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Facing Scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg Releases List of McKinsey Clients

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After weeks of scrutiny over his work at consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a list of nine clients that he worked for while employed there.

The South Bend, Ind., mayor released the list one day after McKinsey said it would release him from the nondisclosure agreement he signed while working there. McKinsey was Buttigieg’s first post-college employer.

The list of clients Buttigieg released includes: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, Best Buy, the National Resources Defense Council, Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, The Energy Foundation, the U.S. Defense Department, and the U.S. Postal Service.

In a statement, Buttigieg said his decision to release the list of clients was in line with his values.

“Now, voters can see for themselves that my work amounted to mostly research and analysis. They can also see that I value both transparency and keeping my word,” he said. “Neither of these qualities are something we see coming out of Washington, especially from this White House. It’s time for that to change.

Buttigieg had been under intense pressure in recent days to disclose the clients that he worked for at McKinsey, open his fundraisers to reporters and to provide more information about the people raising money for his presidential campaign.

McKinsey has faced scrutiny after the The New York Times/ProPublica recently reported that McKinsey helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement find “detention savings opportunities,” and that internal staff opposed some of the firm’s work.

As Buttigieg has risen to the top of the polls in Iowa, he has become a more frequent target of fellow Democrats, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been challenging Buttigieg on the issue of transparency.

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Jersey City Shooting Live Updates: 6 Killed, Including an Officer

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A firefight between police officers and two suspected gunmen in a Jersey City, N.J., neighborhood broke out on Tuesday. At least six people were killed, including an officer, the suspects and three people in a store.

[gunshots] Mayor: We can confirm there’s multiple deceased inside the building and two officers were shot. One recently gave his life and was pronounced at the Jersey City Medical Center, and the second officer was shot in the shoulder and he should recover. And then two other officers are receiving medical treatment due to shrapnel.

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A firefight between police officers and two suspected gunmen in a Jersey City, N.J., neighborhood broke out on Tuesday. At least six people were killed, including an officer, the suspects and three people in a store.CreditCredit…Bryan Anselm for The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know:

Six people, including one police officer, were killed in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday in a series of gunfights that brought destruction to a kosher market and made a residential area feel like a war zone.

The dead included three people in the market as well as two suspected shooters, officials said. The slain police officer, Detective Joseph Seals, was a longtime veteran with the Jersey City Police Department, according to Chief Mike Kelly.

Officials believe the shooting began when the detective approached one of the gunmen at a nearby cemetery in connection with a homicide investigation and was shot dead, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The gunmen then fled in a truck and eventually ended up at the kosher market, where they opened fire on police officers and civilians, officials said. For much of the next hour, residents nearby — and blocks away — could hear rapid bursts of gunfire echoing off the low buildings.

Investigators believe that the store was chosen randomly and that the incident was not a hate crime. There was “no indication of terrorism,” an official said at a news conference.

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Police officers took cover from gunfire on Tuesday afternoon as they responded to reports of an active shooter in Jersey City, N.J.Credit…Bryan Anselm for The New York Times

Officials received calls about a shooting at the market around 12:30 p.m., according to Chief Kelly. At the same time, the police learned that Detective Seals had been shot at Bay View Cemetery, roughly a mile away.

Chief Kelly said the officers who responded at the kosher market were met with “high-powered rifle fire. The loud exchanges of gunfire rang out in the nearby area of Jersey City, which is across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan.

Helicopters circled overhead as police officers swarmed the streets. They aimed handguns and long guns in every direction as they traveled down the street in formations, knocking on doors and ushering residents and business owners to safety.

Two officers, Ray Sanchez and Mariela Fernandez, were hit in the gun battle, one in the shoulder and the other in the body, Chief Kelly said. Both of them had been released from the hospital by Tuesday night.

Officers were also investigating a stolen U-Haul vehicle that they believed was connected to the shooters, Chief Kelly said. Bomb squads examined the vehicle.

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The shootout and police siege plunged the Greenville neighborhood of gentrifying Jersey City — the second most-populous city in New Jersey, with a quarter of a million residents — into chaos, fear and confusion.

Chesky Deutsch, a Hasidic Jew and a community activist who spoke with a shooting victim by phone, said the man was in his 20s and suffered three gunshot wounds.

Mr. Deutsch said the victim did not have a clear memory of what had happened.

