*YOU’RE FIRED! – Trump Fires Campaign Manager Lewandowski:
campaign has apparently fired its manager,Corey Lewandowski
, The New York Times reports. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future,” spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement. The move comes as the presumptive Republican nominee’s chances against Hillary Clinton
in November are crashing and as he faces a potential coup at the GOP convention in July. Trump had said “I don’t discard people” after Lewandowski was charged with battering a reporter this spring, but the Times reports he faced “increasing concerns” from “allies and donors, as well as his children, about the next phase of the campaign….” Over the past few months, in-fighting has erupted inside the campaign between allies of Lewandowski and Paul Manafort
, the campaign chairman and chief strategist hired in the spring. Manafort’s allies were accused of planting a story about Lewandowski in the New York Post hinting at an affair with spokeswoman Hicks. Veteran political adviser and Trump consigliere Roger Stone
promoted Manafort from outside the campaign and was taken to calling Lewandowski “Loserdowski.”
*EPIC – Cavs End Cleveland’s 52-Year Championship Drought:
The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history Sunday evening, defeating the Golden State Warriors in a tight Game 7 and winning their first franchise championship. Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving sank a three-pointer with less than a minute left in the game, breaking an 89-89 tie and giving the Cavs the lead to go to win 93-89. With the series victory, the Cavaliers became the first team in NBA history to complete a comeback from down 3-1 in the Finals.
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*UN: World Has 65M Refugees, Most Ever:
The world has more refugees right now than ever before, passing the previous record of 60 million, the UN refugee agency reports. More than half of those come from Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The agency estimates 65.3 million people have been displaced by conflict. That number represents one out of every 113 people on the planet.
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*LBN-NOTICED: ***Rosario Dawson at Jue Lan Club for Manhattan magazine’s Big Apple Entrepreneur Awards. ***Lynn Yaeger in the St-Germain VIP area at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. ***EJ Johnson at Eataly rooftop restaurant Sabbia in NYC. ***Rock band the Fray eating at Frank’s Steaks on Long Island. ***Christie Brinkley posing for the July cover of Social Life Magazine at Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel in NYC. ***Vivica A. Fox and J. Alexanderof “America’s Next Top Model” dining in Philippe’s wine cellar.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Birth order can influence whether a marriage succeeds or fails. The most successful marriages are those where the oldest sister of brothers marries the youngest brother of sisters. Two firstborns, however, tend to be more aggressive and can create higher levels of tension. The highest divorce rates are when an only child marries another only child.
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***German prosecutors said on Monday that they had begun an investigation of the former chief executive of Volkswagen for possible violations of securities laws in connection with the company’s emissions scandal.
***For Dweezil Zappa
, one name change was not enough. In April, Mr. Zappa, a guitarist and one of the four children of the rock composer Frank Zappa
, changed the name of his project Zappa Plays Zappa — a tribute to his father’s music — to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa. Clunky, perhaps, but he said it was necessary to avoid legal conflict with his brother, Ahmet, who controls the Zappa intellectual property through a family trust. Now, after yet another legal tussle between the brothers, Dweezil is rechristening the show again. His next tour, starting July 1 in El Prado, N.M., will be called “50 Years of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the Heck He Wants — The Cease and Desist Tour.” (Instead of “heck,” the tour uses a vulgarity.)
***Beloved NASCAR driver Mike Wallace
, brother of Hall of Fame star Rusty and commentator Kenny, was savagely attacked in Charlotte, NC, after attending a Rascal Flatts concert at the PNC Pavilion. The 57-year-old racer was beaten by three men in the parking lot as he left the show with his wife, daughter and son-in-law. Lindsay Wallace Van Wingerden
was also injured while trying to protect her father during the attack.
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Anton Yelchin
, who played the young incarnation of Chekov, an excitable officer on the Starship Enterprise, in the rebooted “Star Trek” movie series, died on Sunday morning in Los Angeles when he was pinned by his car in his driveway. He was 27. Officer Jenny Houser
of the Los Angeles Police Department said that Mr. Yelchin died after being hit at around 1:10 a.m. at his home in the neighborhood Studio City. The car had rolled backward down the steep driveway and trapped him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence. Officer Houser said that he was found dead by friends who came to his house after he did not arrive at a scheduled rehearsal. ***Prince Be
, the frontman for the psychedelic pop-rap group P.M. Dawn, which in the early 1990s was both popular and maligned — and since then has been both underappreciated and quietly influential — died on Friday at a hospital in Neptune, N.J. He was 46. The cause was renal failure resulting from complications of diabetes, his wife, Mary Sierra-Cordes
*LBN-COMMENTARY by J. Neil Schulman: A few days ago I started a petition on http://Change.org with the title “No US Money or Arms to Foreign States with Gay Death Penalty.” The recipients of the petition are President Barack Obama, Senator Rand Paul, and Representative Justin Amash. Here is the text of the petition: We demand an immediate end to any U.S. taxpayer funding, military aid, or provision of military-grade weapons to any foreign State that has laws providing a death penalty for being gay or being part of any LGBT community. More info and the link to sign is
on my blog: http://jneilschulman.rationalreview.com/2016/06/petition-no-us-money-or-arms-to-foreign-states-with-gay-death-penalty/
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Mark Baer (Award-winning mediator) : Let’s be clear what individual freedom means. It means that all human beings are entitled to human rights, regardless of their age, race, gender, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation. Those who fight for “religious freedom” / “religious liberty” are fighting against human rights for all; rather, they are fighting to deny human rights to those who fall outside of their religious worldview. On behalf of the LGBT community, their friends and families, I’d like to say that we don’t want the pity of those who have chosen to be part of the problem.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Charlie Sheen admitted he had sex with 25 people without telling them he was HIV positive — but insisted he never had unprotected sex with any them, according to a report. “I never did. I wouldn’t do that to someone, I would not,” he told a sold-out crowd during an interview with Piers Morgan at a London Town Hall event Sunday night, Radar Online reported. “The only times I didn’t tell them was because the last 25 times they used it against me and used my medical condition for their own folly and financial gain,” he said.
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