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Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

Academy Award-winner Kobe Bryant was removed as a juror from the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after protests stemming from past sexual assault allegations against him.A petition launched by “women and allies in the animation community” demanded “that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant be removed” from the Animation Is Us festival.

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Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

White House Lawyer Quits After Helping Trump Put His Mark On The Federal Bench

White House Lawyer Quits After Helping Trump Put His Mark On The Federal Bench

Don McGahn left his position as White House counsel Wednesday, a move that had been announced in August.As White House counsel, Don McGahn led the president’s successful push to reshape the federal courts, culminating with the explosive fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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White House Lawyer Quits After Helping Trump Put His Mark On The Federal Bench

Should TV Drug Ads Be Forced To Include A Price? Trump's Team Says Yes

Should TV Drug Ads Be Forced To Include A Price? Trump's Team Says Yes

President Donald Trump listened in January as Stephen Ubl, President and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhARMA) introduced himself during a meeting at the White House. The sky-high prices of some drugs are a big issue for some voters this fall.With high drug prices a hot election issue, drugmakers and the Trump administration are jockeying over how to bring prices down. But critics say the proposed fixes don’t have enforcement teeth.

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Should TV Drug Ads Be Forced To Include A Price? Trump's Team Says Yes

Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

Destroyed homes and debris are seen near Port St. Joe, Fla., on Friday, two days after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida panhandle. Analysts estimate the storm has caused billions of dollars of damage.The storm’s costs to insurers will be substantial, Fitch Ratings says, but companies should be able to absorb the losses. Still, communities will be coping with the financial fallout for a long time.

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Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

Protesters Throng Berlin In Massive Rally To Support 'Open And Free Society'

Protesters Throng Berlin In Massive Rally To Support 'Open And Free Society'

Demonstrators march Saturday in a massive protest against racism in Berlin.Organizers expected 40,000 people to show up at their march Saturday. Instead, they say, more than 240,000 attended. The event comes at a time when far-right populists are gaining ground in Germany.

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Protesters Throng Berlin In Massive Rally To Support 'Open And Free Society'

Republicans Seize On 'Angry Mob' Mantra To Keep Their Midterm Base Fired Up

Republicans Seize On 'Angry Mob' Mantra To Keep Their Midterm Base Fired Up

President Trump speaks to supporters at a rally Wednesday in Erie, Pa.President Trump warned about a “radical Democrat mob” at his rally in Pennsylvania. He used the term over the weekend, and other Republicans have echoed such strong language in the run-up to Nov. 6.

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Republicans Seize On 'Angry Mob' Mantra To Keep Their Midterm Base Fired Up