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Car Chased Down and Blocked by L.A. Protesters, Driver Assaulted in Video

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A car was chased down and its driver heckled by protesters shortly after a second van driver hit a person who was marching during a demonstration in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Thursday night.

Protests have taken place over the last two days following the decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to the death of Breonna Taylor.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), around 300 people gathered at Hollywood Forever Cemetery before marching through the streets of Hollywood.

The police department reported that a white car attempted to drive around the protest and became involved in an altercation with some of the crowd, before driving forward down the street.

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The black pick-up truck that was leading the protests t...

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‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals’ Cast: Meet the Stars of the Disney+ Film

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Secret Society of Second-Born Royals is the latest movie to come to Disney+. Peyton Elizabeth Lee leads the cast as Sam, a princess who is tired of palace life when she learns she has a particular set of skills which might help her save the world. Starring alongside her as members of the secret society and those associated with it are a collection of young actors including Noah Lomax, Elodie Yung and Niles Fitch, who star alongside one-time Pitch Perfect star Skylar Astin.

Who is in the cast of Secret Society of Second-Born Royals?

Peyton Elizabeth Lee – Sam

Who is Sam: A princess in the nation of Illyria, who discovers she has magnified vision and hearing and so joins a top-secret training program for royal supers.

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Who plays her: The 16-year-old Peyton El...

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Only 32% of Americans Support Increasing Number of Supreme Court Justices: Poll

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More than a quarter of American voters do not believe the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court should be increased, according to a poll released on Thursday.

The concept of expanding the Supreme Court bench surfaced after the Friday death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement that evening suggesting that the seat would be filled by an individual nominated by President Donald Trump. Some Democrats criticized McConnell for allegedly rushing into a decision, saying that the seat should be left vacant until after the November election. In the ensuing controversy, some Democratic lawmakers have discussed adding more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, released Thursday, only 32 percent of Americans bac...

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Fox News Poll Shows Biden Leading in Battlegrounds Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada As Most Disapprove of Trump

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is leading in the battleground states of Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania, with most likely voters disapproving of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to Fox News polling data.

In the new polls, released Thursday afternoon, majorities of likely voters in all three of the key states indicated disapproval of Trump’s job performance as president and said Biden was their preferred choice to handle the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden led his Republican opponent 52-41 in Nevada, 50-45 in Ohio and 51-44 in Pennsylvania.

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden talks to reporters in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 23, 2020.
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‘Trump Was Right’ About FBI Scramble to Assemble Russia Evidence After 2016 Win, Texts Claim

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A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employee involved in the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn claimed that President Donald Trump “was right” while discussing a 2017 intelligence briefing regarding the Russia probe, according to a court filing.

The federal court documents, filed by Michael Flynn’s lawyers in the U.S. District Court of Columbia on Thursday, included text message conversations between FBI staffers about former President Barack Obama’s intelligence briefing on January 5, 2017. One unnamed FBI employee asked another “What’s the word on how [Obama’s] briefing went?”

“Don’t know but people here are scrambling for info to support certain things and it’s a mad house,” the FBI colleague replied. “Trump was right...

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Nearly Half of Suburban Voters Support Joe Biden, Poll Says

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A new poll shows Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden leading Republican President Donald Trump among suburban voters by 46 percent to 39 percent, a margin of 7 points.

The finding is significant as suburban voters are traditionally considered as more conservative. In 2016, Trump won the country’s overall suburban vote by five percentage points. The demographic was crucial to his victories in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

This new poll also contradicts Trump’s own claim of support amongst suburban woman, as have two other recent polls.

The poll in question—conducted from September 19 to 21 by the Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill and the market research company HarrisX—asked 2,803 registered voters who they’d vote for if the election were held today.

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Kentucky Governor, Louisville Mayor Agree Federal Troops Not Yet Needed Amid Breonna Taylor Protests

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer both said on Thursday that there is not currently any need for federal troops to assist local authorities’ responses to the latest wave of protests.

President Donald Trump offered federal assistance after two Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers were shot during a protest on Wednesday evening. LMPD Police Chief Robert Schroeder publicly identified the injured officers on Thursday morning and said both are expected to recover. A suspect in the shooting was arrested Wednesday night and identified Thursday morning, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Louisville said it is assisting in the investigation into the shooting.

“Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky,” Trump tw...

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After Thousands of Dollars in Damages, North Carolina Mayor Says Rioters Are ‘Co-opting’ Racial Justice Movement at Breonna Taylor Protests

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Rioters who caused thousands of dollars worth of property damages in Durham, North Carolina, on Wednesday night were “co-opting” the racial justice movement, the mayor said Thursday.

Most of the protests that have occurred in Durham over the last several months have been peaceful, but the crowd that came into town on Wednesday night was different, Mayor Steve Schewel said during a news conference with Durham Chief of Police Cerelyn Davis.

“I fully support the important righteous protests in support of racial justice that have followed the murder of George Floyd and the tragic death of Breonna Taylor. These protests are righteous, and we need to support, and we do support, everyone’s First Amendment rights to protest and to assemble,” Schewel said.

“But the people who inflicted this damage...

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Breonna Taylor’s Case Says It Loud and Clear: Black Lives Don’t Matter | Opinion

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So what does it matter that streets read Black Lives Matter, the Black national anthem has been sung at NFL games, and protesters are looking increasingly diverse? The U.S. still, by and large, does not support Black lives, institutionally. The indictment of one officer—and not for the murder of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor but for the endangerment of her neighbors with gunfire—by a Kentucky grand jury is but another example. Racism is outwardly embraced in this nation, with Black folks victimized, blamed and punished for it.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are still basically blackballed, receiving no formal public acknowledgment or apologies from the NFL for mistreatment. Black folks are also still facing police brutality and violence...

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Host Tyra Banks Responds to Haters Who Don’t Think She’s Right for the Job

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Tyra Banks knows her first episodes hosting Dancing With The Stars weren’t perfect, but it’s not time to count her out yet. The model responded to critics who claim she’s not fit for the role in a TikTok explaining her perseverance.

“Tonight I hosted the second episode of Dancing with the Stars that I’m hosting this season and yeah, it wasn’t perfect,” Banks said in a TikTok on Tuesday. “Yeah, I had a lot of fun but I messed up, I said the wrong words, but the thing is, I kept, kept going.”

Banks used the on-screen mess up to send a motivational message to those who may find themselves in similar positions. She pointed to Skai Jackson, a celebrity contestant on the show, who also had a mess up. “She kind of fell during her dance, and she got back up and she kept going...

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