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Hollywood Strike Averted As IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract  —  EXCLUSIVE: With Hollywood on edge and picket signs at the ready, IATSE and the AMPTP have reached an agreement on a new film and TV contract, averting a threatened nationwide strike.
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Gene Maddaus / Variety:
IATSE and AMPTP Have Reached a Deal to Avert a Strike … Negotiators from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have reached a deal for a new three-year contract, averting a strike that would have shut down film and TV production across the country.
Discussion: San Bernardino Sun
Financial Times:
China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile  —  Launch in August of nuclear-capable rocket that circled the globe took US intelligence by surprise  —  China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target …
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Virginia energy giant quietly boosts McAuliffe  —  Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has sworn off money from the Richmond company Dominion Energy.  But the utility has found more subtle ways to back McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, records show.  —  Driving the news: Dominion's political action committee …
Discussion: The Reload
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Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Glenn Youngkin Talks About Virginia.  His Base Talks About Donald Trump.  —  Republicans in Virginia are saying what their nominee for governor will not: The governor's race is a proxy for Mr. Trump's grievances.  —  GLEN ALLEN, Va. — The event was billed as a rally for Virginia conservatives ahead …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Politico:
Virginia is for worriers: Governor race poses real risk to Dem agenda
Discussion: Richmond Times-Dispatch and HotAir
Kierra Frazier / Yahoo News:
Five times as many police officers have died from COVID as from guns since pandemic began  —  COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for police officers even though members of law enforcement were among the first to be eligible to receive the vaccine, CNN reports, citing data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.
Discussion: CNN and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Adolfo Flores / BuzzFeed News:
Advocates Left A Meeting With Biden Officials Over Plans To Restart A Trump-Era Border Policy  —  Border groups on Saturday “walked out” of a virtual meeting with the Biden administration over its upcoming plans to restart a Trump-era program that forced thousands of immigrants and asylum-seekers …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Alex Thompson / Politico:
“We're done”: Immigration advocates stage walk-out on Biden administration
Discussion: Breitbart and Insider
Marie Jackson / BBC:
Sir David Amess: MP murder suspect detained under Terrorism Act  —  A man detained after MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death on Friday is 25-year-old Ali Harbi Ali, Whitehall officials have confirmed to the BBC.  —  Police said the British man was being held at a London police station under …
Discussion: Financial Times and New York Post
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Deborah Haynes / Sky News:
Sir David Amess murder: Terror suspect being held by police is named Ali Harbi Ali, Sky News understands
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Maria Abi-Habib / New York Times:
American Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti, Officials Say  —  Up to 17 missionaries and their family members were taken by gangs in the capital as they were leaving an orphanage Saturday.  —  As many as 17 Christian missionaries from the United States and their family members …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Post
Charles V. Bagli / New York Times:
Robert Durst has Covid, his lawyer says, and is on a ventilator.  —  The millionaire and former real estate mogul Robert A. Durst, 78, is on a ventilator in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, days after being sentenced to life in prison for the 2000 murder of his confidante.
Discussion: NBC News, The Times of Israel and Slate
Ahmed Rouaba / BBC:
How a massacre of Algerians in Paris was covered up  —  “It was a miracle I was not thrown into the Seine,” Algerian Hocine Hakem recalled about an infamous but little-known massacre in the French capital 60 years ago.  —  Around 30,000 Algerians had taken to the streets of Paris …
Discussion: UPI and Politico
BBC:
Sudan: Protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens  —  Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to call on the army to take control of the country.  —  Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace as the country's political crisis deepens.
Russ Choma / Mother Jones:
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz's Big Fundraising PAC is Nearly Broke  —  Fight disinformation.  Get a daily recap of the facts that matter.  Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.  —  Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz both have a knack for ginning up outrage and stealing headlines.
 
 
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