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ICE says double-murder suspect was protected by California sanctuary city

Local officials called for a rethink of sanctuary policies Wednesday after confirming that the man arrested for a stabbing rampage at a California church over the weekend was an illegal immigrant with a lengthy criminal record and multiple deportation requests from ICE, all of which were refused.

Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia had been deported three times before and had nearly 15 years of run-ins with police. His rap sheet included disturbing the peace, lying to police, resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon and felony domestic violence.

He was released three times over the past two years in defiance of detainer requests, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On Sunday, he was arrested after police found five people stabbed at a Baptist church that also runs a homeless shelter. He faces two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

“Here we have catastrophic proof of the abject

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IRCPA Presents MOVING ARTISTS FORWARD With Managers Kathy Domoney And Andrew Kwan

IRCPA Presents MOVING ARTISTS FORWARD With Managers Kathy Domoney And Andrew Kwan

Artists managers help artists to define their goals and to achieve them. They take the roles of sounding board, confidant, protector and devil’s advocate – sometimes leading, sometimes following, and at times just getting out of the way. In the time of the Pandemic, what to do?

Two of Canada’s foremost artists managers, Kathy Domoney and Andrew Kwan, have devised new programs to move their artists forward. They discuss their new initiatives in the latest Zoom conversation presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, a service organization for Canada’s musicians.

Debra Chandler, a founding member of the IRCPA, hosts their discussion in Moving Artists Forward, Wednesday, December 2, at 4:30 pm EST, on Zoom. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required, with an RSVP to [email protected] The Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. More information is available at https://ircpa.net.

Both Kwan and Domoney are members

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Mads Mikkelsen Officially Replaces Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3

Mads Mikkelsen is set to officially take over for Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3. It has been rumored for a few weeks that Mikkelsen was the actor that Warner Bros. had in mind to replace Depp. Warner Bros. asked Depp to resign after he lost his libel lawsuit against a U.K. tabloid that referred to him as a “wife beater” in a headline. The actor released a statement on social media and resigned from the role, though a lot of his supporters are hoping he’ll return. That doesn’t appear to be the case.

When asked about playing Gellert Grindelwald last week, Mads Mikkelsen denied that any talks had occurred between himself and Warner Bros. “Oh, that is on the rumor basis as we speak… So I know as much as you do from the newspapers. So I’m waiting for that phone call.” It appears that

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Variety Picks 5 TV Series to Enjoy With the Whole Family

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With COVID-19 percolating across the United States and much of the country on lockdown, there’s never been a better time to hunker down at home and partake of TV series befitting the entire family — whether that involves kids, parents or even pets. The following shows have a little something for everyone, whether it’s food (“MasterChef Junior”) acrobatic flips (“American Ninja Warrior”) or characters from the iconic and beloved “Star Wars” franchise.

“American Ninja Warrior”

(NBC)

The show’s mixture of amazing athletic feats and hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila’s infectious enthusiasm has inspired fans of all ages to construct outdoor obstacle courses, imitating their favorite Ninjas. One strength of the show is the way it showcases the stories of the competitors, allowing the viewers to form a bond that, over the years, has become a community. This season, because of the COVID

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IBM to cut 10,000 jobs in Europe, most in UK, Germany: Bloomberg

  • Tech giant IBM plans to cut around 1 in 5 jobs across Europe, sources close to the matter told Bloomberg on Wednesday.
  • About 10,000 jobs face the axe, they said.
  • The UK and Germany will see the most job cuts, the sources said, and roles in its legacy managed-infrastructure IT services business are most at risk.
  • An IBM spokesperson told the publication that its staffing decisions “are made to provide the best support to our customers in adopting an open hybrid cloud platform and AI capabilities.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Tech giant IBM is planning to cut about 10,000 jobs in Europe, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

The cuts will affect around 1 in 5 staff in the region, sources close to the matter told the publication.

The UK and Germany will see the most job cuts, but staff in Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Belgium will also lose their

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Dena Dietrich, Who Found TV Fame as Mother Nature, Dies at 91

“Yes, baby, yes,” she murmurs to the animal in one scene. “All these bad people.”

