Photo: Masked police stand on top of their vehicle on the Champs Elysees Avenue after a policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. (Christian Hartmann/Reuters)
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There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years. Thursday, a police officer was killed and two other officers were wounded. The shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism.
Back in the 1970s, there was a grand plan to desegregate the schools in Los Angeles, which involved busing. It was quickly abandoned after mass protests from parents. We meet two men whose lives were changed by the short-lived busing experiment.
Our critics review “Unforgettable,” a thriller starring Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson; “A Quiet Passion,” a costume drama about poet Emily Dickinson; and a film about one of the first celebrity chefs, “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent.”
Conservative author Ann Coulter was supposed to give a speech at UC Berkeley next week. But campus authorities asked her to reschedule after admitting they didn’t have the security to protect her. Berkeley also cancelled a speech from conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in February after violent protests broke out on the campus. Just last weekend, 21 people were arrested when a pro-Trump rally was crashed by anarchists.
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