The victim lives in Brooklyn and had been shopping at the store when the gunfight broke out.

Next door to the supermarket is a small synagogue and yeshiva, Mr. Deutsch said, adding that up to 100 children, ranging in age from about seven to 12, had been trapped at the yeshiva.

Detective Joseph Seals

Detective Seals had been a police officer for 15 years, rising through the ranks in Jersey City’s busy South District, according to Chief Kelly.

His most recent assignment was to a citywide Cease Fire unit, which concentrates on reducing shootings and making gun arrests in Jersey City.

“He was our leading police officer in removing guns from the street,” Chief Kelly said. “Dozens of dozens of handguns he is responsible for removing from the street.”

Detective Seals was promoted in November 2017 and had been previously commended with his partner for saving a woman from a sexual assault on Christmas Eve in 2008.

The two officers climbed a fire escape and surprised the 23-year-old attacker, who was arrested and charged with criminal sexual contact and burglary.

The authorities believe Detective Seals was working to investigate a gun crime when he came across the shooters at the cemetery.

Chief Kelly said it was thought the detective “was killed while trying to interdict these bad guys.”

On Tuesday night, more than a dozen, somber police officers stood guard outside Jersey City Medical Center. At one point, three plainclothes officers hugged a woman who stood sobbing amid the glow of red and blue police lights.

At around 5 p.m., dozens of officers saluted outside the emergency room as a body covered in a white sheet was carried to a hearse and a small group of Hasidic Jews followed behind.

“There are days that require us to stop and think what it means to put on a uniform,” said Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey. “And God knows this is one of those days.”

He added that if it were not for the police who confronted the gunmen “we shudder to think how much worse it could have been.”

Residents who had been cleared from their homes and stores watched anxiously from behind a barricade as SWAT teams, bomb squads and heavily armed officers overtook their neighborhoods.

As they stood at street corners, waiting for word that it would be safe to return, they described a tense standoff punctuated with exchanges of gunfire that did not stop until just before 2 p.m.

“I heard this constant shooting, and it kept going on for about 15 minutes,” said Willy McDonald, 67.

By the time he came outside, there were cops everywhere. “There had to be at least 8 of them.”

“This is one of the biggest gunfights I’ve seen in a while,” Mr. McDonald said. “And I’ve been in Vietnam.”

One frustrated resident, Corey McCloed, 39, said it was like the city was under siege.

The center of the chaotic scene, the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket, caters to a small, but growing, number of about 100 Hasidic families who have moved to Jersey City in recent years from the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The families, many of whom belong to the ultra-Orthodox Satmar sect, have created a budding community in the Greenville neighborhood, a residential area with dense blocks that include a Catholic school, a Pentecostal church and a Dominican restaurant.

The kosher market’s opening three years ago signaled that the community was putting down roots in what remains a largely African-American part of Jersey City.

Rabbi Moshe Schapiro, of the Chabad of Hoboken and Jersey City, said the store was “a grocery that is very popular with the local Jewish community” and had “a deli counter that has nice sandwiches.”

Sacred Heart School, a Catholic elementary school across the street from the scene of the shooting, was placed on lockdown during the attack, a spokeswoman said. The students there were not harmed.

Twelve public schools in the vicinity of the shooting were also shut down and on lockdown, according to the superintendent of Jersey City Public Schools, Frank Walker.

Schools in neighboring Bayonne, N.J., were ordered to shelter in place as a result of the police activity.

Corey Kilgannon, Kwame Opam, Sharon Otterman, Edgar Sandoval, Ed Shanahan, Ashley Southall and Tracey Tully contributed reporting. Susan Beachy contributed reporting.

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Facing Scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg Releases List of McKinsey Clients

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After weeks of scrutiny over his work at consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a list of nine clients that he worked for while employed there.

The South Bend, Ind., mayor released the list one day after McKinsey said it would release him from the nondisclosure agreement he signed while working there. McKinsey was Buttigieg’s first post-college employer.

The list of clients Buttigieg released includes: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, Best Buy, the National Resources Defense Council, Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, The Energy Foundation, the U.S. Defense Department, and the U.S. Postal Service.

In a statement, Buttigieg said his decision to release the list of clients was in line with his values.

