Library’s proposal on Black Lives Matter prompts sheriff to say won’t respond to 911 calls

A Nevada county library’s proposed statement in support of Black Lives Matter prompted the local sheriff to warn that his office would not respond to its 911 calls. “We support #BlackLivesMatter,” the Douglas County Public Library said in the proposed short statement released last week at the end of a meeting agenda. “We resolutely assert […]

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Trace Lysette to produce new docuseries ‘Trans in Trumpland’

Trace Lysette is going behind the camera. The trans actress, best known for her work on “Transparent” and in “Hustlers,” has signed on as executive producer of the upcoming documentary series “Trans in Trumpland.” The four-part series, created by New York City-based TransWave Films and directed by trans filmmaker Tony Zosherafatain and produced by Jamie […]

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Hong Kong: 12 pro-democracy candidates banned under security law

Twelve pro-democracy candidates have been disqualified from Hong Kong’s upcoming legislative elections, in the most sweeping curtailment of the city’s electoral freedoms to date. The government said the candidates were not fit to run for office on the grounds that they had advocated the city’s independence, solicited intervention by foreign governments or opposed the new […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘resting comfortably’ after non-surgical procedure

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a “minimally invasive non-surgical procedure” to revise a bile duct stent and is “resting comfortably”, the supreme court said on Wednesday. “According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infections,” the […]

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Federal officers to pull out of Portland in a major reversal for Trump administration

The Trump administration is to pull federal paramilitaries out of Portland starting on Thursday in a major reversal after weeks of escalating protests and violence. Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, said she agreed to the pullout in talks with Vice-President Mike Pence. Brown said state and city police officers will replace Department of Homeland Security agents […]

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