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Judge Tammy Kemp was a guest on The Tamron Hall Show on Thursday, Oct. 10. The embattled judge came under fire for hugging former Dallas cop Amber Guyger after she was found guilty of killing 26-year-old accountant Botham Jean in his own apartment.

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In previous interviews Kemp defended her behavior, saying Guyger asked her twice for a hug. Kemp also said she gave Guyger her personal Bible because the 31-year-old promised to return it after she completes her 10-year prison sentence.

Kemp's court bailiff was also criticized for appearing to comfort Guyger by primping her hair in the courtroom.

When Hall asked Kemp to explain the bailiff's actions, Kemp said "Guyger had been found guilty of murder... and we were on a lunch break. However, I couldn't send her to the jail to be frisked. So we asked a female bailiff to stay with her throughout the lunch break. And if you know anything about the jail, you gotta search every part of a person, including their hair."

But critics of the judge and the bailiff say officers never conduct searches for razor blades or other contraband with their bare hands.
 

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Kanye West loved socialite Kim Kardashian before he even met her. The famed music producer says he had a "magnetic attraction" to Kim when the couple first met 10 years before they started dating.

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In a new episode of the docuseries E! True Hollywood Story, airing on Sunday, Oct. 13, Kanye recalled the early days of their romance. The 42-year-old rapper gushed about the strong chemical attraction he felt for his "loving" and "courageous" future wife.

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"Every time I was around her or I saw her, it was a magnetic attraction to this force of energy," West says in a clip from the segment. "She was good, pure, happy, loving, brave, courageous, strong."

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The animal attraction wasn't as strong for Kim. The 38-year-old Libra reveals that her path kept crossing the rapper's before she deemed him worthy of dating in 2012.

"We just always kept connecting and coming into each other's lives," she adds. "And, then he invited me to Paris to his fashion show and that's when it happened. That's when we started our relationship. "I was like, 'S--t! Why didn't this happen sooner?' It was just right."

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The couple tied the knot on May 24, 2014. They share four children - two by IVF and a surrogate. The brunette beauty recalls Kanye was initially discouraged from being associated with her.

"Everyone would tell him, 'You can't be with her. She's a reality star. She's gonna sink your career'," she recalls. "And, he was just like, 'But I love her. I don't care'."
 

 

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Rapper DaBaby may be a sweetheart to his mama, pictured with him at this weekend's BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, but his fans are afraid to approach him due to his bodyguards' reputation for extreme violence.

DaBaby ran into one of his voluptuous fans while out shopping and spending his hard earned cash at a mall in Atlanta. DaBaby was in town to perform at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, October 5.

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The single mom was so flustered when she saw her favorite rapper, that she hyperventilated and broke out in a cold sweat.

But she calmed down when DaBaby asked her for a hug and then complimented her vintage ride.

"I didn't want to get knocked out!" the woman said before hugging the rap star.

DaBaby's bodyguards have a reputation for violence and knocking out his overzealous fans, particularly the females.

DaBaby is a little thing, about 5-foot-6, so he needs all the protection he can get.

DaBaby made headlines this weekend when his new album Kirk kept the iconic Beatles album Abbey Road from returning to No. 1 for the classic album's 50th anniversary reissue.

The Beatles' Abbey Road debuted at No. 1 in the UK, but DaBaby's album Kirk kept Abbey Road from a historic chart double on the Billboard 200. Kirk dropped on Sept. 27 to rave reviews from music critics and 145,000 equivalent sales.

The North Carolina rapper is best known for his single "Suge" off his debut album, Baby On Baby (2019).

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DaBaby used a throwback photo that shows him as an infant sitting on his daddy's lap for the Kirk album cover.

The 27-year-old Capricorn, who was born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, named his second studio album after his and his dad's surname.

"Kirk, my last name, it holds big weight. It's all about confidence, being a leader. It's going to be the title of my new album, too, by the way," he said in an interview last year.
 

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Friends remember Joshua Brown, Botham Jean's neighbor, who was killed after he testified at Guyger's murder trial.

Dallas police responded to reports of gunshots at the 4600 block of Cedar Springs Road around 10:30 pm on Friday. They found Brown unresponsive on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses reported seeing a silver four-door sedan speeding out of the parking lot.

Brown was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Brown, 28, was gunned down about 5 miles from the South Side Flats complex in Dallas where he previously lived across the hall from Jean.

Brown was a defensive back for the University of South Florida. His former teammates were stunned to learn of his murder just 10 days after he testified against former Dallas cop Amber Guyger at her murder trial.

"He was a passionate individual," former USF offensive lineman Kofi Amichia told a reporter via text message Saturday evening. "A guy that always spoke his mind no matter what, and one of the funniest guys at USF. Could make anybody laugh."

Brown was a native of Lancaster, Texas, who transferred to USF in 2012 from an Arizona junior college.

He played in 8 games for USF in 2012. But he suffered a career-ending injury when he tore his Achilles tendon before the start of the 2013 season.

Former Bulls cornerback Kayvon Webster described Brown as athletic and competitive.

"Just sucks to see another brother lose their life so young," Webster said.

Twitter activist Shaun King announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to Brown's killers.