“Now, voters can see for themselves that my work amounted to mostly research and analysis. They can also see that I value both transparency and keeping my word,” he said. “Neither of these qualities are something we see coming out of Washington, especially from this White House. It’s time for that to change.

Buttigieg had been under intense pressure in recent days to disclose the clients that he worked for at McKinsey, open his fundraisers to reporters and to provide more information about the people raising money for his presidential campaign.

McKinsey has faced scrutiny after the The New York Times/ProPublica recently reported that McKinsey helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement find “detention savings opportunities,” and that internal staff opposed some of the firm’s work.

As Buttigieg has risen to the top of the polls in Iowa, he has become a more frequent target of fellow Democrats, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been challenging Buttigieg on the issue of transparency.

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Gutfeld on the articles of impeachment

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Accusations against President Trump in the Democratic drive to impeach him are so vague that they can mean anything – and nothing. Which is the point.

After all, when there’s no crime, you’ve to leave it to the imagination. And boy, is this “open to interpretation.” It’s like a Rorschach test for the blind. Which suits the media perfectly.

Remember how this process was reverse-engineered. It wasn’t “Here’s a crime, let’s impeach.” It was “Let’s impeach and hope we find the crime.”

JASON CHAFFETZ: THE DAMAGE JAMES COMEY DID TO OUR COUNTRY, THE DRAMA AND EXPENSE IS TRULY BREATHTAKING

It’s the holiday reboot of “Let’s pass the bill to see what’s in it,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s last big hit.

What a flop. It was worse than “Angry Birds 2.”

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Yet, we still had to carry the farce, despite the clowns who joked about Barron Trump and played dishonestly edited clips of President Trump. While the press tortured viewers by pretending it mattered, one question remained: Why didn’t Republicans just bolt?

After all, we all knew it was just a stupid skit designed to make Democrats feel good, since they’re immune to feeling stupid. The rest of us are left with what cops call “the mess.”

When thieves break into a house and find zilch, the only thing left to do is trash the place. Hence the amorphous abuse of power in one article of impeachment, which anyone can now use on the Democrats. And they should.

I mean, when you move forward with a three-year witch trial, knowing the only support will be partisan and therefore doomed to fail, while boasting that you’ll keep doing it forever – isn’t that abuse of power? It’s certainly an abuse of America’s patience, institutions, trust and cohesion.

Which makes it another media-assisted hoax.

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“Collusion,” Covington Catholic, Brett Kavanaugh. Now this.

If you want to find the lie, just look where the media points the cameras.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Dec. 10, 2019.

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Concierge convicted of murdering Boston doctors in penthouse

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Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder Tuesday in the case of Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiance, Dr. Richard Field. The two Boston anesthesiologists were found lying dead in their penthouse apartment in handcuffs, with their throats slit, in May 2017.

Teixeria initially claimed he was in the building because he was having an affair with Bolanos. He said Field came home and snapped into a jealous rage before killing Bolanos, after discovering the two had been cheating behind his back. Teixeria then killed Field in self-defense, he claimed.

Prosecutors refuted this theory and accused Teixeria of using his knowledge as a former concierge in the building, to track the couple’s movements and gain entry into their apartment.

Jurors sided with the prosecution and delivered a prompt guilty verdict, the day after they had begun deliberations. The jury also found Teixeria guilty of home invasion, armed robbery and kidnapping, according to The Boston Globe.

SUSPECT IN BOSTON DOUBLE MURDER CLAIMS HE HAD AFFAIR WITH ONE OF THE VICTIMS

Field had arrived home an hour and a half after his fiancee and sent a text message to a friend saying there was a “gunman in the house,” but was unable to call for help in time.

After police arrived, they opened fire on Teixeria, who was wounded in the hand, leg and abdomen before being taken into custody. When he was interviewed the next day, Teixeria claimed he was involved in a two-month-long affair with Bolanos, and alleged that she was being physically abused by Field.

Local reports said Teixeira told police he was wearing gloves because he was cold, and that he had about $850 to $900 in cash on him because he was homeless and staying at a shelter.

On Thursday, medical examiner Dr. Richard Atkinson testified that the blood of the victims was found on several pieces of evidence and said Field was stabbed on the right side of his neck, while Bolanos had 24 sharp-force injuries on her neck and jugular vein.

