can, in his opinion, go fuck themselves. In the past, that august list has included everybody from record executives, to any number of former collaborators, to all who dared speak against the power of Pono. But these days, it's mostly just the one guy who…


Neil Young Slams Trump Over Use of His Music at Mount Rushmore Event: ‘This Is Not OK With Me' (Billboard Music News)
Prayers for the dead as Myanmar's young jade miners mourned (Yahoo! Arts)

Billboard Music NewsJul 04, 2020
John Legend Joined by Socially-Distanced Choir on ‘Never Break' for ‘Macy's 4th of July' Special
John Legend brought his emotional ballad 'Never Break' to 2020's 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' on NBC.

Yahoo! BooksJul 04, 2020
Trump targets 'Marxists' in July 4th speech, boasts of coronavirus response despite record case numbers
Trump said his administration is defeating "Marxists" in his July 4th speech and defended his coronavirus response despite record high cases.

Yahoo! BooksJul 04, 2020
Protesters defy Fourth of July Fort Lauderdale Beach closure; no arrests made
The protesters ran into the sand but caused no issues, said a police department spokeswoman.

Yahoo! BooksJul 04, 2020
Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge
Health experts fear coronavirus cases will continue to climb after the July 4 weekend.

Billboard Music NewsJul 04, 2020
Miley Cyrus Says It ‘Ain't a Party in the USA': ‘F— the Fourth Until There Is Freedom'
While many stars are finding ways to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend, Miley Cyrus is using her platform to protest the national holiday and speak out for human rights.

Yahoo! ArtsJul 04, 2020
Biden evokes MLK and George Floyd in Fourth of July message
Biden's video message came hours after President Trump accused protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."

Billboard Music NewsJul 04, 2020
Brad Paisley Kicks Off ‘Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' With ‘American Saturday Night'
Brad Paisley opened this year's re-imagined 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' on NBC with a good dose of country, performing 'American Saturday Night' live from the Grand Ole Opry.

VultureJul 04, 2020
Matthew McConaughey Shared an Essential Fourth of July Message
"Ding ding. We are in the ring, America."

AV Club FilmsJul 04, 2020
Real fake president Bill Pullman asks us all to wear our "freedom masks" this ID4
As far as fake presidents go, we've gotta say: We prefer Bill Pullman to the one who's currently in the White House. (We would also have accepted Dave, from Dave.) Not only does Pullman—and, by association, fighter jet pilot President Thomas Whitmore—seem like a pretty nice guy, but he also seems to have a much better…


Yahoo! ArtsJul 04, 2020
Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites
Travellers from more than 70 "low-risk" countries and territories will no longer have to self-isolate when arriving in England, the UK government said Friday in a major easing of its coronavirus quarantine scheme. The list of exemptions mostly covers Europe -- but not Portugal -- and the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, although the United States and mainland China are notably omitted. "Today marks the next step in carefully reopening our great nation," Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.

Billboard Music NewsJul 04, 2020
50 Cent Recalls First Meeting With Pop Smoke on Lil Wayne's Young Money Radio
50 Cent called in to Young Money Radio to chat with Lil Wayne about the first time he met Pop Smoke.

VultureJul 04, 2020
President Bill Pullman Wants You To Celebrate Your Freedom By Wearing A Mask
Alexa, please play Martina McBride's "Independence Day."

NYTimes ArtsJul 04, 2020
Marc Fumaroli, Defender of French Culture, Is Dead at 88
A leading historian, he wrote and taught in defense of the French language and its heritage and against "globish English."

VultureJul 04, 2020
Tina Lawson Defends Beyoncé Against ‘Social-Media Terrorists' on Instagram
The singer has received criticism for appropriating African culture on her upcoming visual album Black Is King and for her relationship to capitalism.

AV Club FilmsJul 04, 2020
Seth Rogen hugs Seth Rogen in trailer for Seth Rogen's pickle-man movie
Forcing us to contemplate—not for the first time—the question of who the entertainment industry's most beloved and dynamic pickled hero might be, HBO Max has now released the first trailer for An American Pickle, the film where Seth Rogen plays a 1920s European immigrant who falls into a pickle vat and emerges 100…


NYTimes ArtsJul 04, 2020
8 Picture Books That Let Young Minds Wonder and Wander on Their Own
These journeys of the imagination explore what it means to be human.

VultureJul 03, 2020
Seth Rogen's An American Pickle Trailer Will Make You Verklempt

Billboard Music NewsJul 03, 2020
How To Watch The ‘Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' With Black Eyed Peas and More
John Legend, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady A and more will perform during NBC's 44th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday (July 4).

Yahoo! TVJul 02, 2020
Lin-Manuel Miranda, 'Hamilton' cast on why it's the perfect time for film release: 'We're in a moment where we're talking about systemic injustice'
"Hamilton" stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry and more tall about the Broadway hit-turned-Disney movie's current relevance.

Billboard Music NewsJul 02, 2020
John Legend Praises ‘Verzuz' Battles: ‘It's Just Been Great for the Culture'
John Legend joined Ebro Darden on Apple Music to chat about his new album, his musical legacy, the power of protesting and just how good all those recent Verzuz battles have been.

Yahoo! TVJun 30, 2020
Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show' Creator, Dies at 98
Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar's legendary team and went on to create "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and direct several hit films, has died. He was 98. He died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy confirmed […]

AV Club FilmsJun 30, 2020
Seth Rogen to produce new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie
Some fictional characters are just timeless, with new creators coming along to create new interpretations of them for new generations of fans. Characters like Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. According to Deadline, Nickelodeon and Paramount are developing yet another new Teenage Mutant…


Reuters EntertainmentJun 08, 2020
ABBA's Bjorn speaks out in support of Black Lives Matter protests
"The world is full of idiots," said ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus, as he condemned critics of the Black Lives Matter movement and voiced his support of the worldwide protests against racism and police brutality.
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