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At least one of T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Harris' accusers has retained famed sexual harassment attorney Lisa Bloom.

Dozens of women came forward, accusing the Harrises of drugging and sexually assaulting them, after Glam University owner Sabrina Peterson accused T.I. of putting a gun to her head.

Last night, Bloom, 59, announced she is representing one of the accusers. So far, no lawsuits have been filed.

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This changes the trajectory from petty accusations to a possible criminal trial or out of court settlements that could financially ruin the couple.

The 40-year-old rapper has already hurt his case by admitting to having intimate relations with some of the women, which he says was consensual.
 

Bloom, the daughter of famed attorney Gloria Allred, is known for representing famous sexual harassment victims and precipitating the firing of Bill O'Reilly from Fox News.

But she lost some credibility when she advised disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein before he was sued into oblivion by dozens of women who alleged sexual assault.

Weinstein, 68, was convicted of criminal sexual assault on February 24, 2020. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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NBC's Shep Smith fantasizes about "a time when we won't have to wear the masks anymore." But for many Floridians and Georgians, that time is now.

NBC's Sam Brock filmed a video of a supermarket in Naples, Florida where both employees and customers don't wear masks. The video shows maskless shoppers and employees smiling and chatting face-to-face.

There are no mask mandates or Covid-19 restrictions in Florida, where the death rate is less than half of the rates in heavily restricted blue states.

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Masks are not enforced in the store because the store's guidelines include medical exemptions. A sign that greets shoppers states: "If we see you without a mask, we will assume you have a medical condition and we will welcome you inside to support our business."

Brock asked the store owner, Alfie Oakes: "Is your position about medical exemptions or is it about the fact that you don't think masks work...?"

"I know that the masks don't work and I know that the virus has not killed 400,000 people in this country," Oakes replied. "That's total hogwash,"

The video quickly went viral on social media.

In other news, the CDC and state health officials are sounding the alarm because white people are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black people.

Data from 23 states shows that white Americans are being vaccinated at rates of up to three times higher than Black Americans.

Despite the fear mongering about new virus “variants" and “mutations," Black people are wary of vaccination efforts in the Black community for a virus that has a lower death rate than the seasonal flu.
 

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Prosecutors issued a new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with fatally shooting two Antifa/Black Lives Matter activists during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August.

Prosecutors seek to revoke Rittenhouse's $2 million cash bond because they say he violated his bond by failing to update his address.

Sympathetic citizens helped raise Rittenhouse's $2 million bond because they believe he was defending himself against armed hooligans.

Kyle is forced to move to a new address due to death threats from Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists. But prosecutors say the teen failed to update his new address within 48 hours of moving.

A motion filed with Judge Bruce Schroeder seeks to increase Rittenhouse's cash bail by $200,000.

Rittenhouse's lawyer, Mark Richards, responded to the motion, saying his client moved into "an undisclosed Safe House," because whenever he updates his address in the system -- the new address is somehow leaked.

Richards said he gave prosecutors the new address in November and asked them to keep it a secret but they refused.

Prosecutors say they realized Rittenhouse was no longer living at his Antioch address when they mailed him a court notice and it came back as undeliverable.

Richards provided the new address to the judge as part of a motion requesting it be sealed.

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A Reddit user who made $48 million in GameStop call options during last week's Reddit-fueled rally claims he lost $19 million when the stock nosedived on Monday and Tuesday.

Keith Gill, 34, who goes by the Reddit username @DeepF---ingValue, says he will hold onto his shares even after the stock lost 80% of its value in 3 days.

Gill started investing $53,000 in GameStop stock last year when he noticed the video game retailer was being heavily shorted by hedge funds. Hedge funds earn millions of dollars by betting that a company's stock price will drop.

Gill earned a quick $48 million during last week's historic rally, but it took less than 2 days for him to lose $19 million.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Gill is an investor who previously worked in marketing for an insurance company.

Reddit users teamed up to send GameStop stock soaring from $36 to $483 a share. But the stock dipped below $80 a share by Tuesday afternoon.

Hedge funds, which lost billions during the GameStop rally, used a tactic called a "short ladder attack" which involves selling GameStop shares to each other at lower prices, thus tricking Wall Street's algorithms into believing retail investors sold their shares at below market prices.

