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Trump and Susan Rice get in nasty Twitter fight after ex-Obama adviser’s Syria comments

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If former national security adviser Susan Rice was wondering whether President Trump was watching her Friday night appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” she soon got her answer.

In a late-night tweet, Trump called Rice “a disaster” after she criticized Trump’s Syria strategy on the HBO show.

But things didn’t stop there. Rice responded on Twitter just minutes later, accusing Trump of giving her a “totally gross” hug when they met at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2015.

“Susan Rice, who was a disaster to President Obama as National Security Advisor, is now telling us her opinion on what to do in Syria,” Trump tweeted Friday night. “Remember RED LINE IN THE SAND? That was Obama. Millions killed! No thanks Susan, you were a disaster.”

Trump’s “red line” reference was in regard to Obama’s warning to Syrian leader Bashar al Assad not to use chemical weapons against his own people, then Obama’s unwillingness to take action against Assad when the Syrian leader defied Obama’s warning.

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About 16 minutes later came Rice’s response:

“Then why did you come up and hug me at 2015 WHCD when I’d never met you (which was totally gross) and whisper in my ear that I had been ‘very unfairly treated’ over Benghazi and ‘was doing a great job for the country’?”

Earlier in the evening, Rice told Maher that Trump had given the leaders of Russia, Syria and Iran a “green light” to do as they please in northern Syria by planning to remove U.S. forces from the region — and warned of an emboldened ISIS.

“What Trump has done in Iraq and now Syria is in effect to cede a portion of northern Syria, Kurdish homeland, to the Turks and to evacuate the Americans as if it’s his Saigon,” Rice told Maher, referring to the U.S. pullout from Vietnam in the 1970s.

“We’ve left our Turkish allies homeless,” she continued. “They’re now going scattered throughout the region. We’ve given Assad and Putin and the Iranians a green light to take over that territory that they’ve been long wanting to take. And ISIS is going to come back.”

During his interview with Rice, Maher brought up the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting to Rice that the situation with Turkey and the Syrian Kurds “must infuriate” her because Republicans don’t seem as upset over Syria as they were when an American ambassador and others were killed in Benghazi — a situation that many in the GOP have blamed on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Rice who was promoting her book, “Tough Love,” called Benghazi a “horrible tragedy” before addressing the ramifications of Trump’s troop withdrawal.

“But what we’re going to lose as a result of what Donald Trump has done in Syria is, we’re going to have a whole terrorist resurgence as a result of his pullout,” Rice said. “So we’ll see the ramifications of that in [the loss of] American and Allied lives, I think I’m afraid, for years to come.”

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The former Obama administration official also told Maher that Russian President Vladimir Putin was benefiting from America’s political infighting, adding that in her view the “domestic political divisions” in the U.S. were “our greatest national security vulnerability.”

“What is I think happening now — and what Putin’s genius is — is that he understands that we are so divided internally and that … we can’t get stuff done,” Rice said. “All Putin had to do was jump in and exacerbate those divisions, pour salt in the wounds.”

Rice compared the divisiveness in the U.S. to a “flesh-eating disease” before adding, “I think we have the ability to fix it. It’s a problem of our own making, our domestic divisions, where we have to stop hating each other.”

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Anderson Cooper Delivers Scathing Review Of Rare Stephanie Grisham Interview

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Anderson Cooper on Friday sarcastically commended “the bravery” of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham for giving a rare interview on “Fox & Friends” earlier in the day.

The host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°” joked that Grisham “apparently got a brief furlough from West Wing witness protection” to “check in with her supervisors over at Fox News, though it seems like she saw her shadow and is now underground for six more weeks of stonewalling.”

Cooper noted how Grisham, who has not held a single formal news briefing since taking up her role in the summer, accused the media of getting into “a tizzy” over acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s admission in a Thursday conference that there had been a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Mulvaney later walked back his comments. 

“Tizzy! Damn, Grisham’s a truth-teller,” quipped Cooper. “I mean, you know what, let the chips fall where they may. Stephanie don’t care. Does everyone working for the president have to debase themselves and lie like he does? Apparently so. I thought John Grisham was a great storyteller, but I got to say, Stephanie Grisham may have him beat.”

Cooper also poked fun at Grisham’s claim that reporters were simply trying to make names for themselves with stories that were critical of the Trump administration.

“I hate to break it to her, TV reporters are already on TV. So no need to try to get on TV, because that’s where they work, on TV,” said Cooper. “It’s tough to grasp but it’s actually how the entire TV medium works. I am on TV right now. Newspaper reporters, they are covering the White House so they probably already made a name for themselves. You know what I mean?”

