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Scorsese Does Broadway, and Other Splashy Netflix Plans

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LOS ANGELES — When Netflix went into the business of making movies with big stars and A-list directors, it found itself faced with a new challenge: the handling of the Hollywood ego.

For a company with roots in Silicon Valley, it has not always been easy to accommodate the rules and customs of the entertainment capital, where the red carpet is more important than any algorithm.

For one thing, the streaming giant has not gone along with the old way of releasing movies. Most of its films make their debuts on the streaming service itself, rather than in movie theaters. Even its Oscar contenders have limited theatrical runs, because Netflix has not been willing to book them in theaters run by the major chains, which insist on lengthy periods of exclusivity, sometimes as long as 90 days.

That strategy is nice for Netflix’s 158 million subscribers, but it has led to some grumbling among cinephiles and some filmmakers.

Now, with the 2020 Academy Awards campaign underway, Netflix has gone to unusual lengths to please the auteurs and their fans, engineering splashy theatrical plans for a pair of Oscar contenders, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.” At the same time, the company is trying to acquire a historic repertory theater in Los Angeles.

Starting Nov. 1, Mr. Scorsese’s $159 million crime epic, which received strong reviews after its premiere at the New York Film Festival last month, will be shown at the Belasco Theater, a 1,015-seat Broadway theater on West 44th Street. The release will have the trappings of a bona fide Broadway production: eight shows a week, dark on Mondays — and the film’s title in lights outside the theater. The ticket price is an un-Broadway-like $15.

Unlike some other current Broadway houses, which served as movie theaters many decades ago, the 112-year-old Belasco has never shown films. One of the stars of “The Irishman” is no stranger to the setting, though: Al Pacino won his first Tony Award for “Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?,” a drug-addiction drama that had 48 performances, including previews, at the Belasco in 1969.

Mr. Baumbach’s film, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, is heading to the Paris Theater, the last single-screen theater in New York. The developer Sheldon Solow closed it in August after 71 years of operation. Netflix will reopen the theater for “Marriage Story” on Nov. 6, and the film will start streaming Dec. 6. The company is trying to work out a long-term lease that would make the Paris a prime New York venue for Netflix films for years to come.

Netflix is also in late-stage negotiations to acquire Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Now owned by the nonprofit American Cinematheque, the theater, which opened in 1922, has been deemed a Los Angeles landmark. Netflix has said it would use the Egyptian for premieres and events during the week, leaving the weekends free for the Cinematheque’s programming of historic films and contemporary art-house fare.

Despite Netflix’s pledge to allow the Cinematheque to have a hand in running the Egyptian, film preservationists and community activists have come out against the proposed deal. More than 2,500 people have signed a petition calling for a halt to the possible sale and demanding that the Cinematheque hold a public meeting to describe its plans in detail.

“The future of the American Cinematheque and the Egyptian Theatre should be determined in an open conversation that includes the members and a qualified Executive Director, and not in secret by the board of directors and Netflix,” the petition reads, in part.

Despite the naysayers, the three initiatives provide Netflix with an argument against those who portray it as somehow anti-cinema.

“It all feels very positive,” said Eugene Hernandez, the deputy director of film at Lincoln Center and the co-publisher of Film Comment magazine. “Netflix is putting its money where its mouth is. They are not only financing and supporting these auteur directors, but they are also bringing them to audiences in a theatrical environment.”

Netflix, which declined to comment, made 55 films last year, not counting documentaries and animated movies. It has been criticized by directors and cineastes who say moviegoers should have an easier time finding its films on the big screen. The company’s biggest Oscar-winner, Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” had an exclusive three-week run in United States theaters last year before it started streaming. Before that, Netflix’s presence in theaters was minimal.

The company negotiated for months with large cinema chains to work out a plan to blanket the country with “The Irishman,” only to hit an impasse. Major exhibitors like AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark have not agreed to Netflix’s preference to have its prestige films in theaters for brief engagements before making them available for streaming. Smaller chains and independent movie theaters have been willing to go along with the strategy.

Jeff Blake, the former chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony Pictures, said Netflix’s attention-grabbing moves into the theater world won’t do much for the company’s bottom line, adding: “But it’s certainly a fun way to qualify for the Academy Awards.”

To be eligible for an Oscar, a film must play for one week at a theater in Los Angeles. In addition to their engagements at the Belasco and the Paris, “The Irishman” and “Marriage Story” will have limited runs at select theaters.

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Esper recuses himself from $10B cloud-computing contract review: report

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper recused himself from reviewing a $10 billion cloud-computing Pentagon contract because his son works for one of the contract’s original bidders, the Defense Department said Tuesday, according to reports.

