CNN Reporter Omar Jimenez Arrested Hours After Interviewing Chicago’s Top Cop

Jimenez led a panel discussion with Supt. David Brown about gun violence — before he was arrested in Minneapolis Friday morning.

CHICAGO — CNN journalist Omar Jimenez was interviewing Chicago’s police superintendent and other high-profile officials just hours before being arrested on air Friday.

Jimenez, who normally works out of Chicago, has gained widespread attention after he was arrested by state police in Minneapolis early Friday while covering protests there over the killing of George Floyd.

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YouTuber Myka Stauffer faces backlash for ‘rehoming’ adopted Chinese son with autism

YouTube personality Myka Stauffer is facing backlash after announcing her family’s decision to “rehome” their adopted 4-year-old autistic son from China following unspecified behavioral issues.

Stauffer, a mother of four other children with over 75 million views and 717,000 subscribers on YouTube, revealed in a video that her son Huxley has a new “forever family” that’s better equipped to handle his special needs more than two years after she and her husband adopted him.

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Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

Speaking from the Oval Office ahead of signing the order, Trump said the move was to “defend free speech from one of the gravest dangers it has faced in American history.”
“A small handful of social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States,”

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is Whatever You Need It to Be Right Now

Last night online I tried to think of a bad song about rain, and I couldn’t come up with one, and no one else who tried to come up with one in the Twitter thread could do it either. That’s because rain is a rich topic for songwriters. You can roll it out as melodramatic mise-en-scène during a dark story song (Garth Brooks’s “The Thunder Rolls,” Brooke Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia”) or you can employ it as a heavy-handed metaphor for depression (The Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain,” the Carpenters’ “Rainy Days and Mondays”),

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Jersey Shore and many other U.S. beaches reopen for a Memorial Day like no other

Restrictions will be in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

In his song “Jersey Girl,” Tom Waits famously sang, “Down on the shore everything’s all right/ You with your baby on a Saturday night.”

But when the Jersey Shore reopens for Memorial Day weekend with the coronavirus still stalking the state and the rest of the land, not everything will be as “all right” as it used to be.

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12 Firefighters Injured In Los Angeles Blaze, Explosion

Updated at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday

A fire and huge explosion at a building near downtown Los Angeles on Saturday evening left 12 firefighters injured, some critically, the fire department said.

Some responders saw a “significant explosion, very high, very wide, rumbling the entire area and firefighters were coming out with obvious damage and burns,” said Capt. Erik Scott, a fire department spokesman.

The blast was so forceful that a fire truck across the street from the building was “blackened.”

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NASCAR honors frontline health care workers as drivers return to the track

(CNN)NASCAR racing returned Sunday after more than two months off due to the coronavirus pandemic that shut down much of the country.

The comeback race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, dubbed The Real Heroes 400, was held without fans, according to NASCAR.Driver Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s race, NASCAR said on Twitter, making him the 14th driver in NASCAR’s history to claim 50 victories.
The event honored health care workers as part of the The Real Heroes Project,

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Hidden in the HEROES Act, A New Multiemployer Pension Plan Bailout

The HEROES Act, it turns out, is more than another round of “stimulus” checks, or the extension of supplemental unemployment benefits, or COBRA subsidies, or any of the other components which have garnered so much attention thus far. Tucked away in the bill is Division D, Title I, the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2020, which provides benefits for single- and multi-employer pension plans.

The provisions for single-employer plans are fairly standard,

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‘Scoob!’ isn’t much fun, and neither are those meddling kids

(CNN)First, a confession: There are those of us who have never really been fans of Scooby-Doo, or for that matter, those meddling kids. Still, the animated dog and his crime-solving crew have been around for 50 years, which explains why there’s a movie called “Scoob!,” one so inconsequential and flat it doesn’t lose much by premiering on a TV screen.

“Scoob!” had been destined for theaters before coronavirus intervened. As studios try to make the best of a bad situation and feed the appetite for new content,

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Blue Angels Salute Chicago’s Frontline Workers, COVID-19 Patients; ‘We Were All Very Thrilled’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Eyes across the Chicago area turned to the sky midday on Tuesday, as seven Blue Angels jets roared overhead in a patriotic salute to healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers, and COVID-19 patients.

The flyover began along the lakefront near the Hyde Park neighborhood, passing by University of Chicago Medical Center. The Blue Angels took a winding path over the city and suburbs to pass by hospitals all across the region,

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