The ladder attack -- which is illegal -- caused the stock's prices to artificially fall. Thousands of Reddit users lost their stock gains and their life savings in 2 days.

Billionaire Mark Cuban participated in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit.com on Tuesday afternoon to calm panicked investors who lost everything.

During the AMA session, Cuban urged investors not to sell their GameStop shares because the low stock price is artificial and only temporary.

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A North Carolina news outlet sparked outrage on social media after publishing an editorial cartoon depicting prominent GOP politicians as KKK bigots.

WRAL, an NBC affiliate based in Raleigh, NC, labeled Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and State Board of Education member Olivia Oxendine as members of the Ku Klux Klan for objecting to teaching Black Lives Matter's critical race theory in the state's public schools.

Under the proposed curriculum, children as young as elementary school age will be introduced to racial politics, gender and transgender identities and dismantling the nuclear family headed by 2 heterosexual parents.

The Black Lives Matter-authored curriculum teaches children that they were "assigned" a gender at birth and they can be whatever gender they choose to be.

In the cartoon, an elephant, holding a copy of the state's proposed curriculum, is dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe, while declaring, "we prefer to start with a clean sheet."

Robinson, who is Black, slammed WRAL as "vile" for publishing the cartoon, drawn by 8th-grade social studies teacher Dennis Draughon, during Black History Month in America.

"On the second day of Black History Month, the first black Lt. Governor of North Carolina has been portrayed as such by one of the largest news outlets in this state," Robinson said. "It's something we cannot stand for."

Oxendine, the board's only Native American member, voiced her opposition to the proposed social studies standards, saying it gives "the feeling of America the oppressor, not America the land of opportunity."

Twitter user @flyfischer4428 slammed WRAL, writing: "I CANNOT believe how offensive this is. @markrobinsonNC is black. Olivia Oxendine is a Native American. @WRAL, @wlos this cartoon should be a story by itself."

Another Twitter user, @LotusBlossom44, wrote: "Wow. I thought WRAL couldn't sink any lower. This is shameful in so many ways. Calling GOP the KKK for not wanting to include race-based ideologies in the educational curriculum?"

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Atlanta's mayor reacted to the news that two officers who tased students during last summer's protests were unjustly terminated.

On Monday, the city's Civil Service Board ruled the dismissals of officers Ivory Streeter (pictured right) and Mark Gardner (not pictured) violated both Atlanta Police Department and city policies, according to 11 Alive News.

"Based upon the serious concerns of insufficient adherence to City code and procedures which culminated into a lack of due process, the Board upholds the Appeal of Ivory Streeter and revokes the City's dismissal of him from APD employment," the review from the board said. It reached the same decision in Gardner's appeal case.

Gardner and Streeter were fired following public uproar after they tased two students, Taniya Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who said they were simply driving away from the protests, when they asked police why one of their friends was arrested.

Police body cam video showed the officers tasing the students after dragging them from their car in May.

In a statement Tuesday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms defended the firing of the officers.

"While the Civil Service Board (CSB) has reversed the termination of the officers, given the unrest across our city and nation at the time, and the disturbing video footage before us, I still believe that the right decision was made," she said. "It is also important to note that the CSB did not say that the officers' conduct was lawful."

Meanwhile, attorney Mawuli Davis, who represents Messiah Young, said the family learned through the media that the officers' criminal case was sent from the Fulton County District Attorney's Office to the Georgia Attorney General's Office.

In a statement Tuesday, Davis said:

"The family... was stunned and saddened to learn through the media that two of the officers involved in the attack have been reinstated to the Atlanta Police Department. In two consecutive weeks, they have experienced the pain of the justice system continuing to fail them as victims of police brutality."

 

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A Rochester, NY police union official defended a police officer who pepper sprayed a handcuffed 9-year-old girl who threatened to kill her own mother.

Nine Rochester police officers responded to a 911 call from a parent who feared for her life. The parent said the child threatened to harm herself and ran away from home on Friday.

Body cam footage shows the hysterical girl handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car.

The video footage shows several officers wrestled the girl to the ground before she is placed kicking and screaming into the squad car.

The child screamed, "I want my dad, I want my dad!" while a female officer tried to calm her down.

