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Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations.

National Archives apologizes for blurring anti-Trump signs in Women’s March photo: ‘We made a mistake’

The National Archives on Saturday apologized for having blurred out signs in a photograph of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. showcased at the museum — saying it would review policies and replace the image.

CNN calls Oscar contender ‘Joker’ ‘controversial’ due to ‘potentially’ inciting violence

CNN has labeled the Oscar-nominated blockbuster “Joker” as “controversial” over past concerns that it could “potentially” incite violence despite the film no longer having a strong presence in theaters.

Harvard Law professor sues New York Times alleging ‘clickbait defamation’

A Harvard Law School professor filed a lawsuit against The New York Times over what he describes as “clickbait defamation” over a piece he wrote about convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. 

Baltimore sees 12 shot, 5 dead in just 1 day of shootings

Twelve people were shot and five of them were killed in a total of eight separate shootings Saturday in Baltimore, according to reports.

Ronan Farrow says ‘close to 50’ potential Weinstein jurors were sent home for reading his ‘Catch and Kill’ book

Ronan Farrow’s new book shedding light on the Harvey Weinstein scandal was apparently so popular that dozens of potential jurors in the disgraced film mogul’s trial were dismissed for having read about the alleged crimes. 

Charlie Rose admits to inappropriate relationships, says Gayle King called him ‘Charles f—‘n Rose’

Former CBS anchor Charlie Rose admitted to having inappropriate relationships with staffers and acknowledge he had a rather leud nickname, according to newly-released deposition documents. 

Philadelphia mayor blasts Mummers Parade marchers who wore blackface: ‘Abhorrent and unacceptable’

Philidelphia Mayor Jim Kenney criticized two men who wore blackface to the city’s annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade, which has a history of racially offensive displays that have marred the event. 

Ben Carson: I hoped to find more ‘urgency in the leadership’ in California on homelessness

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday that California’s government is not showing “urgency” in finding constructive solutions to the state’s homelessness epidemic.

ABC News’ upcoming Epstein special won’t include Amy Robach’s 2015 interview with victim: report

ABC News is airing a primetime special on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein but is reportedly omitting the spiked 2015 interview its anchor Amy Robach conducted with one of his victims. 

Massachusetts, New Jersey move closer to plastic bag bans

The two states would join eight others in banning plastic bags altogether in an effort to cut pollution. Meanwhile, some small business owners are calling foul.

North Dakota county to vote on whether to stop accepting refugees

A county in North Dakota will decide Monday whether it will stop accepting refugees, potentially becoming the first since President Trump issued an executive order making it possible.

Katie Hill speaks out about scandal, still denies affair with congressional staffer after resignation

After her several appearances on cable news since her resignation from Congress last month, former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., spoke out at length for the first time on Friday night about the alleged inappropriate relationships she had with subordinates. 

49ers broadcaster who said Ravens’ Lamar Jackson helped by ‘dark skin with a dark football’ is suspended

The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio host Tim Ryan for saying on a Bay Area sports talk show that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is great at faking handoffs because of his “dark skin with a dark football.”

‘Time’s Up’ group demands NBC to ‘stop protecting powerful men’ following Gabrielle Union report

A prominent women’s advocacy group has slammed NBC for repeatedly “protecting powerful men” following a report about former “America’s Got Talent” judge Gabrielle Union and the complaints she raised while working on the series, which critics suggest led to her unjust firing.

NBC News boss Andy Lack dodges questions about growing calls for outside investigation into Lauer, Weinstein

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack appeared to downplay the growing calls for his network to conduct an outside investigation into its handling of the Matt Lauer misconduct allegations as well as the reported coverup of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.