Photo: People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 15, 2017. (David Ryder/Reuters)
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle heard arguments Monday on President Trump’s revised travel ban. A district judge in Hawaii blocked the ban in March. The White House appealed that decision. And in Los Angeles tomorrow, voters will decide who gets seats on the city council and school board. Also on the ballot: A measure that would change how police are disciplined.
Republican Roger Stone has popped up in almost every infamous moment in the party’s last 40 years, including Watergate, the Florida recount, and this past presidential election. Stone’s career and his role molding Donald Trump into a presidential candidate are the subjects of a new documentary. It’s called “Get Me Roger Stone,” and it’s out now on Netflix.
The former head of Paramount Pictures, Brad Grey, died of cancer Sunday. He was 59 years old. Stone was behind the “Transformers” franchise and produced “The Sopranos.”
Harold Michelson worked as a storyboard artist. His wife Lillian was a researcher on hundreds of films, including “The Graduate” and “Scarface.” A new documentary looks at their careers and 60-year marriage. It’s called “Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story.”
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California case: free speech v. abortion rights Crisis pregnancy centers are generally run by pro-life groups that aim to convince pregnant women not to get abortions. A California law requires that employees tell their clients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions and other family planning services. Now a group of these centers is arguing that the law violates their freedom of speech.
Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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