The review of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract will be delegated to Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, “out of an abundance of caution,” a Pentagon spokesperson said, according to The New York Times.

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The statement stressed Esper’s recusal was not required.

The contract is an effort to centralize the military’s computing infrastructure.

Amazon and Microsoft are the only two companies competing for the contract, although Amazon is seen as a frontrunner due to its past work with the CIA, The Washington Post reported.

Oracle and IBM are no longer in the running.

The statement didn’t say where Esper’s son works, but an IBM spokesperson told The Post he is a digital strategy consultant with IBM. “His role is unrelated to IBM’s pursuit of JEDI,” the spokesperson said.

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The Pentagon delayed awarding the contract after President Trump, who has been critical of Amazon in the past, complained the project favors Amazon and said he’s receiving “tremendous complaints” over the process, The Times reported.

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Leslie Marshall: Hillary Clinton-Tulsi Gabbard feud is a gift to Trump – It needs to end NOW

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As President Trump’s misconduct grows more appalling and the case for his impeachment grows stronger every day, Democrats have given him one piece of good news: the escalating and harmful feud between presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Hillary Clinton.

The feud is also good news for Gabbard, D-Hawaii, whose presidential candidacy is on life-support. She is supported by only 1.3 percent of Democrats in the latest RealClear Politics average of presidential primary polls.

But thanks to her feud with Clinton, Gabbard is attracting heavy media coverage – something she desperately needs to give her dark horse presidential candidacy any chance of success.

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Gabbard added fuel to the feud Tuesday when she released a new campaign video attacking Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. And Gabbard tweeted: “@HillaryClinton your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world. It’s time for you to acknowledge the damage you have caused and step down from your throne.”

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The Clinton-Gabbard battle burst into the headlines last week, when Clinton said in an interview that the Russians have “got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”

“She’s the favorite of the Russians,” Clinton added. “They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

While Clinton didn’t name Gabbard, it was clear that the former first lady, senator and secretary of state was referring to the Hawaii congresswoman.

Clinton also said that 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein was a “Russian asset” – a charge Stein denied and called “a ludicrous, unhinged conspiracy theory with no basis in fact.”

Gabbard posted a video Sunday denouncing Clinton and saying she would not be silenced by Clinton and “her gang of rich, powerful elite.”

Trump couldn’t resist getting into the middle of the feud Monday, telling reporters that Clinton is “accusing everyone of being a Russian agent.” The president added that Gabbard is “not a Russian agent.”

And other Democratic presidential candidates – including Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and author Marianne Williamson – said they don’t believe Gabbard is a Russian asset.

Enough with this Democrat-on-Democrat fighting!

The Democratic presidential candidates need to be clear that their opponent is Donald Trump – not each other.

This latest infighting is a distraction and is turning off voters. If Democrats spend a lot of time and energy attacking each other in a civil war, Trump will have a much better shot at reelection, enabling him to cause even greater harm to our nation than he has caused already.

In 2016, the bitter race for the Democratic presidential nomination – which ended with Clinton defeating Sanders – led some Democratic voters to stay home or vote for Trump. This may have given Trump the margin he needed to win the presidential race in the Electoral College, even though Clinton had about 3 million more popular votes.

My fellow Democrats have to ask themselves: Are we going to support each other despite our personal or political differences so that we can send Trump into political retirement? Or is the temptation to tear each other down and highlight our differences more important? If we choose the latter, we’ll most likely lose – just like we did in 2016.

Is there any merit to Hillary Clinton’s accusations against Gabbard and SteinIf Democrats spend a lot of time and energy attacking each other in a civil war, Trump will have a much better shot at reelection, enabling him to cause even greater harm to our nation than he has caused already.

If Democrats spend a lot of time and energy attacking each other in a civil war, Trump will have a much better shot at reelection, enabling him to cause even greater harm to our nation than he has caused already.

Stein received about 1.5 million votes in 2016, but reports have come out of Congress showing that Russian election meddling directly contributed to that total. And of course, many of us remember the famous photo of Stein sitting at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Putin back in 2015.

As for Gabbard, it’s no surprise that she’s not a huge Clinton fan nor vice versa. In 2016, the congresswoman resigned as the vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in order to endorse Sanders in his nomination fight against Clinton.

There are plenty of reasons Gabbard is barely registering in the polls.