Teixeria also had two bizarre outbursts in court on Tuesday, which caused him to be physically removed. He first threatened the prosector’s wife before he was escorted out. Then, upon his return, he shouted out a second time about the death of his victim. “Want to know his last words?” he yelled, referring to Dr. Field.

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“Teixeira yelled, ‘want to know his last words?’ apparently referring to the slaying of Dr Field,” reporter Shelly Murphy tweeted. “A dozen officers hauled him away. The doctor’s family is sobbing. Recess now, we are waiting for jury to arrive with verdict.”

Teixeria is reportedly scheduled to be sentenced on Friday in Suffolk Superior Court.

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Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall

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Signs Point to China Tariff Delay, but Decision Rests With Trump

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New tariffs on over $100 billion of Chinese goods are due to take effect on Sunday, but the Trump administration is sending mixed signals on delaying them as the United States and China keep haggling over a trade deal.

American officials have recently hinted in public remarks that President Trump could pause the new tariffs, which, if imposed, would expand American taxes to nearly every product imported from China. While many American officials are eager to avoid the tariffs, people with knowledge of the deliberations said that no decision had been made and that the president could go either way when he meets with advisers this week.

The United States and China announced in mid-October that they had reached a so-called Phase 1 trade agreement that would allow Chinese purchases of American agricultural goods to resume while the United States would cancel additional tariffs scheduled for Oct. 15. American officials said that future tariff increases could also be avoided if the pact were signed.

Since then, negotiators have continued to grapple over the deal’s terms. The two sides remain divided over how many of Mr. Trump’s tariffs will be canceled in return for China’s trade concessions, and over the terms that will govern Chinese purchases of tens of billions of dollars of American agricultural products.

A completed deal appears unlikely before Mr. Trump’s next scheduled tariff increase, set for 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 15. The move would place a 10 percent tariff on $160 billion of products, including toys, smartphones and other electronics, weighing on consumers and potentially turning into a political liability for a president headed into a re-election campaign. Business groups are worried about further levies.

“We’re still in a high-stakes poker game,” said Myron Brilliant, the executive vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“Having another round of tariffs would be a poison pill in the context of the current U.S.-China negotiations, and in the context of the global economy,” Mr. Brilliant added. “We hope both sides understand the urgency of getting an agreement finalized as soon as possible.”

If Mr. Trump delays those tariffs to allow more time for negotiations, it would be the fifth time this year that he has delayed or canceled tariffs. That could prompt criticism that China is taking advantage of the negotiating process.

With pressure growing, administration officials have weighed a variety of options. Michael Pillsbury, a Hudson Institute scholar who advises Mr. Trump, drafted a memo that has been circulated to the White House outlining possible actions.

The memo, which was reviewed by The New York Times, included options like extending the deadline with a commitment to hold additional talks. A more aggressive approach would entail Mr. Trump ratcheting tariff rates higher, perhaps beyond 50 percent, and refusing to soften on any of his original demands.

The significant progress this week on moving Mr. Trump’s revised North American trade deal toward a vote in Congress appears to have further slowed progress toward a resolution by diverting the administration’s attention away from China.

As the deadline nears, the December tariffs’ fate has grown particularly cloudy. Some say that China has tried to appeal to Mr. Trump’s desire to see more farm purchases by offering a waiver on tariffs it had placed on American soybeans, a move that prompted Chinese companies to make large bulk purchases of American goods.

Sonny Perdue, the agriculture secretary, said this week during a trip to Indiana that he did not expect the new tariffs would be imposed.

“I think we may see some backing away,” Mr. Perdue said, according to Bloomberg News. “I don’t think the president wants to implement these new tariffs but there’s got to be some movement on their part to encourage him not to do that and hopefully the signal that they sent over soy and pork reduction might be that signal.”

Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the two sides were in constant contact and that an agreement should not be sidetracked by an “arbitrary” deadline.

But other officials were careful not to lift the threat just yet.

“Those tariffs are still on the table,” Larry Kudlow, the chairman of the National Economic Council, said at a WSJ CEO Council event on Tuesday, adding that he did not want to sound pessimistic about a deal.

Speaking at the same gathering on Monday, Jared Kushner, a close adviser to the president, said that he did not know what decision Mr. Trump would make but that the talks were “heading in a good direction.” Mr. Kushner has recently taken a more prominent role in the talks, offering to try to find common ground between the Chinese negotiators and his father-in-law.

