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Antonio Brown scored his first touchdown in a Patriots uniform on Sunday. But his life off the field continues to spiral out of control.

A second woman has accused the star wide receiver of misconduct, according to Sports Illustrated.

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Brown was initially accused of misconduct by a woman he knew from college.

Britney Taylor, Brown's former personal trainer, filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the All-Pro wide receiver of raping her on multiple occasions.

Brown vigorously denied the allegations. Then a second accuser came forward.

The woman, who spoke to SI on condition of anonymity, said Brown exposed himself to her when he asked her to come to his house to paint his portrait after they met at a charity softball game in Pittsburgh.

The woman was auctioning off a portrait she'd painted of Brown to benefit the National Youth Foundation, which promotes inclusion and gender equality.

Brown reportedly loved the portrait so much he offered her $700 - more than the $450 winning bid price.

He asked her to come to his home to paint his portrait, and she agreed.

She said after she arrived at his home, Brown emerged from the bathroom wearing nothing but a cloth covering his genitals.

"He was flirty with me but I paid him no mind because I was there on business, plus, I had already seen him with multiple girls in the short time I was with him," the woman said. "I was about 40 percent done on the second day, and I'm on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt a** naked, with a hand cloth covering his (penis) and starts having a conversation with me."

She added: "Unfortunately, I've been tried (by men) a lot of times, so I just kept my cool and kept painting. After that, it all ended abruptly."

She said Brown left for Miami the next day and she never heard from him or his assistants again.

She was paid $2,000 for the parts of the mural that she painted, but the foundation wasn't paid the $700 for the painting.

The woman said she was unbothered at the time and she opted not to press charges.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris debated conservative commentator Candace Owens during a panel at Sean Combs' Revolt Summit in Atlanta over the weekend.

Many say the 39-year-old rapper, was unnecessarily rude to Owens who is a Republican and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

During one tense exchange, T.I. questioned President's Trump infamous campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."

"When you say Make America Great Again, which period are we talking about? The period when women couldn't vote? The period when we were hanging from trees? The crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make great again?!"

Owens' response was cut short by the mostly Democratic crowd.

T.I. pressed Owens to respond: "Which period was America great that we're trying to replicate? Which era was it? Tell me!"

Through the boos, Owens said, "Here's the thing that you guys are forgetting: slavery was all over the world."

Her response brought even more boos from the packed audience.

"I can't answer the question if you're just gonna boo when I say slavery was all over the world, which is a fact. Why are you booing a fact?" she said.

"I wanna like you so bad, because you’re so smart," said T.I. in a condescending tone.

When Owens said she couldn't get her response in, T.I. responded, "You started with some bulls***!" which drew an even bigger reaction from the audience.

Owens checked T.I. for inciting the crowd to score "gotcha moments” for social media.

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"I said I don't like when you go for gotcha moments, like when you're like 'Oh you started with some bulls***.' …When you're trying to just fight people, we all lose when you do something like that. Everybody loses when you go for a gotcha. I know how… if you wanna hype a crowd 'Oh it’s bulls***! It's racism! Get on your feet! F*** this! We gotta do our s***!'"

Afterwards, T.I. posed with Owens for photos. But it is obvious from her body language that Owens doesn't think much of T.I.

Many observers say Owens got the best of T.I., while others say the rapper "destroyed" Owens during the debate.

Watch the video and draw your own conclusions about who "won" the debate.
 

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Drone attacks on an oil field in Saudi Arabia sparked fears of gas stations running dry and long lines similar to the gas shortages in America 4 decades ago.

According to published reports, multiple drones bombed an oil field in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

In response to the attacks, Saudi Arabia shut down half of its oil production - a move that could cause massive outages at gas stations in America.

Saudi defenses were unable to stop the wave of remote-controlled drones that dropped bombs on the oil fields, threatening the global crude oil supply.

Experts say the Saudis should've been prepared for such an attack in this day and age.

"Flying a drone, that puts a new spin on things," security consultant Jeffrey Price told Yahoo News in an email. "It enables attacks that previously weren't able to be conducted with that level of stealth and detachment from the attacker."

"The bottom line is that we are likely to see many more of these sorts of attacks, and in particular, coordinated attacks on multiple targets are likely, possibly in tandem with a cyber attack component," said Milena Rodban, an independent risk consultant, in an email to Yahoo News.

Longer lines than usual formed at gas stations in Atlanta over the weekend, as wary older travelers recalled the nationwide gasoline shortage that crippled major cities and caused civil unrest in the 1970s.

Question: Did you fill up your gas tank this weekend?

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A Texas schools superintendent is under fire for telling a woman to cut her grandson's dreadlocks or put him in a dress for wearing his hair too long.

The unusual demand was made after the school notified the grandmother that her grandson was in violation of the school's dress code.

Randi Woodley and parents of children attending a Texas school say the school board altered the dress code to discriminate against Black children.