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Hillary Clinton backs out of DC event also set to include Tulsi Gabbard, Kirstjen Nielsen: report

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Hillary Clinton has backed out of a Friday appearance at an event also scheduled to include Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, among other guests, according to a report.

Word of Clinton’s removal from the bill of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit came Thursday, the same day the former secretary of state sparked a clash by accusing Gabbard of being groomed by Russia to run as a third-party candidate for president in 2020.

The Hawaii congresswoman and combat veteran fired back in a scathing series of tweets later Thursday, challenging Clinton not to “hide behind your proxies” and join the presidential race “directly.”

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Slate.com reported that Clinton removed herself from the three-day summit due to a scheduling conflict. An unnamed source told the publication that Clinton decided not to participate in an act of protest against former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was also scheduled to speak.

Nielsen, who resigned in April, oversaw the Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their families at the border. The policy was later rescinded.

More than 51,000 people signed a petition asking Fortune to pull Nielsen from the summit’s roster, Slate also reported. About 100 speakers were still scheduled to attend the summit as of Friday evening.

Gabbard and lawyer Anita Hill are among the more high-profile scheduled speakers, on a list that also includes business executives, journalists, scholars and some elected officials. (Hill became a household name in 1991 when she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, who had been her supervisor at the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment.)

In her remarks Thursday on “Campaign HQ,” a podcast hosted by former President Obama aide David Plouffe, Clinton did not mention Gabbard by name, though Plouffe ended the podcast by noting Clinton’s “belief that Tulsi Gabbard is going to be a third-party candidate propped up by Trump and the Russians.”

Clinton also singled out 2016 Democratic candidate Jill Stein, accusing her of being a Russian asset. The former first lady, whom Donald Trump defeated for the presidency in 2016, has recently been promoting a book co-authored with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

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Gabbard has faced criticism from several other fellow Democrats, who have accused her of being a “puppet for the Russian government.” The former Army National Guard major, who served in Iraq, has repeatedly defended her antiwar, anti-interventionist beliefs, which have led to some comparisons between her and President Trump.

At Tuesday’s fourth Democratic debate in Ohio, Gabbard relentlessly slammed CNN, which was broadcasting the event live, and The New York Times, calling them “completely despicable” for news coverage that has raised questions about whether she is a “Russian asset and an Assad apologist,” a reference to the leader of Syria.

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Wreck of Japanese aircraft carrier sunk in Battle of Midway discovered 77 years later

Researchers have discovered the wreck of the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga 77 years after it was sunk by U.S. forces during World War II‘s Battle of Midway.

Experts aboard the research vessel RV Petrel announced the discovery Friday. After surveying more than 500 square nautical miles, crewmembers identified the wreckage Wednesday at a depth of more than 17,000 feet in the Pacific.

RV Petrel is part of Vulcan Inc., a research organization set up by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

“[The Battle of Midway] was a major carrier-to-carrier battle that left its eerie evidence strewn for thousands of miles across the ocean floor,” Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Vulcan, said in a statement. “With each piece of debris and each ship we discover and identify, our intent is to honor history and those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for their countries.”

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Eerie images of the Kaga captured by an undersea drone show a starboard side gun, a 20 cm gun, a gun mount and a barbette, or gun emplacement.

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A starboard side gun on the Kaga wreck. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.)

The Kaga is one of four Japanese aircraft carriers that took part in the Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942. All four of the carriers, along with the Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, were sunk in the battle, marking a pivotal victory for the U.S. Navy.

After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japan hoped to deal another major blow to the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Midway. However, U.S. codebreakers were able to get details of the Japanese plan, and the Navy prepared its own ambush.

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“The Battle of Midway was an American intelligence breakthrough,” Frank Thompson, curator at the Naval History and Heritage Command, said in the statement. “The team that deciphered the Japanese fleet codes enabled Pacific Fleet commander Nimitz to understand Japanese intentions and plan accordingly. This was a true turning point in the war for the U.S. Navy.”

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A barbette, or gun emplacement, on the Kaga. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.)

The Petrel crew hopes to find and survey all the wreckage from the entire battle, an effort that could add new details about Midway to history books.

RV Petrel is no stranger to shipwreck discoveries. Earlier this year, for example, experts from the research vessel discovered the wreck of World War II aircraft carrier USS Wasp in the Coral Sea more than 70 years after the ship was sunk during the Guadalcanal campaign.