Since Mr. Trump announced that he reached a deal in October, China has pushed for the United States to roll back tariffs it has placed on $360 billion worth of goods. Negotiations have centered on whether the United States would lift the tariffs it has imposed since September, or whether it might slash the overall rate for all or some of the tariffs in effect — for example reducing the existing tax on China by half.

Critics have said that the Phase 1 deal may only temporarily calm relations since it would do little to address America’s longer-term concerns about China’s economic practices.

The preliminary deal promises to lock in Chinese purchases of American agriculture goods, open Chinese financial markets to American companies and strengthen China’s protections for intellectual property. But analysts say it appears to secure only limited protections against China’s practices of coercing technology away from the United States, and does nothing to stop China’s pattern of heavily subsidizing its industries.

In a series of interviews in Beijing on Tuesday, people familiar with China’s trade policies said that the Chinese government had discernibly hardened its negotiating positions since Mr. Trump and Vice Premier Liu He reached their agreement in October.

The Phase 1 agreement attracted criticism from the more nationalistic wing of the Chinese government because it called for Beijing to resume buying American farm goods in exchange for the United States not raising tariffs further, but without any American pledge to roll back some of the tariffs already imposed. Any tariff cuts were left for later phases, an arrangement that was assailed in China as too favorable to the United States.

Since early November, Chinese negotiators have demanded that a Phase 1 deal include some tariff relief.

“They believe this will make the deal equal — otherwise it will be one-sided,” said Professor Tu Xinquan, the executive dean of the China Institute for WTO Studies at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. The trade ministry founded the university and retains close links to it.

Deferring rollbacks to a Phase 2 or subsequent agreement is being resisted by Chinese negotiators, Mr. Tu said, adding that, “they want every agreement to be equal.”

But China has been wary of offering further concessions to offset a tariff rollback. That has stymied negotiators at least temporarily.

American officials say that they are still waiting for China to signal its willingness to make the necessary concessions to seal a deal.

Clete Willems, a partner at Akin Gump who left the White House this year, said China appeared to be taking actions, like the soybean purchases, to persuade the administration to delay the tariffs as both sides work toward a deal.

“The president has a decision to make,” Mr. Willems said, “and realistically he could still go both ways.”

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Pete Buttigieg Releases Names Of His McKinsey Clients

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg has released the names of the clients he worked with during his time at the controversial consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

The disclosure comes a day after McKinsey said it was releasing Buttigieg from a confidentiality agreement that the South Bend, Indiana, mayor had previously pointed to as his reason for withholding the names of his former clients.

Here’s the list his campaign released:

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The clients he named are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Loblaw’s, Best Buy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Energy Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service.

He also said he worked for “other nonprofit environmental groups, and several utility companies,” but gave no more details on those.

“Now, voters can see for themselves that my work amounted to mostly research and analysis,” he said in a statement. “They can also see that I value both transparency and keeping my word.”

He first revealed the list in an interview with The Atlantic.

“We recognize the unique circumstances presented by a presidential campaign,” a McKinsey spokesperson said in a statement on Monday, according to Politico. “After receiving permission from the relevant clients, we have informed Mr. Buttigieg that he may disclose the identity of the clients he served while at McKinsey from 2007 to 2010.”

Buttigieg offered an overview of his work at McKinsey last week and called on the firm release him from the nondisclosure agreement.

As his presidential campaign has taken off, Buttigieg’s work at McKinsey has come under scrutiny. The consulting firm employs nearly 30,000 employees spread across the globe and has become infamous for taking on ethically questionable projects, such as advising authoritarian regimes.

Several media reports in recent weeks have uncovered new disclosures about McKinsey’s work on behalf of President Donald Trump’s massive deportation efforts. The firm advised the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to save money by cutting spending on food, supervision and medical care to immigrants. Buttigieg’s former employer also helped ICE develop a plan to accelerate deportation proceedings.

Buttigieg has said his focus at McKinsey ranged from dealing with consumer goods to government contracts. In 2009, he visited Afghanistan and Iraq on behalf of the U.S. government for a project focused on employment in those countries.

“I never worked on a project inconsistent with my values, and if asked to do so, I would have left the firm rather than participate,” he said.

Here is the timeline Buttigieg shared, which describes the type of work he did at McKinsey:

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HuffPost A timeline of Pete Buttigieg’s work at McKinsey.

