President Obama Surveys Louisiana’s Flood Damage Amid Complaints He’s Late — KTLA

President Barack Obama toured flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday, surveying wreckage that has also become a political football. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with residents as he tours a flood-affected area in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Aug. 23, 2016. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) “We are heartbroken by the loss of life,” Obama said after seeing…

via President Obama Surveys Louisiana’s Flood Damage Amid Complaints He’s Late — KTLA

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Breaking News: Police officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge

WAFB-LIVE STREAMING NEWS FROM BATON ROGUE—Officials confirm 3 law enforcement officers dead, 2 suspects at large

Updating with details as they become available… Cable news networks covering yet another horrific shooting incident today. Three police officers were killed and at least three others wounded in Baton Rouge, LA, early this morning when they were shot less than a mile from police headquarters. One suspect — who was armed with an assault rifle, wearing […]

via 3 Police Officers Killed, 3 Wounded In Baton Rouge Shooting; Obama & Industry React – Update — Deadline

In a city already tense following a high-profile police shooting of an African-American man, three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday. Officials think the attack on the officers is the work of multiple gunmen. Police received a call of a “suspicious person walking down with an assault rifle,” a source…

via Baton Rouge shooting: 3 officers killed, hunt on for shooters — Channel 2 News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday morning in a shooting at a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here. One suspect in the shooting was killed and authorities believe two others might…

via Baton Rouge Shooting Kills 3 Officers, Wounds 3 Others — CBS Los Angeles

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Webslingin’:Turkey Coup, BLM, France and more!

There’s a lot going on. Here is a quick rundown of some things that you need to know.

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How a Group of Asian-Americans Is Spreading Support for Black Lives Matter — TIME

“It was magical that this idea resonated with so many people”

via How a Group of Asian-Americans Is Spreading Support for Black Lives Matter — TIME

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FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it. — WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

While the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile occupy the news waves, the shooting death of five Latinos this week slipped by. Since last Sunday Vinson Ramos, Raul Saavedra-Vargas, Melissa Ventura, Anthony Nuñez and Pedro Villanueva were shot and killed by cops, but only a few local media barely reported their deaths… […]

via FIVE Latinos were shot and killed by cops in the past week…and we barely knew it. — WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS
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The Coup Attempt in Turkey Will Be Livestreamed — Fortune

A new generation of livestreaming services played a staring role in Turkey’s attempted military coup on Friday. Television and cable news networks have traditionally broadcast live video of previous coups, such as the military uprising against Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in 2013 along with various wars like those in Iraq. But the advent of…

via The Coup Attempt in Turkey Will Be Livestreamed — Fortune
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Black Lives Matter Collection — The Black Lives Matter Collection

A resource for the Black Lives Matter Movement.

via Black Lives Matter Collection — The Black Lives Matter Collection

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LA Fitness Gym Bans Playboy Model After She Posts Body-Shaming Shower Photo of Woman on Snapchat — KTLA

Playboy model Dani Mathers has been banned from all LA Fitness gyms after she took a photo of a woman inside a locker room shower and posted it on Snapchat with disparaging comments about her body. Mathers received public backlash after she shared the photo of the naked woman inside the gym’s locker room with…

via LA Fitness Gym Bans Playboy Model After She Posts Body-Shaming Shower Photo of Woman on Snapchat — KTLA
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Clem OnojeghuoIs sex all that matters? Then why find sex rather than love? Months ago, I met this guy who, at least I thought, is different from the others. Thought he was so pure and sincere. We became really good friends. You know that connection when you just talk about shits and shits of life?…

via Is Sex The Only Thing That Defines A Relationship? — Thought Catalog

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Marijuana Business Tax To Fund Homelessness Fight Will Be On November Ballot In LA County — CBS Los Angeles

The LA County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to ask voters in November to approve a special marijuana business tax of up to 10 percent of gross receipts to fund the fight against homelessness.

via Marijuana Business Tax To Fund Homelessness Fight Will Be On November Ballot In LA County — CBS Los Angeles

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Terror Attack France: 77 Reported Dead After Truck Hits Crowd During Bastille Day Celebration

Live Coverage JULY 14th, 2016 Started streaming 3 hours ago NICE, France — A long white truck ran into a crowd of people in Nice, France, on Bastille Day, killing “probably” 30 people and injuring 100 more, a local prefecture official told CNN. Fox News says Sky News is reporting 60 are dead. The driver of […]

via Terror Attack France: 77 Reported Dead After Truck Hits Crowd During Bastille Day Celebration — Memory Hole

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“Between the World and Me” — The Sand County

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me is essential reading to understand not only modern American culture but it is a necessary addition, a corrective really, to how American history has been taught, continues to be taught in certain circles, and a response to how it is imagined now. But the book is about so much more […]

via “Between the World and Me” — The Sand County

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Dallas Mourns as Investigation Into Police Shooting Continues — Fortune

The Dallas community on Saturday continued to mourn the loss of five police officers who were killed in a targeted attack by a lone gunman Thursday night, during a peaceful protest over the shooting deaths of two black men by police in separate incidents this week. President Barack Obama–who called the attack “vicious, calculated and…

via Dallas Mourns as Investigation Into Police Shooting Continues — Fortune

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Breaking News: The assassination of Alton Sterling — Oneworld01

Alton Sterling, aka the local CD man was continuing on his day in Baton Rouge, Louisiana then this happens: as a precaution I have to warn you the video is unsettling as well as it tells a tragic never story. The video of Sterling’s fatal shooting — by two police officers seen holding him to the ground […]

via Breaking News: The assassination of Alton Sterling — Oneworld01

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The Real Value Of The Independent Sector — Music Industry Blog

Over the course of the last year MIDiA has been working with WIN (the global indie label trade body) on a major study to define the independent sector’s contribution to the global recorded music business. The default accepted wisdom is that the indies account for something like 20% of the global revenue total. However, this […]

via The Real Value Of The Independent Sector — Music Industry Blog

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London mayor Sadiq Khan tells EU immigrants they’re still welcome after Brexit — Fusion

Getty ImagesIn the aftermath of the #Brexit referendum, which saw the U.K. decide to leave the European Union, one British leader is making it clear that he does not support the anti-immigrant sentiment that marked the campaign for the split. London’s recently elected mayor Sadiq Khan was vocally opposed to the U.K. leaving the E.U.…

via London mayor Sadiq Khan tells EU immigrants they’re still welcome after Brexit — Fusion

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Here’s How the Art World is Reacting to the Brexit Vote — Observer

We tally the responses the morning after the historic vote.

via Here’s How the Art World is Reacting to the Brexit Vote — Observer

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Meet Daron Taylor, The 14-Year-Old Lawn Mowing Entrepreneur We All Wish We Were — Real Stories – UPROXX

The summertime is usually the time of year that kids spend on the couch, ingesting snacks, and basically doing nothing. They’ve waited all year to be able to sleep in until 3 p.m each day and SnapChat their adventures from the couch. Well, one teenager in Cleveland is not following suit, and his business pursuits have…

via Meet Daron Taylor, The 14-Year-Old Lawn Mowing Entrepreneur We All Wish We Were — Real Stories – UPROXX

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