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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