Nov 15, 2017

Scaramucci wants a book deal on his 10 days in White House: report

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci surrounded by press. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Anthony Scaramucci is looking for a publisher to pick up his new book on his short-lived time (all 10 days of it) in the White House. Sources told Page Six that "the Mooch" has been meeting with several publishing companies, and that the book is being repped by Trident Media Group, whose clients include Jon Stewart and Paris Hilton, among others.

Get smart: Scaramucci didn't hide from the spotlight after being fired. Instead, he embraced the media attention and used it to further his latest career moves. Since his White House departure he's signed with a famous Hollywood publicist, done several TV interviews, and is now capitalizing on his time with Trump through a hopeful book deal.

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U.S. cities crack down on protesters

The scene near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration calling for justice for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Saturday. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

Major U.S. cities have implemented curfews and called on National Guard to mobilize as thousands of demonstrators gather across the nation to continue protesting the death of George Floyd.

The state of play: Hundreds have already been arrested as tensions continue to rise between protesters and local governments. Protesters are setting police cars on fire as freeways remain blocked and windows are shattered, per the Washington Post. Law enforcement officials are using tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse crowds and send protesters home.

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George Floyd protests: What you need to know

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Clashes erupted between law enforcement and protesters in several major U.S. cities Saturday night as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black men spread across the country.

The big picture: Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody is the latest reminder of the disparities between black and white communities in the U.S. and comes as African Americans grapple with higher death rates from the coronavirus and higher unemployment from trying to stem its spread.

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In photos: Protesters and police clash nationwide over George Floyd

A firework explodes behind a line of police officers next to the Colorado State Capitol during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Denver on May 30. Photo : Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd continued nationwide into early Sunday.

The big picture: Police responded over the weekend with force, in cities ranging from Salt Lake City to Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., Denver and Louisville. Large crowds gathered in Minneapolis on Saturday for the fifth day in a row.