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For example, in 2016 Gabbard advocated that the U.S. work with Syria’s brutal dictator Bashar Assad, who has used chemical warfare against his own civilian population in the Syrian civil war. An estimated 400,000 people have been killed in the civil war, which began in 2011, and about 5.7 million Syrians have fled their country to escape the fighting, according to the U.N.

In 2017 Gabbard even traveled to Syria and met with Assad.

Additionally, according to news reports, Twitter bots that seem to originate in Russia have been quite active on Gabbard’s behalf. And Russian state media have been giving her a disproportionate amount of coverage, considering she is barely registering in the polls.

But all this aside, should the Democrats be talking about this? Should Hillary Clinton have said anything about Gabbard? And should Gabbard have responded?

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No, no and no.

For the sake of the American people – who need to replace Trump because his failed leadership, divisiveness and erratic behavior are causing more and more serious problems for our country and the world – I hope Clinton and Gabbard stop attacking each other. They need to use all their energy to concentrate on making the case for replacing Trump.

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Media, Democrats worried about beating Trump, pining for a savior

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As President Trump calls impeachment a “lynching”—with all the blowback you’d expect from such a racially raw term—you might think the Democrats would be feeling good about their chances.

After all, the president is also struggling in the polls, battling his own party on Syria, and had to reverse himself on hosting the G-7 at his Florida resort.

But no, the Dems are nervous. So nervous, in fact, that they’re engaged in their quadrennial ritual of fantasizing.

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What superhero is ready to don a cape, swoop in to rescue them and capture the White House?

The media love such fantasies, of course, because it’s an exciting story line and the chance to pump up a new personality.

Remember when Oprah made a few comments and the press was seized by the idea that she could be president? The only problem was, well, she didn’t want to be president.

Now comes a New York Times report that Democratic donors and insiders are “fretting about who is in the race and longing for a white knight to enter the contest at the last minute.”

The reason, obviously, is a lack of confidence that any of the current field can defeat Donald Trump—who, even after a likely impeachment vote, is virtually certain to survive a trial in the Republican Senate.

The current polls show several Democratic candidates besting Trump, but that could look very different in the fall of 2020 after the nominee is battered by zillions in Republican advertising along with Trumpian attacks.

Joe Biden probably has the best chance to oust Trump, but there is rising concern that his uneven debate performances and anemic fundraising may sink his primary campaign. Biden could have dominated as the target of Trump’s Ukraine efforts, in my view, but he has still not done an interview since impeachment exploded.

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Elizabeth Warren is viewed by the prognosticators as having the best shot at the nomination, but there is growing fear that she’s too far left to win a general election. Even as she’s taking a second look at Medicare for All, having ducked questions that it would force a middle-class tax hike, Warren is saddled with other positions that delight Democrats but could be viewed as socialistic in a general election.

If you assume that Bernie Sanders can’t win as a 78-year-old heart attack survivor, that leaves two moderate alternatives to Biden.

Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar both had strong debate outings last week, and Mayor Pete has surged into third place in the latest Iowa poll. But neither seems a surefire bet to beat Trump. And thanks to Nancy Pelosi, both are getting far less media oxygen because of the overwhelming focus on impeachment.

So who do the Democratic dreamers want?

The Times says Sherrod Brown is getting a lot of calls (his wife confirms this). But if the Ohio senator thought he could win the nomination, he would already be in the race.

Eric Holder is toying with the idea of getting in. But Barack Obama’s attorney general has never won an election.

Mike Bloomberg? He was a very good New York mayor, but he threatens to run every four years and never does. He wound up deferring to Biden this time. He’s 77. Not happening.

Hillary? You know she’s thought about it. But she also knows she’s had her shot.

Michelle Obama? I’m sure she’d look good in Democratic polls. One unnamed person “mused” about her to the Times. She was a popular first lady. But unlike Hillary, Michelle has never exhibited the urge to be a politician herself. I have the sense that she devoted eight years to public service and is happy to have her life back.

Late entries can kick up a fuss, but they never win, not after the current candidates have raised millions, set up organizations and developed their ground games.

So this is really about a collective unease that Biden won’t win the nomination and that Warren might.

It’s like a fantasy football league, lots of fun to play and game out the possibilities. But this is a contest you only win with flesh-and-blood players on the field.

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Anderson Cooper: Trump’s Fate May Have Been Sealed On Tuesday

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The host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°” on Tuesday said “it is entirely possible that this day may turn out to be one of the most consequential days in the impeachment inquiry, as well as possibly this presidency.”

Cooper’s assessment came at the start of a segment centered on acting Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor’s earlier reported private testimony before House lawmakers, which the news anchor said had been described “that significant” by someone who’d heard it.

