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Trump has ‘inside information’ on who protested in Charlottesville, says Falwell Jr. in president’s defense

Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. defended President Donald Trump’s comment that there were “very fine people on both sides” in the Charlottesville protests, saying the president “had information I didn’t have” about who participated in the demonstration against removal of a Confederate statue in the Virginia city. “He has inside information that I don’t have,” Falwell Jr. told ABC News…

NYPD Officers Stand up For Unsigned Colin Kaepernick Amid New Wave of NFL Protests

Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) rallied in support of Colin Kaepernick on Saturday as the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who ignited controversy last season for sitting out the national anthem during games, remains unsigned heading into the NFLseason. The gathering at Brooklyn Bridge Park featured roughly 80 officers, according to the New York Times. Kaepernick has not been signed…

Comedy icon Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Iconic comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has died, his publicist confirmed to ABC News. He was 91. “Sadly I can confirm that today the world lost one of the most significant human beings of the 20th century,” his rep Mark Rozzano said. Lewis was born Joseph Levitch on March 19, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to parents who also loved performing. His…

Dozens arrested, few injured as 40,000 protesters descend on Boston

One week after violent protests rattled Charlottesville, Virginia, a scheduled free speech rally in Boston today was met with thousands of counterprotesters, but the day went off mostly smoothly, police said, with 33 arrests but few injuries. The free speech rally was deemed “officially over” by police ahead of its official end time, but thousands of counter protesters continued to…

Netflix wins ‘Scandal’ creator Rhimes in blow to Disney, ABC

Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” from ABC, its latest big get as media companies old and new fight for viewers’ attention. The streaming service’s announcement late Sunday comes just days after ABC owner Disney laid out plans to pull programming from Netflix. Netflix said Rhimes’ Shondaland production company is moving…

Man Charged With Murder For Allegedly Plowing Into Crowd in Charlottesville Following White Nationalist Rally

An Ohio man was charged with murder after a car plowed into a crowd of demonstrators following a foiled white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a 32-year-old woman and leaving 19 others injured, police and officials said. James Alex Fields, Jr. of Maumee, Ohio faces one count of second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one…

2 Virginia State Troopers Assisting Charlottesville Protest Response Die in Helicopter Accident

Two Virginia State Police officers who were assisting in the response to the violence surrounding a planned white nationalist rally in Charlottesville died Saturday afternoon after their helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of the city. The officers were traveling in a Virginia State Police helicopter “assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville,” according to a spokesperson for…