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Friday September 13rd, 2019 morning edition

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Rooster Teeth, for the first time in its 16-year history, has made a broad cutback in its workforce — laying off 13% of its employees, or about 50 staffers.

The layoffs at Rooster Teeth, the sci-fi, gaming and fandom division of WarnerMedia’s Otter Media, were confirmed by the company Thursday.

The Rooster Teeth spokesperson declined to say whether senior-level execs were let go as part of the layoffs.

At the time, sources said the brunt of those cutbacks affected Fullscreen and that the teams at Ellation (including Rooster Teeth) were unaffected.

Rooster Teeth counts over 45 million subscribers across its YouTube channels and 3 million registered community members on

Today has been a tough day at Rooster Teeth, and is unlike any other moment of organizational change we have experienced together.

We’re thankful for the passion and creativity that they brought to Rooster Teeth, and grateful for the friendships we’ve formed. »

Milla Jovovich's 'Resident Evil' Stunt Double Sues Producers Over "Horrific" On-Set Injury

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Olivia Jackson, who performed stunts for Milla Jovovich's character, Alice, says the September 2015 crash was the result of producers "elevating financial considerations over safety.".

She says producers had misled her into believing that their insurance would cover any injuries sustained during filming and resulting losses, but it only paid out $33,000.

"She had already secured the role of stunt double for a leading cast member in Wonder Woman, and didn't need the work.". »

California bans private prisons – including Ice detention centers

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Currently, one company, the Geo Group, operates four private prisons in California under contract with the California department of corrections and rehabilitation.

But in June, Bonta amended the bill to apply to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s four major California detention centers.

Two of Ice’s largest immigrant detention centers in California are operated by the Geo Group through complicated contracts that use cities as middlemen. »

Israel Allegedly Installed Stingray Devices Around D.C. to Spy on President Trump

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Israel was allegedly behind the Stingray spy devices discovered around Washington, D.C. in 2017, according to an explosive new report from Politico, which notes that they were primarily intended to spy on President Donald Trump and his associates.

Stingrays are briefcase-sized electronics that spy on cellphones by mimicking cell towers, tricking smartphones into giving the Stingray installer a lot of information.

It’d almost be reassuring if the IRS, rather than Israel, had deployed the Stingray devices near the White House, given President Trump’s likely tax fraud on numerous occasions. »