"I went to the principal's office, where she explained to me that my grandson's hair was too long," Woodley told KETK.

Woodley said she attended the school board meeting where she addressed the restrictive dress code with Tatum Independent School District's superintendent.

"He told me that I could either cut it, braid it and pin it up or put my grandson in a dress and send him to school and, when prompted, my grandson must say he's a girl," Woodley said.

The school district's policy states: "No ponytails, ducktails, rat-tails, male buns or puffballs are allowed on male students. ALL male hair of any type SHALL NOT extend past the top of a t-shirt collar, as it lays naturally."

But Woodley says the dress code targets Black boys like her grandson who wear dreadlocks past their collars.

Parent Kambry Cox told KETK that her son thinks something is wrong with his dreadlocks.

"With my son's dreadlocks, sometimes they do fall in front of his face, so I felt it would be easier to put his hair up, but then that's a problem," Cox said.

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DeRay McKesson, one of the most vocal activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, called out transracial activist Shaun King (left) for fraudulent fundraising.

McKesson slammed King's recently released fundraising report, in which King attempted to explain where millions of BLM fundraising dollars went.

King, a Caucasian man who claims to be Black, released the report after months of accusations that he spent the cash on lavish vacations and living expenses.

McKesson discredited the report, claiming it was not independent.

In an op-ed for Medium.com titled "On Shaun King," McKesson said King's lack of integrity within the activism community was "so glaring that to be silent is to be complicit."

He specifically focused on King's "fundraising efforts" that usually ends with the money vanishing down a black hole.

"Shaun has followed a uniform pattern over the years, a pattern that has compelled me to speak up, again," he wrote.

"It is important to note that Shaun's journalism has done some good by bringing attention to stories that may have gone under-reported or overlooked. But the person who paints your house before he steals your car has still committed theft."

He continued:

"I tried previously to engage offline to resolve these tensions, but his behaviors did not change. There is a formula that he employs when people ask questions or highlight contradictions: issue an unconditional denial, attack the character of the person asking questions, argue that white supremacists are attacking him or his family, respond only to the least salient of all points raised, then issue a statement akin to an apology."

McKesson notes that King often "bullies and intimidates" Black women - his most vocal critics - to scare them into silence.

McKesson suggests that many of King's Black supporters decline to question the facts because they can't admit they've been duped by a con artist.

"I have seen many people, against their better judgment, defend Shaun. I know because I was once one of those people. We are all apt to defend own decision-making, especially about people. But the love for our people must be greater than the love of any one person. Shaun has continued to thrive because many people cannot believe that they have been duped, used, or taken advantage of."

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A Texas man who claimed he distracted a gunman to save the lives of shoppers at an El Paso Walmart was arrested on his way to a ceremony at the White House.

Chris Grant was shot twice as he shopped for snacks for his children on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people during a shooting rampage.

The 50-year-old spun a tale of heroism and bravery that captured the attention of social media, and even President Trump who invited him to the White House.

Grant was praised and hailed as a hero for trying to save those around him when the shooting began.

He made the rounds of cable news networks including CNN, where his story changed a little each time he told it.

"I saw him popping people off," Grant tearfully told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. "To deter him, I just started chucking bottles. I just started throwing random bottles at him. I'm not a baseball player, so one went this way and on went that way."

Grant said his actions resulted in the gunman targeting him.

He later created a Gofundme page to raise money for his medical bills.

President Trump was impressed with Grant's courage in the face of death.

"Chris grabbed – listen to this – soda bottles and anything else in front of him, and began hurling them at the gunman, distracting him from the other shoppers and causing the shooter to turn toward Chris and fire at Chris, whereby Chris suffered two very serious gunshots,” Trump said.

But police say surveillance video tells a different story. The video shows Grant trying to protect himself - and no one else, police said.

"The video evidence of the scene does not support his assertions," El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told KFOX.

Grant was scheduled to join other "heroes" at a White House ceremony, but he and his family were met by the Secret Service when they arrived in D.C.

Grant was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, Carillo said. He added that the "hero" was actually a "fugitive from justice."

In a statement the Secret Service also confirmed a "White House visitor with an arrest warrant was temporarily detained."

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The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was hit by a car on the side of a highway after Smith pulled over to fix a flat tire on his Lamborghini.

Petara Cordero, 26, died on Wednesday - just two weeks after giving birth to the couple's first child, a baby girl.

Smith and Cordero were involved in a minor car crash after a flat tire caused the Lambo to spin out of control early Wednesday morning.

Smith pulled over to fix the flat tire, and Cordero stepped out of the vehicle on the side of the road.

She was struck and killed by another car after she walked into the opposite lane from the median and into oncoming traffic on the I-90 West in Cleveland, according to the Daily Mail UK.

Police say the driver, a 47-year-old woman driving a Mazda in oncoming traffic, admitted she had been drinking before she hit Cordero.