Taylor reportedly revealed “in great detail and in no uncertain terms that President Trump himself directed his people to push for a quid pro quo with the president of Ukraine. Military aid and a White House visit in exchange for investigating the firm tied to (former Vice President) Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and investigating a conspiracy theory about the 2016 election,” said Cooper.

“In short, Taylor’s testimony, which just wrapped up, describes the very thing the president and his supporters have been denying for weeks now,” he later added.

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Hong Kong formally withdraws extradition bill

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The Hong Kong government on Wednesday said it formally withdrew its controversial extradition bill that sparked months of violent protests but will reportedly be the fulfillment of only one demand out of five by protesters who continue to take to the streets.

“I now formally announce the withdrawal of the bill,” Secretary for Security John Lee told the city’s legislature.

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Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets since June, originally due to the bill that would have allowed Hong Kong nationals to be sent to mainland China to be tried in Communist party-controlled court. The rallies have continued and now protesters demand political reforms and police accountability.

Reuters reported that pro-Democracy protesters have been insisting that all five of their demands are met “not one less.” According to the Washington Post,  the other demands include an independent investigation into police conduct and amnesty for protesters who’ve been arrested.

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The Financial Times on Tuesday reported that the Chinese government is working on plans to replace Lam by March.

Lam was appointed for office in 2014 despite the fact her rival for the job, John Tsang, was far more popular with the general public, according to the Financial Times.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Astros’ George Springer defends himself for lack of hustle criticism in Game 1 of World Series

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George Springer was quick to defend himself for not hustling out a double in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 1 of the World Series. 

“I don’t want to necessarily run as fast as I can because, for some reason,” said the Astros outfielder in his postgame interview of Houston’s 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, “if (Kyle Tucker) tags or whatever the case and I run by him, it’s not good. I was watching the outfielder.

“If I had gone to third, I’m out. I’m out for sure.”

With one out and the Astros trailing 5-3, Springer hit a long fly ball off the right-center field wall that scored Tucker from second base. But Tucker was forced to hold up at second in case Nationals right fielder Adam Eaton had made the catch. 

Had Springer, who was seen hopping out of the box on his way to first base, made it to third, he potentially could have tied the game by tagging up on Jose Altuve’s line out to right field. After Altuve, Michael Brantley lined out to left field to end the eighth inning with the Nationals holding a 5-4 lead. 

Springer came through all night, reaching base in four of his five at-bats, which included two walks and a solo home run in the seventh inning – setting a record with a homer in his fifth consecutive World Series game.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch was asked about the play after the game. 

“I’ll have to take a look at it,” he said. “I didn’t see that. There was a lot going on in that play.”

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‘Dancing With the Stars’: ‘Devastated’ Christie Brinkley sobbed over Sailor’s elimination

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Sailor Brinkley-Cook dramatically sobbed into her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy’s arms after her shocking elimination from “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night, while the live TV cameras rolled.

But Brinkley-Cook wasn’t the only one in tears.

Supermodel mom Christie Brinkley, who was meant to dance on the reality competition show, was deeply pained watching the results, calling her daughter in tears afterward.

“She was sobbing on the phone when I spoke to her after. It was as devastating for her as it was for me,” Brinkley-Cook tells USA TODAY. “She just didn’t expect it. And this was the one week she didn’t come watch the show. This was just an unexpected twist.”

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Speaking by telephone Tuesday with Chmerkovskiy, Brinkley-Cook was still floored by the surprise vote off.

“It was just shocking. Shocking,” she says.

The aspiring model took over after her mother injured herself before the season began. Brinkley-Cook, a strong dancer, had struggled with stage fright before each dance until Monday night.

Confident and smiling, she was on top of her game Monday with a buoyant jive to “Wake Me Up Before You Go.” The judges raved and gave the couple their highest marks of the season, 27 out of 30.

“It was crazy, we were at our highest,” says Brinkley-Cook. “I felt I had controlled my stage fright for the first time. And I was elated after that.”

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For a star who has sailed through the competition, the night looked like a success. Which made the defeat all the more painful.

“I just didn’t think I was going to go home. That was the hardest part. I really didn’t expect it. And I was riding the high of a really great night. So when it was just me on the stage, I had no time to prepare, or think I had low scores or screwed up. It was just shock.”

As each couple was saved from elimination, leaving the dance floor, Brinkley-Cook and Chmerkovskiy were left in the dreaded “bottom two” with Ally Brooke and pro Sasha Farber. Chmerkovskiy describes the scene like the “Gladiator” film, with fans calling out their favorite couple’s names. The final decision to spare one couple was left to the judges, who chose Brook and Farber. 

