Former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo was no Confederate. But it’s open season on his statue.

The statue of the late mayor Frank Rizzo stands covered in raw eggs outside in Philadelphia on Aug. 16. (Matt Slocum/AP)

After a Confederate statue was torn down in Durham, N.C., this week and others were pulled from their pedestals in Baltimore, civil rights advocates in Philadelphia asked: Why …
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Essential Phone review

Even though it was announced less than three months ago at the Code Conference, there’s already enough mythology surrounding the Essential Phone to fill a book. It comes from a brand-new billion-dollar startup led by the person who helped create Android itself, Andy Rubin. That origin binds it up wi …
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‘Logan Lucky’: The Six Things You Need to Make a Perfect Heist Film

Head to the movies this weekend to see Logan Lucky, and you’ll see more than Steven Soderbergh ending his moviemaking retirement phase and returning to the big screen. (You’ve been greatly missed, sir.) You’ll see more than just Channing Tatum and Adam Driver playing down-on-their-luck Southern brot …
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Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run

On Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York, Mr. Trump refused to guarantee Mr. Bannon’s job security but defended him as “not a racist” and “a friend.”

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“We’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon,” Mr. Trump said.

Mr. Bannon’s dismissal followed an Aug. 16 int …
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Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Fires Off $1.7 Million on Thursday Night

Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” has opened with a respectable $1.7 million at 2,600 North American sites on Thursday night.

Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” pulled in $525,000 at previews from Thursday previews.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” an R-rated action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Sa …
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