Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed Thursday during a road rage incident in Terrytown, Louisiana, reports say. “At approximately 2:43 p.m. today we received a call of a shooting that occurred here at Holmes and Behrman Highway,” said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand in a statement. “Our officers arrived on the scene and immediately began giving CPR to an individual who was shot, lying on the ground, with EMS and others assisting at this location.” McKnight was allegedly shot multiple times by Ronald Gasser, 54, who never left the crime scene and is currently in police custody. Fans and sports commentators took to social media to express their condolences. “RIP my brother Joe McKnight this one hurts bad,” posted NFL player Reggie Bush. McKnight’s former team, the New York Jets, posted, “Rest in peace, Joe McKnight. Our thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones.” McKnight, a native of Kenner, Louisiana, was 28. Read more.
Just One-Fourth Of Americans Want Obamacare Repealed
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to repeal Obamacare fails to reflect what Americans want. According to a recent survey released by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, only one-fourth of Americans believe that it should be fully rescinded. A number of those who want the Affordable Care Act to be repealed say other options should be created before it is dismantled. The study also shows that 19 percent of Americans want Trump to “move forward with implementing” the law. Nearly 30 percent of lawmakers want to expand the Affordable Care Act. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has been examining perspectives surrounding the Affordable Care Act since it was implemented in 2010. The survey was conducted between November 15 and November 21. Read more.
Trump & Clinton Teams Clash
The presidential election has ended; however, Donald Trump’s team and Hillary Clinton’s camp are still duking it out. During a conference on Thursday, Clinton and Trump’s campaign managers engaged in a heated discussion about the election. “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did,” said Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri. Palmieri also said that Trump’s campaign provided an avenue for “white supremacists and white nationalists” to spew hate. Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway responded “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?…Are you going to look me in the face and tell me that?” Conway also stated that Clinton may have come up short in the election because she couldn’t garner the support of White working class voters. The conference, which was organized by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, brought together key players from the 2016 Republican and Democratic campaigns as well as editors and reporters. Read more.
Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, and Meagan Good to Star in New Lifetime Movie
Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Meagan Good, and Kellee Stewart will star in a new Lifetime original movie titled Love By the 10th Date. The movie is about a group of friends who try to navigate the dating scene in Los Angeles. Other actors featured in the romantic comedy include Brandon T. Jackson, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Cat Deeley. Love By the 10th Date was created under SilverScreen Pictures Inc. and was executive produced by Nzingha Stewart, Wendy Finerman, and Lisa Zupan. Meagan Good, Kyle Clark and Lina Wong also served as producers. The movie is slated to make its debut on January 28 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime. Read more.
Kanye West Released From Hospital
A week after canceling his tour and being admitted into UCLA Medical Center, rapper Kanye West has been released from the hospital. West was taken to the hospital on November 21 after police officials responded to a call at his home. According to a source, he was battling “mental exhaustion.” Prior to being checked into the hospital, West went on rants about Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Hillary Clinton during his Saint Pablo Tour. During a November 19 performance in Sacramento, California, he ended his show after being on stage for 30 minutes. Although West is headed home, he will still undergo mental health treatment. Many people believe that his meltdown was related to the anniversary of his mother Donda West’s death which was on November 10. Read more.
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