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A gun mount on the wreck of the Kaga. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc)

Also in 2019, researchers aboard the RV Petrel discovered one of the first Japanese battleships to be sunk by U.S. forces during World War II. Imperial Japanese Navy ship Hiei sank on Nov. 14, 1942, in the Solomon Islands.

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Paul Allen died in October 2018 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His research organization has discovered a host of historic military shipwrecks, such as the wrecks of the USS Helena, USS Lexington and USS Juneau.

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A 20 cm gun on the Kaga, which sank during the Battle of Midway in 1942. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.)

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An undersea drone from research vessel RV Petrel captured eerie images of the aircraft carrier on the seabed. (​Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. ​​​​​​​)

The group’s biggest discovery, however, came in 2017, when Allen and his team found the long-lost wreck of the USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea.

The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers

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Wreck of Japanese aircraft carrier sunk in Battle of Midway discovered 77 years later

Researchers have discovered the wreck of the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga 77 years after it was sunk by U.S. forces during World War II‘s Battle of Midway.

Experts aboard the research vessel RV Petrel announced the discovery Friday. After surveying more than 500 square nautical miles, crewmembers identified the wreckage Wednesday at a depth of more than 17,000 feet in the Pacific.

RV Petrel is part of Vulcan Inc., a research organization set up by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

“[The Battle of Midway] was a major carrier-to-carrier battle that left its eerie evidence strewn for thousands of miles across the ocean floor,” Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Vulcan, said in a statement. “With each piece of debris and each ship we discover and identify, our intent is to honor history and those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for their countries.”

WRECK OF WWII AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS WASP DISCOVERED IN THE CORAL SEA

Eerie images of the Kaga captured by an undersea drone show a starboard side gun, a 20 cm gun, a gun mount and a barbette, or gun emplacement.

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A starboard side gun on the Kaga wreck. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.)

The Kaga is one of four Japanese aircraft carriers that took part in the Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942. All four of the carriers, along with the Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, were sunk in the battle, marking a pivotal victory for the U.S. Navy.

After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japan hoped to deal another major blow to the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Midway. However, U.S. codebreakers were able to get details of the Japanese plan, and the Navy prepared its own ambush.

WWII WRECK USS HELENA DISCOVERED BY MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER PAUL ALLEN’S CREW

“The Battle of Midway was an American intelligence breakthrough,” Frank Thompson, curator at the Naval History and Heritage Command, said in the statement. “The team that deciphered the Japanese fleet codes enabled Pacific Fleet commander Nimitz to understand Japanese intentions and plan accordingly. This was a true turning point in the war for the U.S. Navy.”

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A barbette, or gun emplacement, on the Kaga. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.)

The Petrel crew hopes to find and survey all the wreckage from the entire battle, an effort that could add new details about Midway to history books.

RV Petrel is no stranger to shipwreck discoveries. Earlier this year, for example, experts from the research vessel discovered the wreck of World War II aircraft carrier USS Wasp in the Coral Sea more than 70 years after the ship was sunk during the Guadalcanal campaign.

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A gun mount on the wreck of the Kaga. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc)

Also in 2019, researchers aboard the RV Petrel discovered one of the first Japanese battleships to be sunk by U.S. forces during World War II. Imperial Japanese Navy ship Hiei sank on Nov. 14, 1942, in the Solomon Islands.

ONE OF THE LAST US WARSHIPS SUNK BY A GERMAN SUB DURING WWII REVEALS ITS SECRETS IN EERIE IMAGES FROM SEABED

Paul Allen died in October 2018 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His research organization has discovered a host of historic military shipwrecks, such as the wrecks of the USS Helena, USS Lexington and USS Juneau.

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A 20 cm gun on the Kaga, which sank during the Battle of Midway in 1942. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.)

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An undersea drone from research vessel RV Petrel captured eerie images of the aircraft carrier on the seabed. (​Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. ​​​​​​​)

The group’s biggest discovery, however, came in 2017, when Allen and his team found the long-lost wreck of the USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea.

The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers

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Battle of the bullpens: Astros, Yankees turning to relievers for Game 6 of the ALCS

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NEW YORK — The Yankees kept their season alive Friday night, leaving the Bronx Bombers and the Astros scrambling to get to the airport to fly to Houston for Game 6, set to begin in less than 22 hours.  

The Yankees win also left both managers scrambling to formulate a pitching plan for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Neither Astros manager A.J. Hinch or Yankees manager Aaron Boone discussed a possible plan, leaving the strategies unsettled at the conclusion of the Yankees’ 4-1 victory in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium, to get the series to 3-2 in favor of Houston.  