Cordero was taken to Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

She and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Haven Harris Smith, just two weeks ago.

Cleveland police said no charges have been filed against the driver and toxicology reports are pending.

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Freshman Michael Todd said he was bullied in school his whole life because his single mom didn't have enough money to buy new clothes for him to wear.

Todd was having a hard time fitting in at Martin Luther King Prep in Memphis, TN. He was bullied for wearing the same clothes to school every day.

"I don't really have clothes at home. My mom can't buy clothes for me because I'm growing too fast," he told Fox 13 in Memphis, TN.

After being bullied by ruthless classmates, two high school football players stepped in to help Todd out.

Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett surprised Todd by gifting him with bags of clothes and shoes from their own closets, according to Fox 13.

"I said, 'You know, we was in the same third period. I apologize for laughing at you and I want to give something to you to make it up,'" Graham told Fox 13 Memphis.

"I was shocked, completely… You guys are awesome," said Todd.

"It was a weak moment for me, I was crying," Garrett said.

"And then I almost cried when we had lunch, he told me, he was like, 'You know, you two the only two to actually ever give me a gift,'" Graham said.

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Police are searching for a woman who pooped on the floor of a Bay Ridge grocery store in Brooklyn, NY.

The customer, who appeared to have a bad case of bubble guts and diarrhea, was caught on the grocery store's surveillance system relieving herself on the floor.

The video went viral after it was uploaded to Instagram.com by comedian Michael Rapaport on Wednesday.

The video shows a middle aged Caucasian woman wearing a white top and baby blue shorts walking in the frozen foods section.

She is seen squatting next to a frozen food display case and relieving herself on the floor. After defecating on the floor, the woman stood up and looked down at her waste - the way a dog would - before walking away.

Rapaport's followers were shocked and disgusted by the woman's behavior.

Many said the woman had a bad case of diarrhea and couldn't make it to the store's restroom. But others believe she has a weird fetish for pooping in public places.

What is the craziest place you've ever relived yourself?
 

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Every September 11, Americans pause to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in D.C.

The World Trade Center's falling people symbolized the horror of the day for writer Tom Junod who was convinced that America should know their names.

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Junod undertook the mission of identifying the fallen Americans -- the forgotten 9/11 victims that no one wants to talk about.

"I felt that the idea of people jumping. I felt that the falling man had been sort of pushed to the side," Junod said in a 2006 documentary titled 9/11: The Falling Man.

"There is an element of exclusion; that he died improperly. That we want to remember this day for its heroism. And whether we think of the jumpers as heroic or not, they should not be excluded from the consecrated ground of American soil because they died in a way that made us uncomfortable."

Junod was surprised that no one came forward to claim the fallen man as one of their own family members.

When the photo of the falling man was published in newspapers on September 12, Americans vented their outrage against the photo editors for selecting that particular image to embody the horrific events of 9/11.

The photo editors withheld the series of images of the falling man tumbling and flailing desperately at the sky. Instead, they chose the one photo that made the falling man appear peaceful, composed, and willingly accepting his fate as if he had decided to check out with dignity.

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Jonathan Eric Briley, 43, was a sound engineer for the Windows On the World restaurant in the North tower -- the first tower to be hit by a hijacked plane that day.

According to Windows On the World head Chef Michael Lamonica who analyzed AP photographer Richard Drew's photos, Jonathan fit the body type, size and complexion of the iconic falling man in the photos.

Lamonica described Jonathan as a "hard working, dedicated, good guy with a great sense of humor."

Jonathan's sister Gwendolyn, who was Jonathan's closest sibling, said she never thought the unfortunate figure in the photo was her brother. "I thought of him as a man that just took his life in his hand for just that second," she said.

Still in denial, Gwendolyn identified the clothing that the man wore in the photo as items her brother owned. But she stopped short of confirming it was him.

"I hope we're not trying to figure out who he is, and more, figure out who we are through watching."

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Richard Pecorella was a family member who did come forward to identify one of the fallen: his wife Karen.

Mr. Pecorella said that when the media began posting images online of the jumpers, he searched and searched through the grainy photos until he found her.

For Mr. Pecorella it became an obsession to identify his wife among the condemned souls clinging to the windows of the burning towers.

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"It had to be so intense up there and there was no other way out," he said. "It was either burn alive or go quickly. I envision that it had to be the towering inferno... Do you suffocate to death or do you jump? I think it was brave to do that."

He added: "I know it's her because, the clothes and the shape. I would know her from the shadow. She had a blue sweater top on, sleeveless, and cream color pants.

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"It wasn't painful for me. It really wasn't," he recalled of his search for Karen. "I finally have something I can hold onto. This is where she was, and this is how she died -- she jumped. She didn't burn up. She didn't become dust."

"Nothing was more painful than losing her," he said. "But not knowing how I lost her was even more painful. So now that I believe that that's what took place, it's easier for me to talk about it. And if she jumped, she jumped."

