The aftermath of the killing of a black motorist in Minnesota by a police officer late Wednesday night was broadcast on Facebook Live by a passenger in the car. Thirty-two-year-old Philando Castile was shot by an officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital. Protests took place at the governor’s mansion in St. Paul early Thursday. The incident was the second officer-involved shooting of a black man this week to spur outrage, following the killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had a Frozen-themed sparring session on Twitter on Wednesday night after the presumptive Republican nominee used an image of a book cover tied to the Disney film to defend his Saturday tweet many have called anti-semetic. Trump said at a campaign stop last night that his staff should not have deleted the tweet in the first place. He also tried to clarify his earlier comments praising Saddam Hussein.
Do you want to build a strawman? https://t.co/AoeNTJOGpo— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2016
Relativity Media has settled a suit in a bankruptcy court claiming it owed former chief communications officer David Shane $600,000. Shane was fired via email in February and filed the suit two months later, according to the New York Post. He worked at Relativity Media for four years. Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 last July, but exited bankruptcy in March this year.
*This brief was updated July 7 with additional context about the nature of the lawsuit and Relativity Media's business status.
Donald Trump is set to reveal the list of speakers today for this month’s Republican National Convention. The Republican candidate has promised to bring several celebrities into the mix to add a "showbiz" element to the convention. The last two Republican presidents and the previous two general election nominees are not expected to attend.
Parent company 21st Century Fox has begun an internal investigation after former network host Gretchen Carlson sued Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment on Wednesday. Ailes has claimed the suit was filed in retaliation for Carlson’s contract not being renewed. Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy was also named in the suit.