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Wednesday July 1st, 2020 morning edition

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The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved the first step in a plan to replace Los Angeles Police Department officers with community-based, unarmed emergency responders for non-violent calls for service.

"This is the dawn of a new era of public safety in Los Angeles," said council member Herb Wesson, who co-authored the motion.

"The bottom line is that the way things have been going is not working for our communities.

Wesson said he looks forward to working on the project with members of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.

RELATED: Motion seeks to replace LAPD officers with unarmed response teams to handle non-violent calls for service.

FOX 11 has reached out to the LAPD for comment and is waiting to hear back.

It would include diverting nonviolent calls for services, such as neighbor disputes and others from the LAPD to the appropriate non-law-enforcement agencies. »

Nintendo President Apologizes For Joy-Con Trouble

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During a recent financial Q&A, Nintendo finally apologized for issues caused by Joy-Cons but will not comment further due to the current class-action lawsuit.

Last year, a class-action lawsuit was filed with Nintendo accused of not disclosing the defective Joy-Con controls.

“Regarding the Joy-Con, we apologize for any trouble caused to our customers,” said Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa. »

Texas bar owner organizes 'Bar Lives Matter' concert in protest of governor's orders

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A Texas bar owner who is one of several currently suing Gov. Greg Abbott (R) over reimposed restrictions on bars organized a “Bar Lives Matter” concert and protest Sunday.

Tee Allen Parker, owner of The Machine Shed Bar & Grill in Kilgore, about two hours southeast of Dallas, hosted the gathering outside the bar Sunday.

A second protest is planned on the steps of the capitol in Austin Tuesday, according to KLTV, a local ABC affiliate. »

Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers

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Facebook is "aiding and abetting the spread of climate misinformation,” said Robert Brulle, an environmental sociologist at Drexel University.

“They have become the vehicle for climate misinformation, and thus should be held partially responsible for a lack of action on climate change.”.

The piece, co-authored by notorious climate science denier Pat Michaels, was quickly shared more than 2,000 times on Facebook. »

Suspicions of Russian Bounties Were Bolstered by Data on Financial Transfers

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The briefing was mostly carried out by three Trump administration officials: Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. O’Brien and Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff.

Until recently, both Mr. Meadows and Mr. Ratcliffe were Republican congressmen known for being outspoken supporters of Mr. Trump.

The administration officials did not mention anything in the House Republican briefing about intercepted data tracking financial transfers, both of the people familiar with it said. »