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Text messages allegedly sent by Antonio Brown to Britney Taylor, the woman who accused him of rape, have been released. Taylor filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, accusing the All-Pro wide receiver of raping her on multiple occasions.

After the alleged rapes, Taylor, 28, claims Brown sent her disparaging text messages before apologizing soon afterwards.

Taylor says she met Brown in Bible study when they were student-athletes at Central Michigan University. Brown hired her as his personal trainer in June 2017. The rapes allegedly occurred in June 2017.

The profanity-laced text messages, which are dated June 29, appear to show Brown accusing Taylor and her mother of plotting to "come up" by accusing him of misconduct.

In one message, Brown, 31, tells Taylor, "Next time u n your momma plotting on a come up make sure u all hoes pick the right man dum ass hoes!" [sic].

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The former gymnast said the first rape incident occurred when "Brown exposed himself and kissed [her] without her consent."

Taylor says she forgave Brown after he apologized and promised it would never happen again.

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The second rape occurred not long after the first incident, when Taylor claims "Brown cornered [her] forced her onto a bed, shoved her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her" from behind.

She said she resisted but Brown was "too strong and physically overpowered her." He continued the assault despite her saying "No" and pleading with him to "Stop."

After accepting his second apology, Taylor believed he was sincere. Then the third rape happened, according to court papers.

Through her attorneys, the attractive born-again Christian says she came forward to help other women and not for monetary gain.

"As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision... Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape."

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Antonio Brown's former personal trainer has accused the New England Patriots wide receiver of raping her on multiple occasions.

The federal lawsuit was filed in the southern district of Florida, where Brown lives.

The troubled NFL star is facing possible rape charges after Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit against him on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Taylor says she met Brown in Bible study when they were student-athletes at Central Michigan University. Brown hired her as his personal trainer in June 2017. Troubling incidents soon followed.

The former gymnast said the first incident occurred when "Brown exposed himself and kissed [her] without her consent."

Taylor says she forgave Brown after he apologized and promised it would never happen again.

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The second incident occurred not long afterwards, when Taylor claims "Brown cornered [her] forced her onto a bed, shoved her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her" from behind.

She said she resisted but Brown was "too strong and physically overpowered her." He continued the assault despite her saying "No" and pleading with him to "Stop."

After accepting his second apology, Taylor believed he was sincere. Then the third incident occurred, according to court papers.

"As they had during their college Christian fellowship days, they often read scriptures, prayed or watched services together during training visits," according to the documents obtained by the NY Post.

While they watched one religious video less than a month after the first incident, Brown masturbated behind Taylor and ejaculated onto her back, the suit alleges.

The next day, Brown sent Taylor profanity-laced videos insulting her and her mother.

Through her attorneys, the attractive born-again Christian says she came forward to help other women and not for monetary gain.

"As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision... Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape."

Taylor is seeking compensation for "physical injuries, pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment, stress and anxiety, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and emotional pain and suffering."

The Patriots, who signed Brown to a one-year, $15 million deal on Saturday, released a statement to the news media on Tuesday.

"We are aware of the civil lawsuit that was filed earlier today against Antonio Brown, as well as the response by Antonio’s representatives. We take these allegations very seriously. Under no circumstance does this organization condone sexual violence or assault. The league has informed us they will be investigating. We will have no further comment while that investigation takes place."

Brown's attorney vigorously denied the allegations.

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Darren Heitner issued a statement saying Taylor only filed the lawsuit after Brown refused to invest $1.6 million in a "business project" she pitched to him.

He said Taylor showed no interest in the awkward student-athlete until she realized he was a star professional football player.

But her attorneys claim Brown pursued their client aggressively.

"In approximately 2013, Ms. Taylor's senior year at LSU, Brown sent her a message on social media, asking for a picture of her. Ms. Taylor sent him a picture of her face. Dissatisfied, Brown asked for a more revealing one. Ms. Taylor refused, reminding Brown that they were just friends. For approximately four years after Ms. Taylor graduated from LSU, the two fell out of touch. In June 2017, Brown reached out to Ms. Taylor via Facebook asking her how she was doing."

"During the course of this renewed contact, Brown indicated he wanted Ms. Taylor's help improving flexibility and strength in his ankles and fast twitch muscles – areas in which she had developed expertise through gymnastics. As a result, the two agreed that Ms. Taylor would provide physical training services to Brown... Ms. Taylor never dated or had an interest in any romantic relationship with Brown. Their relationship, as far as Ms. Taylor believed and behaved, was that of a 'brother-sister' type."

Taylor's attorneys say, after the rapes, she sought guidance from a church leader who was a former assistant district attorney and sex crimes prosecutor in New York.

But Heitner disputed Taylor's version of the events, claiming Taylor admitted to having a "consensual personal relationship" with Brown and that she continues to post pictures of herself with Brown online in an attempt to profit from her association with him.