It won’t be Gerrit Cole, who has not lost a start since May 22, for the Astros. It won’t be Luis Severino for the Yankees.

Instead, the fate of Game 6 will be decided by the bullpens.

Bullpen vs. bullpen.

“It will be a bullpen game,” said Hinch in his postgame press conference. “We’ll talk about it on the plane ride home. … I’m unlikely to use Cole.”

Boone didn’t mince his words either. “Sevy’s set for Game 7,” he said. “We’ll just figure it out. … But it will probably be a little bit of everyone.”

There was no travel day in between Game 5 and 6. Rain postponed Wednesday’s game, creating the potential of having to play four consecutive games without an off-day. 

The Yankees bullpen has been taxed this postseason, throwing nearly as many innings as the starters (35 ⅔ vs. 37 ⅓) over eight games. No starter has gone more than seven innings in a postseason game. Meanwhile, the Astros’ starters have gone at least seven innings in all but two of their 10 playoff games.

So, who is available for Game 6? The Yankees may turn to J.A. Happ to start on short rest before going to the bullpen. The Astros are expected to go with rookie Jose Urquidy. The Astros have a fully rested bullpen. Brad Peacock was the only reliever used in Game 5, and he only pitched one inning. The Yankees did not use relievers Adam Ottavino or Chad Green on Friday, and Zack Britton had a low pitch count. So it will be an all-hands-on-deck approach Saturday. 

This is basically what Game 4 would have looked like if it was played on Wednesday.

All that is known for certain is that if there is a Game 7, Cole will be going to for the Astros while Severino starts for the Yankees.

What does that say about the state of the game of baseball where it come down to a Game 6 of the ALCS and both teams are going with a bullpen game, rather than a traditional starter?  

“I think it’s both teams trying to get outs and trying to do it the best way we can,” said Boone. “We’ve had some – obviously a lot of guys go down this year and different people not available.

“We’ll just do our best to piece it together.”

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John Kasich calls for Trump’s impeachment, sending CNN into ‘breaking news’ frenzy

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CNN sounded the “breaking news” alarm Friday after Republican John Kasich — a CNN contributor and frequent critic of President Trump — bucked the GOP and expressed his support for impeachment.

“And I say it with great sadness,” Kasich, a former governor of Ohio, explained after confirming his stand against the president.

CNN immediately treated Kasich’s remarks as a bombshell, posting a graphic on screen that read, “Just in: GOP’s Kasich: Trump deserves to be impeached.”

In addition, a report on CNN’s website, calling Kasich’s remarks “breaking news,” was placed prominently on the network’s homepage.

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Kasich, who stepped down as governor of Ohio in January because of term limits, finished second behind Trump in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. But he dropped out of the race after being unable to win any subsequent primaries, except in his home state.

During the 2016 race, Kasich and Trump frequently locked horns — so much so that Kasich boycotted that year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for president, even though the event was held in Kasich’s home state.

In defending his support for Trump’s impeachment Friday, Kasich said the preceding 24 hours had been “very difficult.” He cited a news conference at which acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney appeared to have contradicted Trump’s claim that there was “no quid pro quo” when Trump spoke with the president of Ukraine in July.

Mulvaney later walked back his comments, but Kasich claimed Mulvaney’s initial remarks had “pushed him really across the Rubicon.”

“Withholding military aid, vital military aid to a nation like Ukraine… so that a political operation can take place, investigate this thing around the server,” Kasich explained. “And ‘We’re going to withhold the aid until do you that.’ To me, it’s totally inappropriate. It’s an abuse of power.”

He added: “I’ve fought with people on the air about, ‘Is there a quid pro quo?’ and ‘Does this rise to the level of impeachment?”

“I now believe that it does,” Kasich concluded.

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The ex-governor recently clashed with CNN anchor Don Lemon over whether the Trump-Ukraine phone call included a quid pro quo.

The clash got so heated, Lemon suggested that Kasich was sounding like a “Trump apologist.”

“You are doing exactly what the apologists are doing,” Lemon said. “Then you are not helping people understand the real problem, then you are part of the problem.”

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Navy veteran’s family plans to sue VA over suspicious hospital death ruled a homicide

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The family of an 87-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who died suddenly in June 2018 — reportedly due to a wrongfully administered insulin dose at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia — plans to sue the federal Department of Veterans Affairs over the death, which has been ruled a homicide.

