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Democrats Win Governor’s Races in Virginia And New Jersey

Democrats rode to victory in Tuesday’s hotly contested gubernatorial elections, as Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Phil Murphy beat Republican Kim Guadagno in New Jersey. The victories, in particular the win in Virginia, are a huge boost to the Democratic Party, which had lost four special congressional elections to Republicans since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago.   ...Read more

Disney Ends Ban On Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash

Amid a growing backlash, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar The Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its movies following an investigation by the newspaper into the media giant’s business dealings in Anaheim. Disney’s change of course came after a number of news outlets, including The New York Times and the A.V. Club, said they were boycotting advance screenings of Disney films in solidarity. ...Read more

Former Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay Killed In Plane Crash

Roy Halladay, an eight-time All-Star pitcher who retired from baseball in 2013, has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. He was 40 years old.  Halladay was an eight-time All-Star in his 16-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He threw a perfect game during the 2010 season and a no-hitter that postseason. ...Read more

“Gossip Girl” Actor Ed Westwick Denies Rape Allegation After Actress Makes Claim Against Him

“Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick is denying claims made by actress Kristina Cohen, who went on Facebook on Monday to state in an explicit post that the actor raped her. Westwick posted a statement Tuesday regarding the accusation. He wrote on his social media pages, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.” ...Read more

Man Arrested By Secret Service Near White House After Threatening to Kill ‘All White Police’

On Monday, the Secret Service arrested a man near the White House after they had been told to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly threatened to kill “all white police.”  Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, alerted the U.S. Secret Service that the man planned to go to Washington with the purpose of killing officers at the White House. Secret Service officers later spotted him on Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Park, according to the statement. He was arrested without incident and officials say charges are pending. ...Read more

Mystery Deepens Over Assault On Senator Rand Paul

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is recovering at his home after being physically assaulted Friday afternoon by a neighbor. Paul sustained five rib fractures, caused by high-velocity severe force and lung contusions.  The assailant, 59-year-old Rene Boucher, was arrested by Kentucky State Police and charged with fourth-degree assault.  Boucher’s attorney said in a statement that “the unfortunate occurrence of Nov. 3 has absolutely nothing to do with politics or political agendas.” ...Read more

George Clooney On Why He’s Pulling Back From Acting: ‘I Don’t Need Money’

George Clooney explained in a new interview why he’s not going to be acting as much anymore, stating that he just doesn’t need the money. The 56 year old Clooney and his business partners sold their popular tequila company, Casamigos, in June. Clooney said the billion-dollar deal gives him leeway to continue to “fight to make the movies I want to make” and that he is shifting his efforts towards political activism and humanitarian work. ...Read more