Heitner says Brown will "pursue all legal remedies to not only clear his name, but to also protect other professional athletes against false accusations" from sports groupies.

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter.com on Tuesday to announce he fired his national security adviser John Bolton. But Bolton texted a Fox News reporter to say he wasn't fired - he quit.

"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," Trump said in a tweet. Trump added he "strongly disagreed" with Bolton's suggestions.

"I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning," Trump tweeted. He said he would name a new national security adviser next week.

But Bolton denied the president's claims that he was fired.

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"Let's be clear — I resigned," he texted Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade, who read the text on the air.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed up the president at an afternoon press briefing. Pompeo told reporters, "there were many times where Ambassador Bolton and I disagreed, that's to be sure."

I've lost count on how many cabinet members Trump shoved out the door of the White House in the last 2 years.

Before Trump was elected president he oversaw thousands of employees. So we know he can retain employees.

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More proof that we are not alone. A giant new radio telescope in China has detected mysterious radio signals deep in outer space.

Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB) believed to be sent from a source about 3 billion light years from Earth.

The radio signal blips are called "fast" because they are very short bursts, only several milliseconds in duration. FRBs are the brightest bursts known in the universe.

But most importantly: there is no reasonable explanation for the signal's origin.

The signals were detected with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built.

The new Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is located in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

The FAST telescope was completed in September 2016 and is due to start regular operations this month.

Scientists are carefully cross-checking and processing the FRB radio bursts, according to researchers at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).

Chinese scientists invited their counterparts in other countries to conduct more observations of the signals with their telescope facilities.

Astronomers from more than 10 countries and regions are making observation plans for China's FAST telescope in order to best apply the unprecedented power of the telescope, which goes beyond the capabilities of telescope arrays in the U.S.

Below is a scene from Jodie Foster's sci-fi movie Contact (1997), when giant telescope arrays in New Mexico first detected a mysterious radio signal from space.
 

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A Houston woman was denied a pedicure at a nail salon because she was deemed too big to fit in the chair.

Tina Lewis was shocked when she was told she couldn't fit in the salon chairs at Rose Nails salon in Houston.

"I was like, 'Can I get a pedicure? And what chair do I sit in?'" Lewis told ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV in Houston. "And [the employee] was like, the chairs were not big enough for me to sit in. And I was like, 'Are you serious?'"

KTRK-TV reviewed the video footage which captured the exchange without sound.

Lewis said her mother was as shocked as she was.

"She was like, 'What did she just say?'" Lewis told the station. "I said, 'Yes, mama, she just said that to me.'"

Salon worker Marie Bui confirmed Lewis's story.

"I said, 'I'm sorry I cannot serve you because my spa chair is very small,'" Bui told ABC News. She said she never intended to insult or hurt Lewis, but that another obese customer already broke one of their pricey salon chairs.

"After that, the spa chair and the machine broke underneath," Bui told the station, adding that the chairs are too expensive to replace or repair, especially with the salon's narrow profit margin.

Lewis didn't buy the worker's story and said she would not return to that salon, according to ABC News.

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About 130 Bahamian evacuees are stranded on a devastated island after they were removed from a ferry to Florida because they didn't have U.S. travel visas.

The evacuees were left homeless after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Abaco Island, Bahamas last Sunday. Most of the homes on the island were destroyed by Dorian's category 5 winds as high as 185mph.

400,000 are left without power, food or clean water to drink.

The evacuees were removed from the ferry at a harbor in Freeport after they were told they could board as long as they have a passport and no criminal record.

Before the ferry left, an announcement was made telling everyone without U.S. visas to disembark.

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Investigative reporter Brian Entin for WSVN-TV was there covering the evacuation.

"Big problems on the ferry from Freeport to Florida — announcement just made that any Bahamian without a visa must now get off. This is not normal. Nornally [sic] Bahamians can travel to USA with passport and a printout of their police record. This is a mess," Entin tweeted.

News footage from inside the ferry shows the chaos as hoards of people - including children and babies - exited the ferry, carrying all of their worldly possessions in bags.

Lawmakers pleaded with President Trump to waive the rules so the evacuees can board a ferry to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The Bahamas is not a U.S. territory like the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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John Legend has had enough of President Donald Trump insulting him and his wife on social media. The 40-year-old Capricorn clapped back when the president targeted the pop singer and his wife, former swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, calling her "John Legend's filthy mouthed wife" in a tweet on Sunday night.

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The drama started when Trump went on a lengthy Twitter tirade complaining about high-profile Democrats taking credit for passing new criminal justice reform legislation that he signed into law.

Trump tweeted: "When all of the people pushing so hard for Criminal Justice Reform were unable to come even close to getting it done, they came to me as a group and asked for my help. I got it done with a group of Senators & others who would never have gone for it. Obama couldn't come close. A man named @VanJones68, and many others, were profusely grateful (at that time!). I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, & Republicans deserve much credit. But now that it is passed, people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise."