This story has been updated with Buttegieg comment. Lydia O’Connor contributed reporting.

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Philip McKeon, ‘Alice’ child star, dead at 55

Philip McKeon, best known for playing Tommy Hyatt on “Alice,” has died. He was 55.

The actor died in Texas on Tuesday after a long battle with illness, McKeon’s spokesman Jeff Ballard told People magazine.

“We are all beyond heartbroken and devastated over Phil’s passing,” said Ballard in a statement to the outlet. “His wonderful sense of humor, kindness and loyalty will be remembered by all who crossed his path in life.”

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McKeon starred in “Alice” from 1976 to 1985 alongside Linda Lavin. The show won eight Golden Globes, and was based on Martin Scorsese‘s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”

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“Alice” cast from left to right: Polly Holliday as Flo, Vic Tayback as Mel, Philip McKeon Tommy, Linda Lavin as Alice and Beth Howland as Vera Louise. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

McKeon is survived by his sister Nancy McKeon, who starred in “The Facts of Life.”

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After “Alice” ended, McKeon went on to star in a handful of other projects. His last on-screen appearance was 1994’s “Ghoulies IV.” He also directed a film and produced several others, including “Teresa’s Tattoo,” which starred his sister.

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Philip McKeon attends Chiller Theatre Expo Spring 2018 at Hilton Parsippany on April 28, 2018 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

McKeon later worked in the news industry and hosted a radio show in Wimberly, Texas, close to his family.

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Fox News reached out to McKeon’s reps.

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New Statue Unveiled In Response To Richmond’s Confederate Monuments

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Kehinde Wiley’s statue, “Rumors of War,” seen at New York’s Times Square in late September. The work was unveiled Tuesday in Richmond as a permanent installation.

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In Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War, towering monuments to Confederate leaders stand in the middle of the city. One statue depicts cavalry commander Gen. J.E.B. Stuart sitting upon a muscular horse, striking a heroic pose.

About a mile away, a similar bronze sculpture has been installed, but instead of a Confederate general, it portrays a black man with dreads, wearing a hoodie and Nikes.

The statue called “Rumors of War” was built by Kehinde Wiley, widely known for painting the official portrait of President Barack Obama. After spending several weeks on display in Times Square, Wiley officially unveiled the three-story-tall statue Tuesday at its permanent home in front of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

“It is monumental and not just a figure of speech, it is truly monumental, in terms of its ability to be a seismic shift in how we perceive and how we understand ourselves as people living here,” Valerie Cassel Oliver, the museum’s curator of modern and contemporary art, told NPR’s Newscast Unit.

The museum wrote the new sculpture “commemorates African American youth lost to the social and political battles being waged throughout our nation.”

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Richmond has a long history of coming to terms with its Confederate past. In an attempt to tell a more comprehensive story, officials have authorized several changes, including renaming a school and some streets.

Several Confederate statues still stand near the city center. In these monuments Wiley found inspiration to reflect the country’s discussion on race, history and inequality.

“In these toxic times art can help us transform and give us a sense of purpose,” Wiley said. “This story begins with my seeing the Confederate monuments. What does it feel like if you are black and walking beneath this? We come from a beautiful, fractured situation. Let’s take these fractured pieces and put them back together.”

Hundreds of people attended the official unveiling, which included remarks by Gov. Ralph Northam and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

Julian Hayter, a historian and associate professor at The University of Richmond, sees Wiley’s installation as a way to push back against narratives about the Confederacy that minimize or deny the role of slavery and racism in the Civil War.

“Many of the institutions that are springing up and the ideas and the artistry that’s, in some ways, emerging to replace this imagery is a direct response to the methodology of the Lost Cause and its gained particular momentum in the last several years with the rise of white supremacy in the 21st century,” Hayter told NPR.

Richmond is just one of many communities contemplating its relationship with Confederate monuments. Earlier this year, a Virginia judge blocked efforts to take down a Charlottesville statue of Robert E. Lee. Some officials, barred from removing monuments, are instead choosing to add plaques alongside the statues that discuss the historical context of their subjects.

In 2018, protesters tore down a Confederate monument known as Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Activists’ celebrations turned into outrage as they found out the university was paying the state chapter of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans $2.5 million to preserve it.

Paolo Zialcita is an intern on NPR’s News Desk.

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