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Sunday July 11st, 2021 night edition

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Jason Bourne star Matt Damon turned down the lead role of James Cameron’s sci-fi film Avatar due to scheduling conflicts and passed on a staggering amount of money.

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During his Cannes Film Festival masterclass, Damon discussed declining Cameron’s offer to play the lead role in the 2009 blockbuster despite the generous money offer he would have received.

“I was offered a little movie called Avatar, James Cameron offered me 10% of it,” says Damon.

“I will go down in history… you will never meet an actor who turned down more money.”.

The role was eventually offered to Sam Worthington, however, he did not receive 10% of the film’s profits.

Damon has been in a plethora of films including The Martian, Elysium, Interstellar, and Good Will Hunting. »

Biden’s executive order puts net neutrality back in the spotlight

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The prior administration’s FCC and FTC rolled back Obama-era rules in those areas, and now there is a clear agenda to restore them.

(i) adopting through appropriate rulemaking “Net Neutrality” rules similar to those previously adopted under title II of the Communications Act of 1934 (Public Law 73-416, 48 Stat.

The FCC has also been asked to start the process of requiring ISPs to regularly report their prices to the FCC to help “improve price transparency and market functioning.” »

Lawyers for Breonna Taylor's family sue police over existence of body camera footage

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The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court, claims police are withholding public records that would show whether there is additional body camera footage that could provide more details about the night Taylor was killed by police.

Police body camera footage taken at the scene after the shooting has been released by authorities.

The lawsuit filed by an attorney for Taylor's family is requesting that a judge order the Louisville Metro Police Department to release body camera information under Kentucky's Open Records Act. »

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill banning critical race theory from schools, state agencies

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Meanwhile, House Bill 2035 calls for curriculum transparency, so that parents can weigh in on topics such as sex education.

In Twitter posts Friday, Ducey thanked Arizona state lawmakers – including state Reps. Michelle Udall and Gail Griffin and state Sens.

"It’s great to see that @dougducey signed legislation into law to stop Critical Race Theory from infiltrating our schools and government entities!" »

D.C. Circuit overturns FDA ban on shock device for disabled students

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Circuit found that the ban was a regulation of the practice of medicine, which is beyond the FDA's authority.

The agency announced the ban on the use of electric shock devices to treat aggressive or self-harming behavior last March.

Circuit weighs ban on electric shock device for developmentally disabled patients. »