“Do something”: why Bill de Blasio is facing criticism for the Eric Garner case

Protesters observe the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death on July 17, 2019. Activists are calling for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer accused of putting Garner in a chokehold. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images The NYC mayor hopes his policing record can make him president, but critics want him to fire Daniel Pantaleo first. It’s been two days since the Department of Justice announced that NYPD officer…

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The first Cats trailer is finally here. We were not prepared.

Universal Pictures Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and Idris Elba play anthropomorphic felines in this bizarre, straight-faced adaptation of the iconic ’80s musical. Oh, well, I never! Was there ever a trailer as … unexpected? Furry? Declawed? The first trailer for Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats has finally arrived, and it’s certainly trying hard to reinvent the classic costume drama. The trailer offers a look at the film’s remarkable all-star…

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Trump says US Navy destroyed Iranian drone

In this July 2, 2012, file photo, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat moves in the Persian Gulf while an oil tanker is seen in background. | AP Photo/Vahid Salemi The latest confrontation between Washington and Tehran came after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker over the weekend. President Donald Trump said Thursday that the US military destroyed an Iranian aerial drone in the Strait of Hormuz, an escalation in the months-long standoff…

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Watch: It: Chapter Two returns with an eerie new trailer

Warner Bros. The new trailer presents subtle psychological horror as the adult Losers face Pennywise — and their own demons. The newly arrived second trailer for It Chapter Two delivers really creepy and unsettling imagery to great success, without giving us much new information. Where the first trailer emphasized a nightmarish return home, the second one emphasizes Bill Skarsgard’s unsettling grin as Pennywise, the evil shape-shifting clown who haunts Stephen King’s deceptively bucolic town of…

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Senate Republicans are literally avoiding what Trump does and says

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is seen before a Finance Committee hearing. | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Many said they “didn’t watch” and couldn’t comment on the ugly chants that took place at a rally this week. Republican senators are hearing what they want to hear when it comes to President Donald Trump. The latest controversy over his fans’ “send her back” chant is no different. Initially, many Republican senators made an almost unbelievable claim: They…

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