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Then Trump singled out Legend and Teigen, who have been vocal in their criticism about Trump's policies.

Trump tweeted: "Guys like boring musician @johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is. But I didn't see them around when we needed help getting it passed."

Chrissy didn't take long to respond, writing: "lol what a pu**y a** b**ch. tagged everyone but me. an honor, mister president."

She then shared a picture of herself prepping a photoshoot prop board ahead of her daughter Luna's first day at the second year of her preschool, and captioned it: "Luna, remember the night before your first day of school? When mommy was making your sign and the pu**y a** b**ch president had his 9th meltdown of the day?"

Meanwhile, the "All Of Me" singer responded with a plea to Trump's wife, First Lady Melania Trump to spend more quality time with her husband.

"Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody - ANYBODY - will praise you. Melania, please praise this man. He needs you. Your country needs you, Melania."

Legend then posted a GIF of Melania greeting a politician, which he captioned: "Ah yes, Melania is otherwise occupied. My apologies, @realDonaldTrump".

After the White House complained to Twitter.com, Chrissy begged Black Twitter not to send the hashtag #PresidentPussyAssBitch trending on the social networking platform.

She tweeted: "no guys no please do not make this trend, for it is my fight with PresidentPussyAssBitch, not yours!!!!!!".

Legend also pleaded with his followers not to make the hashtag trend.

"Please don't make this foul mouthed hashtag trend #PresidentPussyAssBitch".

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Women dating or marrying a bisexual man used to be taboo. But thanks to the hard work of LGBT activists and their allies, times have changed.

A 2016 survey by Glamour magazine found that almost two-thirds of women "wouldn't date a man who has had sex with another man."

Socialite Amber Rose, who is bisexual herself, once said she would have a problem dating a bisexual man.

"Personally — no judgment — I wouldn't be comfortable," she said during a Facebook Q&A. "I just wouldn't be comfortable with it and I don't know why."

But recent studies show women are increasingly warming up to the idea of dating bisexual men.

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Researchers in Australia interviewed 79 women in relationships with bisexual men. The researchers found that bisexual men were better in bed and more caring long-term partners and fathers.

The women who took part in the Australian study said they could not go back to dating straight men after being with bisexual men.

According to the women, straight men carried more emotional and misogynistic baggage.

The reasons were varied. The researchers found that bi men were more open to experimenting in bed. Whereas straight men were most likely to question their own masculinity if a woman asked them to engage in less heteronormative sexual acts, such as anal penetration by their women partners.

"Their partners had to question their masculinity and sexuality," Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli tells The Independent. "Because of this, [bisexual men] were far more sensitive and desired to establish an equitable relationship. They were far more respectful. They were keen fathers and wanted to set up equitable gender relationships in the home."

The women found themselves exploring BDSM, polyamory, and were themselves encouraged to explore same-sex relationships, although most women chose not to go down that path.

However, it would be a mistake to paint relationships between bisexual men and women as black and white utopias, says Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli, who added that bi men are still subjected to "incredible stigmatization, marginalization, and discrimination for their bisexuality."

"One example was of a man who basically married his female partner to cover his same-sex attractions," says Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli.

"He did, however, go overseas and brought his male partner back. He threatened her not to say anything to their religious and ethnic community, and she basically became their housekeeper and for the mother of his children."

Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli says the lack of LGBT sex education in schools is partly to blame for these issues between women and bisexual men and why this pairing is poorly understood.

Still, Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli said, "We had some women who said that after dating a bi man, they could never go back to dating a straight man."

"Bisexual men were more open to designing a relationship that works for them, rather than a straight man who would come in with certain assumptions of what that relationship should be."

She adds: "You always end up getting more than what normative society sets as what a relationship should be."

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Isaiah Washington publicly switched political parties after decades of registering as a Democrat. The 56-year-old actor explained why he abandoned the Democratic Party and doesn't care if you cancel him.

The Grey's Anatomy actor says he's joined the "Walkaway movement," a movement dedicated to helping Black people leave the Democratic plantation.

He explained his newfound political affiliation in an interview with Fox Nation's "Nuff Said with Tyrus".

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Washington said he decided to leave the plantation because Democrats aren't doing enough for Black people.

 

"Walking away is a sacrifice," Washington said. "There's a risk and there's a penalty for it, but you have to walk away when it matters ... and the reason I chose to walk away from the Democratic party ... is that something doesn't feel right."

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Later, Washington took to Twitter.com to defend his decision.

"Judging by a certain demographic on social media, you'd swear my last interview on @foxnation was declaring that EVERYONE #WalkAway from @PopeyesChicken chicken sandwiches FOREVER," he joked.