“It was a gut-wrenching moment,” Chmerkovskiy says. “It was a situation I dreaded, and hoped I wouldn’t have to put her through.”

Brinkley-Cook cried so poignantly onstage that Chmerkovskiy took her aside to console her as cameras rolled. “I told her to keep her head up. It was all good,” he recalls.

Brinkley-Cook said she continued crying long afterward. Then she met up with a dear friend, who had an adorable new puppy. “It helped me come to Earth. And I realized my perspective,” she says.

That perspective continued on Tuesday.

“We are at the point of just feeling grateful. I was very emotional, but I’m feeling gratitude for the journey I have been on for the last six weeks,” says Brinkley-Cook. “It was beautiful and I would not want to change a thing.”

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Rosario Dawson, family sued over alleged treatment of transgender handyman: report

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Actress Rosario Dawson and her family are reportedly being sued by a transgender handyman who alleges that he was subjected to gender discrimination and assault while he worked for the family two years ago.

Dedrek Finley, 55, said he came out to the family as transgender in December 2017. He claimed that they were dismissive of using male pronouns to refer to him and he claimed that Dawson’s stepfather told him, “you’re not a man,” and “you only think you’re a man,” according to court documents filed Friday, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The documents claim that Dawson, 40, and her mother, Isabel, dragged him through the window of a bedroom after they told him to move out of Dawson’s mother’s former apartment where he was living in exchange work, The Times reported.

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“Once Mr. Finley was lying helpless on the ground outside, Isabel, who is substantially larger than Mr. Finley, got on top of Mr. Finley’s body and began punching him,” the court documents read, People reported. “While beating Mr. Finley, Isabel screamed, ‘You’re not so much of a man now,’ which was a clear and denigrating reference to Mr. Finley’s gender identity.”

Finley said the family had originally asked him to move from New York to Los Angeles and work for them full-time, renovating Dawson’s home.

Dawson is the girlfriend of presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker who has spoken out against transphobia.

Fox News sent an after-hours email to the family’s lawyer and Dawson’s representatives and did not get an immediate response. She did not immediately respond to other news outlets.

Dawson’s mother, Isabel Dawson, her stepfather, Gregory Dawson, and her uncle Gustavo Vasquez are also named in the suit, The Times reported.

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“The aggression that was shown to him by members of the Dawson family, and the nature of that aggression leads one to think that motivations were transphobic,” his attorney said, according to The Times.

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Body of Nevaeh Adams, 5, found in South Carolina landfill 2 months after mother’s stabbing death

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A South Carolina family has received the tragic news that the body of Nevaeh Adams, a 5-year-old girl missing since August, was located Friday, dumped in a landfill.

The discovery in Sumter, S.C., came more than two months after the child’s mother was found fatally stabbed and wrapped inside a rug inside her home.

“This is a horror story in every sense of the word,” Garryl Deas, an attorney representing the family, told The State newspaper in Columbia.

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“This is a horror story in every sense of the word.”

— Garryl Deas, attorney representing murder victims’ family

Authorities confirmed the girl’s death Tuesday. Her body was found during a massive search of the landfill that involved some 400 volunteers as well as personnel from more than 40 government agencies, The State reported.

“This is not the outcome any of us would have wanted,” Sumter police Chief Russell Roark told FOX 46 of Charlotte. “But we hope this can provide some closure to the family. We will continue working with the 3rd Circuit Solicitor’s Office to bring this case to trial.”

“This is not the outcome any of us would have wanted. But we hope this can provide some closure to the family.”

— Chief Russell Roark, Sumter, S.C., police

On Aug. 5, family members found the body of the girl’s mother, Sharee Bradley. She had been stabbed in the head and neck, according to The State.

Police later arrested Daunte Johnson, 28, a transient who had a relationship with Bradley, and charged him with two counts of murder.

Authorities said the suspect told them he had placed the child’s body in a dumpster.

The search of the landfill began Sept. 17, with volunteers using small rakes to dig through 4 million tons of waste in hopes of finding the child’s remains.

Finally, last Friday, they made the gruesome discovery.

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“What I saw with my own two eyes was truly life-altering,” Deas said.

Neveah was remembered by her father as playful, energetic and happy.

“There was no sad moment with her,” Dupray Adams told The State.

The discovery of Nevaeh’s body was announced the same day that authorities in Alabama said they believed that remains found in Birmingham were those of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. Authorities said two suspects would be charged in connection with that case.

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