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Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95: report

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Stan Lee, the legendary creator of some of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters, has died at the age of 95, TMZ reports.

According to TMZ, an ambulance “rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,” where he passed away shortly afterward. Lee had suffered from numerous health problems over the last year, including pneumonia.

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Lee, a longtime writer for several Marvel series, was responsible for co-creating Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, among many others.

As Marvel has grown into a movie powerhouse over the past two decades, Lee has made multiple cameos in Marvel movies.

Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee, paid tribute to her father in an interview with TMZ.

“My father loved all of his fans,” she said. “He was the greatest, most decent man.”


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California cop shoots through his own windshield to kill suspect on his knees — after mistaking his hammer for a gun

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A police shooting in the California city of Vallejo has a community on edge, according to a report from NBC Bay Area.

Sean Monterrosa, 22, was kneeling when a Vallejo police officer shot and killed him. The shooting happened while police were trying to stop looters from invading a local Walmart.

"This individual appeared to be running toward the black sedan, but suddenly stopped, taking a kneeling position, and placing his hands above his waist, revealing what appeared to be the butt of a handgun," Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said.

But Monterrosa was carrying a hammer, not a gun.

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‘Party of Lincoln is dead, dead, dead’: Ex-House Republican lawyer says it’s time to give up on ‘hopeless’ GOP

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Former House Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel Sophia Nelson this week published a scathing column about her former party in which she encouraged Americans to simply give up hope that it will ever properly serve as a check on President Donald Trump.

In her latest Daily Beast column, Nelson called the GOP "hopeless" and declared that "the party of Lincoln is dead, dead, dead" after so many of its members stayed silent in the wake of Trump's widely panned photo-op stunt at St. John's Church in Washington D.C.

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Pulitzer-winning historian issues dark warning about Trump’s GOP

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum fears President Donald Trump and his Republican allies might complete their authoritarian transformation by stealing November's election.

Applebaum appeared Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss her latest column for The Atlantic, where she warns that Republicans have been complicit in Trump gathering authoritarian powers over democratic institutions -- and they may soon finalize that process.

"What would come next?" Applebaum said. "In a lot of liberalizing countries or countries that cease to be democracies, what comes next is the attempt to steal an election, and what I hope all Americans will be focused on over the next several months is will Trump and will the Republican Party collaborate in an attempt to steal this election?"

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