"I'm gonna pepper spray you, and I don't want to, so sit back. This is your last chance. Otherwise, pepper spray is going in your eyeballs. Come on, let's go," she said, before spraying the child.

On Monday, following the public uproar, Mike Mazzeo, president of the Locust Club, defended the officers, saying no rules were violated.

Mazzeo said the officer was familiar with the child who had been detained on a previous occasion.

"This is incredible that we're dealing with a 9-year-old girl, but this is not the first time she has been put in handcuffs," he said. "We're dealing with a very, very difficult situation and what police officers are confronted and faced. And the limited [mental health] resources that are out there."

He added: "It was 14 degrees out. At different times, they're talking to her about hypothermia. They're worried about a number of things. There's no ambulance to put her in. When it's determined that she needs help and there's a mental hygiene [issue], they have to be restrained. There was a decision when they couldn't get her into the car despite everything they were trying. ... There was a short blast of capsicum. It worked. It calmed her down. It got her in."

The girl was transported to a mental hospital for a psychological evaluation.
 

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WNBA player Layshia Clarendon underwent a double mastectomy ("top surgery") to treat distressing symptoms of gender dysphoria.

Clarendon, a New York Liberty shooting guard, is a male-identified transgender and non-binary who sought surgery to alleviate the debilitating stress and anxiety of GD.

Clarendon shared a post-surgery photo on Instagram.com, along with the caption:

"It's hard to put into words the feeling of seeing my chest for the first time free of breasts, seeing my chest the way I've always seen it, and feeling a sense of gender euphoria as opposed to gender dysphoria. Sighhhh... freedom...freedom at last."

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines gender dysphoria as a psychological disorder that causes significant distress or impairment related to a strong desire to be the opposite gender.

The sufferer focuses on obtaining the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics of the opposite gender. Not all transgender or gender diverse people experience dysphoria.
 

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Subway's public relations team rushed to get ahead of a potential PR disaster from a lawsuit claim that the franchise serves mystery meat to its customers.

A lawsuit filed by two plaintiffs in California claims an independent laboratory tested a Subway tuna fish sandwich and found the sandwich did not contain tuna or even fish.

"The products are made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by Defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna," the lawsuit alleged. "Defendants identified, labeled and advertised the products as 'tuna' to consumers, when in fact they were not tuna."

The news prompted rampant speculation that Subway cuts corners by serving dog, cat or even human flesh that are cheaper by the pound than wild-caught tuna from the sea.

"These claims are meritless," a Subway spokesperson said in a statement to MSN's Insider. "Tuna is one of our most popular sandwiches. Our restaurants receive 100% wild-caught tuna, mix it with mayonnaise and serve on a freshly made sandwich to our guests."

Subway's spokesman claims a serving of tuna contains only skipjack and yellowtail tuna from fisheries.

The spokesperson added: "Subway will vigorously defend itself against these and any other baseless efforts to mischaracterize and tarnish the high-quality products that Subway and its franchisees provide to their customers, in California and around the world, and intends to fight these claims through all available avenues if they are not immediately dismissed."

In 2020, Subway lost a lawsuit in an Irish court that ruled Subway sandwich rolls could not be legally defined as "bread" because of the high sugar content.

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A liquid nitrogen leak killed 6 people and injured 9 others at a Georgia food packing plant at 10:12 a.m. on Thursday.

Emergency medical personnel responded to a 911 call about people suffering from burns at Prime-Pak Foods, Inc. in Gainesville, about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Hall County Fire and Rescue spokesman Zachary Brackett said a hazardous materials team also responded to the poultry packing plant, MSN reported.

A large number of employees were evacuated from the plant and multiple people were transported to hospitals.

Roads around the facility were shut down by police until the leak was contained.

A school bus took 130 employees to a nearby church to be evaluated by medical personnel.

Nitrogen is often used as a coolant in refrigeration systems to store food at extremely low temperatures.

Liquid nitrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless viscous gas that can't be detected by humans. Liquid nitrogen evaporates when exposed to warm air and it displaces the oxygen content in the air because nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules.

Humans die by asphyxiation as the nitrogen robs the body of oxygen. Inhaling pure nitrogen causes death in 40 seconds.