LBN- Special Report- Thursday

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*Brazil arrests group plotting ‘acts of terrorism’ before Olympics:
Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State (IS) and preparing acts of terrorism during next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said. The loosely organized group were all Brazilian citizens and in contact via internet messaging groups such as WhatsApp and Telegram, but did not know each other personally, the minister said.

*Cruz gets booed after he declines to endorse Trump:
Ted Cruz got a prime speaking slot at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention on Wednesday, but he came and went from the stage without endorsing the party’s newly minted nominee.  The Texas senator not only failed to endorse Trump at any point during his 23-minute remarks, he also encouraged Republicans to “vote their conscience.”

*Pistorius Prosecutor Seeks More Jail:
Prosecutors who filed a case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius are appealing the Olympic athlete’s six-year sentence on the grounds that it was “shockingly too lenient.” Judge Thokozile Masipa said there were “substantial and compelling” reasons not to sentence Pistorius to more time. Pistorius allegedly believed Steenkamp was an intruder when he shot and killed her in 2013. The National Prosecuting Authority on Thursday said “the sentence of six years imprisonment, in all the circumstances, is disproportionate to the crime of murder committed [and] shockingly too lenient.”

*Cop Shoots Black Man Treating Autistic Patient:

A video released Wednesday shows a North Miami police officer shooting a black man who was caring for his autistic patient. Charles Kinsey, a behavior therapist, had his hands up and was laying down with his back on the street when he was shot. “When I went to the ground, I went to the ground with my hands up, and I am laying there just like this,” Kinsey said from his hospital bed. “Telling them again there is no need for firearms. He is autistic. He has a toy truck in his hand.” Police said they were responding to a 911 call warning of someone walking around with a gun and threatening suicide, but no firearm was found. The officer was put on administrative leave.


*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: The Business Book Hailed by The New York Times and The Harvard Business Review:

*LBN-NOTICED:    ***Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce President Laurel Rosen hosting a Chamber mixer last night at the Victory Hotel in Santa Monica with the Mayor of Santa Monica in attendance.   ***Robert De Niro and wifeGrace Hightower having dinner with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in Lake Como.   ***“SNL” star Leslie Jones at STK Rooftop in NYC while Taryn Manning had a business meeting at another table.   ***Andrea Bocelli at Nikki Beach St.-Tropez’s 15th anniversary party where Earth Wind & Fire played.   ***Nick Jonas taking a $200 Lyft ride from Mahattan to the Hamptons to stay at a mansion where a private chef cooked meals.   ***Zendaya having dinner at The Wayfarer in NYC with a small group of family and friends, including her father and her stylist.

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Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Man to Walk on the Moon (1969)
As commander of Apollo 11, Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the Moon. With hundreds of millions watching a broadcast of his history-making moonwalk, he uttered the now famous line, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Buzz Aldrin followed, and the two astronauts proceeded to set up scientific equipment, conduct experiments, and collect samples from the lunar surface.
*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Michael Elliott, a journalistic anomaly who held management positions at the world’s three major English-language newsweeklies before mutating from editor to humanitarian, died on Thursday in Washington. He was 65. The One Campaign, the advocacy group co-founded by the rock star Bono to combat extreme poverty and preventable disease, announced his death. Mr. Elliott was the group’s president and chief executive from 2011 until he retired this year. His wife, Emma Oxford, said the cause was complications of bladder cancer.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Fortunately, Donald Trump likes it rough.  The violent incidents at his rallies, he told me once, didn’t worry him. He felt it added a frisson of excitement to the proceedings.  So he probably loved Loser Night at his convention.  Three of the men he beat – he would call the final rivals “the remainders” or “the leftovers” – had to suck it up tonight and bow down to the Bling King.


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Serena Williams is giving fans an unexpected glimpse of her bedside manner. On Wednesday,the Wimbledon champ posed in lacy lingerie as she shared a sexy selfie while still under purple covers.   ***Nicollette Sheridan has filed for divorce six months after secretly tying the knot. According to court docs obtained by TMZ, the “Desperate Housewives” beauty and Aaron Phypers pulled the plug on their quickie marriage after five months and separated a month later. Sheridan, 52, also requested the judge deny Phypers any claims for spousal support. The couple, who wed in December 2015, did not have any children.

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