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‘Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’ takes a nostalgic tour of ‘Star Wars’ history

The 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special” has become the stuff of legend for how notoriously, epically bad it was, which provides some indication that “The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special” — with that title alone — knows precisely what it’s doing. The resulting animated hour delivers a clever romp through “Star Wars” history, smartly snapped together and wrapped in a bright, colorful bow.

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The Lincoln Project's newest ad takes aim at Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter

The Lincoln Project's newest ad takes aim at Trump's mocking of a disabled reporterReleased right before the start of the final night of the Republican National Convention, the Lincoln Project's latest ad, "Decency," calls out President Trump for his mocking of a disabled reporter.The ad begins with footage of the first time Democratic nominee Joe Biden met Brayden Harrington, a 13-year-old from New Hampshire who went on to speak at last week's Democratic National Convention. Harrington's dad told Biden his son wanted to meet him because he has a stutter, and knew that Biden had one as a child. "Don't let it define you," Biden told Harrington, before offering to call him later and tell him what he used to do to deal with his stutter.Biden told Harrington to ignore the "bullies, the kids who make fun," and the ad immediately shifted to showing video of Trump in 2016, mocking a disabled reporter during a rally. Footage from a different rally is then shown, when Trump told the audience to be on the lookout for people wanting to throw tomatoes at him on stage. "Knock the crap out of them, would you?" he said. "Seriously. Just knock the hell, I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise.""It's time for decency," the ad's narrator then intones. "It's time for Joe Biden." Watch the video below. More stories from theweek.com 5 more scathingly funny cartoons about the Republican National Convention Trump doesn't want to see Harris as first woman president, claims people are calling for Ivanka Trump instead McConnell inexplicably claims that Democrats want to tell Americans 'how many hamburgers you can eat'

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Chicago takes down statues of Columbus, plans review of all monuments

Chicago takes down statues of Columbus, plans review of all monuments“This step is about an effort to protect public safety and to preserve a safe space for an inclusive and democratic public dialogue about our city’s symbols,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said in a statement. Protesters for racial equality have targeted Columbus monuments across the United States, challenging heroic portrayals of him in American education that downplay or ignore the explorer’s cruelty toward indigenous people of the Americas.

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Chicago mayor takes hard line fighting coronavirus outbreak

Chicago mayor takes hard line fighting coronavirus outbreakAs large American cities try various strategies to keep people home to limit the coronavirus’s spread, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has balanced a blend of stern — and occasionally scolding — news conferences with lighthearted social media to drive home her point. Lightfoot’s hard-line approach began with an exasperated announcement in March that she was shutting down lakefront trails, adjacent parks and other crowded public spaces after Chicagoans flocked there on a 70-degree weekday. “Your conduct — yours — is posing a direct threat to our public health,” Lightfoot chastised people spotted flouting social distancing orders.

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