The veteran, John Hallman, was administered a lethal dose of insulin “he did not need and for which no medical order was placed,” causing his blood sugar to spike, leading to his death, said attorney Tony O’Dell, who represents several of the 11 victims who died under suspicious circumstances at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

O’Dell said he has filed a notice of a pending lawsuit in connection with Hallman’s death, one of two of the 11 cases to be declared a homicide.

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All 11 veterans who died appeared to have received lethal doses of insulin despite not being treated for diabetes or high blood sugar, according to reports.

The deaths are being investigated by both the FBI and the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs, but the victims’ families — as well as some elected officials — have complained the inspector general’s office has been too slow in conducting the probes.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has written to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, saying he has “grave concerns over the pace of the investigation,” the Associated Press reported.

The notice of a civil suit was filed earlier this week and was first reported by the Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg. The notice says Hallman’s death “is considered a homicide based upon the pattern of events leading to his death, although his body is not available for autopsy.”

Attorney O’Dell also represents the family of Felix McDermott, an 82-year-old Army veteran who died at the same medical center, under the same circumstances as Hallman. McDermott’s death was ruled a homicide after his body was exhumed and analyzed in connection with the investigation.

Authorities say they identified a person of interest in the cases last week but no arrests have been made. That person is a woman who worked the overnight shift as a nursing assistant and was fired last year, the Washington Post reported, adding it was not naming her because she has not been charged with any crime.

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Congress earlier this week met to discuss the ongoing investigations, with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations focusing heavily on administrative errors and accountability issues that need to be corrected to prevent such incidents from happening again.

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John Cho’s on-set ‘Cowboy Bebop’ injury halts production: reports

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John Cho, star of Netflix‘s upcoming “Cowboy Bebop,” recently suffered an on-set knee injury, resulting in a pause in production of the series for seven to nine months, according to multiple reports.

Per Deadline, citing sources, the freak accident occurred during the final take of a well-rehearsed scene.

According to Variety, Cho, 47, reportedly flew back to Los Angeles from New Zealand — where “Cowboy Bebop” was being shot — to undergo surgery and extensive rehabilitation.

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Production had begun just days earlier, and the scene being shot was reportedly expected to be showcased a few episodes into the 10-episode order.

On Oct. 7, Netflix announced the start of production by posting a video featuring Cho. But after Cho’s injury, the company made another announcement.

“Our thoughts are with John, and he has our complete support as he recuperates from this injury,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.

The show will focus on Cho’s character, Spike, the leader of a gang of bounty hunters chasing down dangerous criminals and running from the law.

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The series is a live-action adaptation of a popular Japanese animated series that ran for only 26 episodes, but has gained popularity in the years since its release. The original show was highly lauded by critics and fans alike.

No release date for the project has been announced, and an altered shooting schedule will be set once Cho’s recovery time becomes clear.

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Cho is known for playing Harold Lee in the “Harold & Kumar” film franchise, Sulu in the “Star Trek” films and David Kim in “Searching.”

“Cowboy Bebop” will also star Alex Hassell, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine and Mustafa Shakir.

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Michael Moore joining AOC at Bernie Sanders rally in NYC to announce endorsement

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore announced Friday that he will be joining Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., at a rally in New York City on Saturday for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“I am joining Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tomorrow to officially & publicly endorse a true hero of the people, Senator Bernie Sanders, as our next President of the United States!” Moore posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon. “I will speak tomorrow for him at his “Bernie Is Back!” rally at 1pm in Queensbridge Park in NYC. Join us!”

Ocasio-Cortez is also expected to formally endorse Sanders for president at the event. Her ally in Congress, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., endorsed Sanders earlier this week.

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Sanders’ “Bernie is Back” rally in Queensbridge Park, across the East River from Manhattan, will be the senator’s first campaign rally since he was sidelined after undergoing a medical procedure following a heart attack Oct. 4.

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Moore also endorsed Sanders for president in 2016, saying at the time that he first backed Sanders when he was running for Congress in 1990.

“I’ve been a supporter of his ever since, and he’s never given me reason to not continue that support,” Moore wrote at the time.

Sanders addressed his recent health problems during Tuesday night’s debate in Ohio.

“I’m healthy. I’m feeling great,” he told the audience. “We are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign all over this country. That is how I think I can reassure the American people.”

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The rally will be held near the country’s largest public housing development and a power plant, the Huffington Post reported, and Sanders plans to speak about affordable housing and Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

The rally is meant as a reset after his heart attack and his lagging poll numbers behind surging progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

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