Apr 7, 2017

Tomi Lahren sues for wrongful termination over pro-choice comments

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Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren has filed suit against Glenn Beck and The Blaze for wrongful termination, which Lahren claims resulted solely from her expression of pro-choice views during her appearance on ABC's The View last month. Both Beck and The Blaze did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Other juicy bits: Lahren alleges that The Blaze wrongfully controls her personal Facebook page with over 4 million followers. Additionally, after her termination, she claims that Beck and others engaged in a public smear campaign — and, more privately, placed a caution tape X over her dressing room door at The Blaze.
  • Her requests: In addition to attorneys' fees, Lahren wants a temporary restraining order that would allow her to continue her media presence, speak freely about her termination and lawsuit, regain full access to her social media pages, and prevent Beck and The Blaze from destroying any documents related to her suit.

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Tanker truck appears to plow into Minneapolis protesters

A tanker truck appears to have driven toward thousands of protesters during a demonstration in Minneapolis, video from the scene shows.

Details: Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted, "Very disturbing actions by a truck driver on I-35W, inciting a crowd of peaceful demonstrators. The truck driver was injured & taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is under arrest. It doesn’t appear any protesters were hit by the truck."

  • The incident happened as protesters gathered at the Interstate 35W Bridge across the Mississippi River just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, per CBS Minnesota.
  • Gov. Tim Walz had "ordered highways and interstates to start closing at 5 p.m.," according to the Star Tribune.

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Inside Trump's antifa tweet

President Trump at Cape Canaveral on May 30. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As recently as Saturday night, senior administration officials told me that the designation of a violent cohort of far-left activists, antifa, as a terrorist organization was not being seriously discussed at the White House. But that was Saturday.

Behind the scenes: The situation changed dramatically a few hours later, after prominent conservative allies of the president, such as his friend media commentator Dan Bongino, publicly urged a tough response against people associated with antifa (short for "anti-fascist").

U.S. enters 6th day of nationwide protests over George Floyd's killing

A protest in Philadelphia on May 31. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Protests continued across the country for the sixth day in a row on Sunday, as demonstrators called for justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd, EMT Breonna Taylor, jogger Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black Americans who have suffered at the hands of racism and police brutality.

What's happening: Protestors in D.C. broke one police barricade outside the White House on Sunday evening after reportedly demonstrating for several hours. The atmosphere was still largely peaceful as of 6pm ET.