He added: "The 'Cancel Culture' is self-defeating. I mean, if I've been 'Cancelled' more than 4 times, doesn't logic dictate that I was never 'Cancelled' at all? I mean, why keep letting me know that I'm 'Cancelled', if you 'Cancelled' me 4 times ago? Please look up the word 'indifference.'"

He continued: "I dated a woman that was addicted to crack. I became addicted to trying to save her. She stole from me and disappeared for days, worrying me to death. I really loved her and when I tried to reason with her to get her help, she refused, berated & attacked me much like Black [Democrats]."

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Michelle Obama shared a childhood photo from her school yearbook to mark the Day of Charity on Thursday Sept. 5.

The back-to-school photo shows 10-year-old Michelle displaying a toothy grin and bangs over her forehead.

In the photo caption on Instagram.com, Michelle said every girl deserves a good education and the same opportunities she's had.

"It's so easy for us to take our education for granted, especially here in the United States. Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school," she wrote.

"I learned a lot in school," she continued, "how to do my multiplication tables and structure a paragraph, yes, but also how to push myself, be a good friend, and dust myself off after a failure."

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She added, "I believe every girl on the planet deserves the same kind of opportunities that I’ve had ... Girls who go to school have healthier children, higher salaries, lower poverty rates, and they can even help boost their entire nation's economy.

"The future of our world is only as bright as our girls," she wrote.

Michelle, 55, shares two grown daughters with former President Barack Obama, 58.
 

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It’s after Labor Day, so I’m thinking about all the young people heading back to school and reflecting on my own days as a student in Chicago. I learned a lot in school—how to do my multiplication tables and structure a paragraph, yes, but also how to push myself, be a good friend, and dust myself off after a failure. It’s so easy for us to take our education for granted, especially here in the United States. Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. I believe every girl on the planet deserves the same kind of opportunities that I’ve had—a chance to fulfill her potential and pursue her dreams. We know that when we give girls a chance to learn, they’ll seize it. And when they do, our whole world benefits. Girls who go to school have healthier children, higher salaries, lower poverty rates, and they can even help boost their entire nation’s economy. So today on #WorldCharityDay, I want you to share your favorite #BackToSchool photo and to join the @girlsopportunityalliance to take action for global girls’ education. Visit the link in my bio to learn more—because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls.

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R. Kelly got his wish to be moved from solitary confinement to general population in an Illinois federal lockup.

The troubled singer/songwriter was arrested on July 11 and charged with child sex abuse, child p0rnography and obstruction of justice.

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber granted Kelly's lawyer's request to move Kelly to general population at a federal jail.

Kelly had complained that he was bored and unfairly being held in solitary confinement.

But jail officials argued that Kelly previously refused to move to general population. They also noted that he had a cellmate for several weeks after initially refusing a cellmate.

Kelly's attorneys are still asking a judge to reconsider a ruling that he be held without bail until his trial next year.

Kelly's former live-in girlfriends Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, are raising funds to hire high-powered attorney Tom Mesereau, who successfully defended Michael Jackson.

Kelly's current attorneys want him moved to a "secure facility" with Clary and Savage as his roommates.

His trial is scheduled for April 2020.

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Democrats in one California city are experimenting with a privately funded solution to wipe out poverty - by giving away free cash.

125 residents in Stockton, California don't have to worry about where there next meal is coming from. They receive $500 in "universal basic income" each month. No strings attached.

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Susie Garza is one lucky recipient of free cash. On the 15th of every month she receives $500 on a debit card from a nonprofit organization that is experimenting with universal basic income to determine if it makes a difference in the lives of people earning below the poverty level.

Garza, who may or may not be a legal U.S. citizen, is unemployed. Her husband doesn't work either, so the extra money she receives each month comes in handy.

According to the Associated Press, Garza can use the cash however she wants. She says she uses $150 to pay her cellphone bill. Another $100 goes to her vet for her pet dog.

She also lavishes birthday gifts and junk food on her grandsons. She used to be a drug addict but that's in her past. She says she's been off drugs for 18 years now.

"I like it because I feel more independent, like I'm in charge. I really have something that's my own," she tells the AP.

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The experiment is monitored by a group of researchers whose goal for the program is not finances but happiness.

Jovan Bravo, a 31-year-old Stockton native and construction worker, is married and has three children, ages 13, 8 and 4.

He says the extra $500 he receives each month gives him the freedom to spend more time with his wife and kids.

He said before the free money windfall he had to work multiple jobs and he didn't have enough time for his children.

Now he only works one Saturday a month. He uses the other Saturdays to play with his kids in the park.

"It's made a huge difference," he told the AP. "Just being able to spend more time with the wife and kids, it brings us closer together."

Republicans criticize the program because they say it encourages people not to work for a living.

Democratic candidates hope to expand the free cash program nationwide, if one of them is elected president in November 2020.

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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a leading candidate for the nomination, has a proposal to give up to $500 a month to working families.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur who is a long shot for the nomination, wants to give $1,000 to every American.

