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Canadian actress jailed for stalking Alec Baldwin

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A New York judge on Thursday found a Canadian actress guilty of stalking and harassing US movie star Alec Baldwin, and of contempt, sentencing her to 210 days in jail.

Genevieve Sabourin relentlessly pursued Baldwin and terrified his young wife Hilaria, Judge Thomas Mandelbaum told the court, finding her guilty on five counts.

Sabourin denied the charges, saying she had “done nothing wrong” and was looking only for closure after a romantic relationship with Baldwin in 2010.

Baldwin denied their relationship was sexual and accused her of bombarding him with hundreds of unwanted phone calls and emails and of sending “vile” Twitter messages to his wife.

The judge said that irrespective of the circumstances of her relationship with Baldwin she had no right to pursue contact with the star that she knew to be unwelcome.

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She subjected the A-lister to a “relentless and escalating campaign of threats” that “served to harass, annoy and alarm Mr Baldwin” and “terrorized his wife,” the judge said.

He said Sabourin had showed “utter lack of respect for the law” and a basic unwillingness to accept that the rules of civil society applied to her as well as to everyone else.

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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe

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On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

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Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper A$AP Rocky

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US President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.

Trump tweeted that he had spoken with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who he said gave assurances that the singer would be treated fairly.

"Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative," Trump wrote.

There is no system of bail in Sweden.

Trump said he and Lofven had agreed to speak again over the next 48 hours.

Fans, fellow artists and US Congress members have campaigned for the 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, to be freed since his arrest on July 3 following the fight on June 30.

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The best Civil War movie ever made finally gets its due

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On Sunday and on July 24, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events are presenting big-screen showings in theaters nationwide of “Glory,” in honor of the 30-year anniversary of its release. The greatest movie ever made about the American Civil War, “Glory” was the first and, with the exception of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” the only film that eschewed romanticism to reveal what the war was really about.

The story is told through the eyes of one of the first regiments of African American soldiers. Almost from the time the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., the issue of black soldiers in the Union army was hotly debated. On Jan. 1, 1863, as the country faced the third year of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, rapidly accelerating the process of putting black men into federal blue.

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