Deanne Frances Dietrich was born on Dec. 4, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Mahlon Lloyd Dietrich, an electrician, and Helen (Wilson) Dietrich. After graduating from West View High School, she studied acting at HB Studios and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

She appeared in a variety of Off Broadway productions, among them “The Rimers of Eldritch” (1967), a murder drama by Lanford Wilson, at the Cherry Lane Theater.

What would have been her Broadway debut — “The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake” (1967), a generation-gap comedy — closed in previews, reportedly because its Hollywood star, Jean Arthur, was ill. Ms. Dietrich’s first official Broadway appearance was also brief: “Here’s Where I Belong,” a musical based on John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden,” opened and closed on March 3, 1968.

Then her

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Stephen Bannon switching lawyers in border wall fund case

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon leaves federal court in New York Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall.
President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon leaves federal court in New York Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall.Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Washington lawyer defending President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist against charges that he cheated donors to a southern border wall notified a judge Wednesday that he’s no longer the right lawyer for the job.

Attorney William A. Burck sent a letter to the trial judge in Manhattan federal court to say that Burck and Stephen Bannon had amicably agreed that new lawyers would be better suited to Bannon’s defense strategy.

He said Bannon is looking for new attorneys.

Bannon faces a May 24 trial on criminal charges alleging that Bannon and at

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Conductor JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic & Chorus Receive GRAMMY Nominations For Danielpour’s PASSION OF YESHUA

Conductor JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic & Chorus Receive GRAMMY Nominations For Danielpour's PASSION OF YESHUA

The Recording Academy announced today that acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta received a prestigious 2021 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Choral Performance as conductor of the world premiere Naxos recording, Richard Danielpour’s “The Passion of Yeshua” with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus prepared by Adam Luebke, and the UCLA Chamber Singers prepared by James K. Bass.

Presented and commissioned by the GRAMMY Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director JoAnn Falletta, this recording features a superb group of soloists including James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann and Matthew Worth.

The highly acclaimed Yeshua recording also received nominations for composer Richard Danielpour for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Bernd Gottinger for Best Engineered Album. Gottinger is the audio and video producer behind the BPO’s current virtual performance series, BPO OnDemand.

Says Falletta, “The Passion of Yeshua is an intensely personal telling of the final hours

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Brittany Cartwright Is ‘Insecure’ About Pregnant Body

Coping with change. Jax Taylor opened up about how he has been there for wife Brittany Cartwright as her body transforms due to her pregnancy.

“What I think is extremely important and what I’m going through now with Brittany is just reassuring Brittany how beautiful she is,” the Vanderpump Rules star, 41, explained during the Wednesday, November 25, episode of the “Give Them Lala … With Randall” podcast. “She’s already beautiful, she’s already gorgeous, but I always see Brittany looking at herself and I know in her head she’s just thinking sometimes I think that she’s not pretty.”

Jax Taylor Reveals Wife Brittany Cartwright Is ‘Very Insecure’ About Her Body Amid Pregnancy
Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright. Broadimage/Shutterstock

Randall Emmett was surprised by Taylor’s impression of the situation. “Really?” he replied. “She’s stunning.”

The Michigan native then elaborated on Cartwright’s fears. “We all know that. I know that, you know that, you know your wife, but you know their bodies are changing and they’re

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Data scientist slams ‘inherently biased’ media for glossing over COVID spikes in blue states

Data scientist Youyang Gu attacked the media as “inherently biased” for picking and choosing which states receive national coverage of their coronavirus outbreaks after noticing that Illinois hasn’t received the attention of other states.  

Gu, who created covid19-projections.com, aims to provide unbiased takes on the coronavirus. He observed that Illinois, which is predominantly run by Democrats, has not received the attention that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state of Florida has received.

CNN SILENT AS NURSE’S VIRAL TALE OF PATIENTS DENYING CORONAVIRUS FROM DEATHBEDS FALLS APART

“Last week, Illinois reported 15,415 cases in a single day, more than Florida ever did in a single day. This is despite Illinois’ population being 40% lower,” Gu wrote. “Many of you probably did not know the dire situation in Illinois. That’s because no mainstream media chose to report it.”

Gu then posted several headlines that showed Florida’s coronavirus outbreak received national coverage, claiming

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