Harris' plan to give $500 a month to working families earning up to $100,000 annually would cost about $275 billion per year, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Yang's proposal to give $1,000 to every adult in America would cost $2.8 trillion per year.

Both candidates say they will pay for their free money programs by reversing President Trump's tax cuts and increasing taxes on corporations.

Garza, who is the only breadwinner in her family, says she doesn't know what she will do when the privately funded program ends in July 2020.

She says she asked the program director how she was lucky enough to get into the program.

"She goes, 'Because you're blessed,'" Garza said. "And I just left it at that."

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An American Airlines passenger is suing the airline after he was kicked off a flight so a dog could sit in his first class seat.

Dana Holcomb, of Killeen, Texas, was returning to Austin after a 53rd birthday celebration in April.

As he boarded the plane Holcomb noticed the passenger sitting next to him had her pet - a comfort dog with her.

Holcomb, who is allergic to dogs, immediately began to experience allergy symptoms.

The pet owner offered to switch seats, but no other passenger would give up their seat.

The flight crew and captain offered to move Holcomb to the back of the plane, but he declined.

Tensions flared and surveillance video shows the captain pointing his finger in Holcomb's face.

The airline would later accuse Holcomb of causing a scene and being uncooperative. But two witnesses disputed their side of the story.

Holcomb was kicked off the flight without his luggage or allergy medicine. He was not offered a connecting flight or hotel accommodations, according to his attorney.

He booked a hotel room at his expense for the night, and he caught another flight home the next day.

Holcomb filed a lawsuit against American Airlines for racial discrimination and infliction of emotional distress. "To be honest, it made me feel that I was less than a dog," he said.

"Dana was taken off a plane so a dog could fly first-class cabin," his attorney Reginald McKamie, Sr. told reporters, according to ABC affiliate KWTX.

"What American Airlines is doing is discrimination," McKamie said. "They have repeatedly humiliated African American citizens by throwing them off the plane, leaving them with no way home, no hotel, just throwing them off the plane."

American Airlines spokesman Curtis Blessing said Holcomb was offered a refund which he refused.

"They were then offered a seat in the main cabin to provide additional separation and were offered a refund for the difference in their first-class fare but also declined and remained confrontational," Blessing said in a statement.

An attorney who was in first class disputed the airline's version of the story, KXXV reports.

Jay Youngdahl, who is an executive platinum member, said he overheard the captain say Holcomb was likely to be a "danger" to other passengers and crew.

Youngdahl also said the captain invited the young woman and her dog into the cockpit before the flight, which is against FAA regulations.

As the story went viral over the weekend, American Airlines spokeswoman Lakesha Brown reached out to The Root late Monday night with the following explanation:

"Federal regulations require American Airlines to transport service and support animals. American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals. In the case of an allergy, we work to re-seat a passenger further away from the service or support animal.

Mr. Holcomb's seat was next to a customer with an emotional support animal. In an effort to accommodate Mr. Holcomb, the customer with the emotional support animal offered to switch seats with another customer so Mr. Holcomb could remain in his seat. Mr. Holcomb wasn’t satisfied with that solution, so he was given the option of a seat further away from the service animal in the main cabin with a refund in the difference in fare, which he also declined.

After all the attempts to accommodate Mr. Holcomb were declined and he refused to comply with crew member instruction, he was removed from the plane. Our team offered to rebook Mr. Holcomb and refunded his first-class ticket. American has not received [a] lawsuit but once we do we will review it and respond in court when appropriate."

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A mouse startled customers when it jumped into a deep fryer at a Central Texas Whataburger restaurant. The incident happened in full view of paying customers at a Whataburger in Bastrop, Texas on Sunday morning.

A Facebook user shared video of the mouse running around on a countertop near the deep fryer station. The Facebook user provided narration as a customer went behind the counter to trap the mouse.

As the customer attempted to catch the mouse, the terrified critter leaped into the deep fryer full of hot grease.

Brushawn Lewis, who uploaded the video, wrote, "This s--- is crazy I'm at whataburger in Bastrop Tx. It's a damn rat just out in the open!".

"Oh, he went in the grease! That h*e is fried!" said Lewis. The video was viewed over 1 million times.

A restaurant worker offered refunds to customers who waited patiently for their orders.

A spokesman for Whataburger restaurants responded to the Facebook post, saying the particular Whataburger location was shut down and "sanitized".

"Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Whataburger, cleanliness and food safety are top priorities for us. In this instance, we closed the restaurant out of an abundance of caution and notified pest control. The entire restaurant has since been cleaned and sanitized. We addressed this situation as quickly as possible, reinforcing procedures with our Family Members. While we'll continue to be very diligent, it's important to know there was no history of this type incident at this unit and there is no ongoing issue. A member of our team would like to reach out and address any concerns. Can you please share your contact information with us?"

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