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ICYMI: Pursuit Suspect Totally Shreds At A Skate Park

War giraffe in the Arts District (Photo by Howard F. via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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  • Actor Ron Glass, who played Detective Ron Harris in Barney Miller, has died. He was 71.
  • A pursuit suspect had his getaway end on Friday when he crashed into a tree in an Anaheim skate park. Luckily, no bystanders were hurt, but they did get some pretty crazy video.
  • The Golden Horse Awards were Saturday in Taiwan, and Keyframe Daily has the complete list of winners. The awards are considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.
  • Spike Lee sat down with Senator Bernie Sanders and the two of them discussed how to move forward after this election and what to do down the road.
  • By now you've heard the news that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has passed away—but have taken the time to read the Miami Herald obituary? It's a doozy and quite comprehensive.
  • Speaking of which, did you see Canadian's prime minister Justin Trudeau's words on Castro's passing? Oops.
  • And finally—remember Barry Zito? The former Major League lefty, who had quite a pretty curveball, is embarking on the next stage of his career: singer-songwriter:

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