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August 11, 2015

Lion King Animator Pays Tribute to Cecil With Special Illustration

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By Andre Jones The world was outraged by the death of Cecil the Lion at the hands of an American dentist. Here is how one artist is honoring his memory. One of the Lion King’s brilliant animators, 48 year old Aaron Blaise, created a stunning illustration depicting Cecil the Lion looking out over the sky much like Mufasa looked over Simba in the Lion King movie. The completed work reads,…

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig exploring White House bid

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Another Democrat is stepping into the presidential ring. Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig is exploring a bid for the White House, according to a website announcing the plan. He aims to crowdsource enough money on the Internet to “mount a credible campaign” in the Democratic primary, the website says. Story Continued Below Lessig’s candidacy is aimed at securing passage of the Citizen Equality Act of 2017, a legislative proposal for…

Jeb Bush to assail Clinton, Obama on Iraq

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Jeb Bush will blast Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration for their failure to preserve a hard-won peace in Iraq in a policy speech Tuesday night in California. Bush, who will speak at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Tuesday evening, will argue, as he often does on the campaign trail, that Clinton and Obama are to blame for the spread of ISIL across Iraq and Syria…

Immigration crackdown splits GOP

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Ted Cruz and other Senate Republicans are pushing an aggressive immigration crackdown, proposing tougher penalties against foreigners who repeatedly try to enter the United States illegally. But there’s stiff resistance — from fellow Republicans. Story Continued Below The GOP rift — a drama that’s playing out within the Senate Judiciary Committee — has opened up around the question of mandatory minimums, a sensitive topic that’s also central to the broader…

Lee Daniels launching new series for Fox based on girl band

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ding on the success of Empire, Lee Daniels will be producing another show for Fox that uses themusic industry as it’s setting. This time, the show, Star, will center on themembers of a girl band. Fox heads Dana Walden and Gary Newman said that the show would examine the cutthroat nature of the music industry and what it takes to rise to the top. Walden said that Daniels “talks a lot about everything from…

Omarosa defends Donald Trump, says Megyn Kelly has a bone to pick

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Omarosa Manigault, one of the best-knownApprentice contestants, is rising toDonald Trump’s defense after his disastrous clash with Fox News’Megyn Kelly. “Look, it’s so clear to me that Megan Kelly had a bone to pick with Donald Trump,” Manigault told “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter Sunday. “Everyone saw it.” The clash came when Megyn Kelly grilled Donald Trump over offensive language he had previously used to describe women. Kelly was interviewing Trump following…

US police: Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injured

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FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — A man who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of an unarmed black teen’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early Monday. Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference that officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during a protest marking the death of Michael Brown,…