Brown testified on day 2 of Guyger's murder trial. His testimony was key because it conflicted with Guyger's claim that she shot "an intruder" after he refused her verbal commands.

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Brown broke down in tears on the witness stand when he recalled hearing the 26-year-old accountant singing gospel music in his apartment every morning.

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who represents the Jean family, tweeted that Brown was "ambushed" and shot "at close range" in the mouth and chest as he got out of his car at his apartment complex on Friday night.

His tweet sparked rampant rumors that Brown's murder was in retaliation for his testimony in court.

Merritt later clarified that he didn't know where Brown was shot. But he hinted that Brown may have been targeted for testifying against Guyger, 31.

"Brown lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence, either state sanctioned or otherwise. We have more work to do deal with the constant threats to our community both from within and without," Merritt said on Saturday.

"Brown deserves the same justice he sought to ensure the Jean family. The Dallas County criminal justice system must mobilized to identify his killer and see that he is held accountable for this murder," he added.

Merritt said he spoke with Brown's mother and that she is "devastated."

Dallas County prosecutor Jason Hermus, praised Brown on Saturday, saying he was "brave" to testify. Hermus said more people should be like him.

"He bravely came forward to testify when others wouldn't," said Hermus. "If we had more people like him, we would have a better world."
 

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President Donald Trump credited Black people with building America during a speech at the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House on Friday, Oct. 4.

"You know, you're just starting to get real credit for that, OK," Trump said. "I don't know if you know that, you're just starting to get — you built the nation. We all built it, but you were such a massive part of it. Bigger than you were given credit for. Does that make sense?"

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"You broke the sound barrier," Trump said, referring to the noise level as the young Black professionals stood and cheered. "I've never heard it quite like that, and I appreciate it. We love you," he told the crowd.

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The president praised conservative commentators Candace Owens and Terrence Williams and White House aide Ja'Ron Smith, inviting them to share the stage with him, Yahoo News reported.

He complimented Owens, saying she is a "star" who is not only "tough" but also "beautiful" - before he caught himself.

"Under the #MeToo generation, we're not allowed to say [beautiful]," Trump said. "So all of you young, brilliant guys, never, ever call a woman beautiful, please. You're not allowed to do it," he joked.

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Owens noted that, 2 years into their first term, every president looks older. "He seems to be the only president that's getting younger!" she said.

Trump took a jab at the Democrats who are desperate to impeach him before the 2020 election.

"While we are fighting every day to build up our nation, the far left only wants to wreck, ruin and destroy our nation,” he said. “And you know better than anybody, for the last three years, Democrat lawmakers, their deep-state cronies, the fake news media, they've been colluding in their effort to overturn the presidential election — 63 million people voted — and to nullify the votes of the American people and many African American people voted for Trump, even then. Now they like me more."

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Then Trump and Vice President Mike Pence bowed their heads, as a young Ethiopian woman prayed for him. Afterwards, the crowd chanted "USA!" and "four more years!"

Watch the emotional video below.
 

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Amber Guyger, the former Dallas cop who fatally shot her unarmed Black neighbor in his own apartment, cried on the witness stand on day 5 of her murder trial.

Guyger, 31, claims she was "scared to death" when she shot Botham Jean twice as he stood up from the sofa when she entered his apartment on the night of Sept. 6, 2018.

She cried while defense attorney Toby Shook questioned her about the events that led up to the shooting.

Guyger testified that she believed a stranger was inside her own apartment when she arrived home after working a 13-hour shift.

"I was scared to death," Guyger said, adding that her "heart rate just skyrocketed."

The Dallas native said she "never wanted to take an innocent person's life."

Guyger then reenacted how she arrived at the apartment on the 4th floor - one floor above her own.

She testified that when she put the key into the lock she noticed the door was ajar. She then saw the silhouette of a figure and pulled out her gun and yelled, "Let me see your hands! Let me see hands!" she said.

She said she saw the figure move and that Jean yelled "Hey! Hey! Hey!" in an "aggressive" voice.

"I was scared he was going to kill me," she testified.

Prosecutors say Guyger was so distracted by steamy text messages from her police officer lover that she didn't notice Jean was sitting in his own living room eating a bowl of ice cream.

Dallas Det. Stephen Clearly also pointed out that Guyger's apartment had photos hanging on a wall, a bookshelf in the corner and a small table with a vase of flowers against the wall. Jean's apartment had art hanging on the wall behind the couch, an ottoman in the living room and a workstation set up near the bar.

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Malik Yoba stormed off the set of an interview with The Root after he was questioned about soliciting a teenage transgender street walker.

Yoba, 52, made headlines last month after he admitted he was sexually attracted to males who wear feminine attire.

Insisting he is a heterosexual male who loves "all women," Yoba called on Black men to set aside their personal beliefs and consider having relationships with male-to-female (MtF) transgenders.

In a lengthy post that has since been deleted, Yoba introduced his Caucasian "girlfriend" who was born a male named Brad "BJ" Hendrix.

He called BJ "the most incredible woman I've ever had the pleasure of loving. My truest reflection ever!"

The NY Undercover actor appeared on numerous urban radio and TV talk shows to discuss his transgender obsession. But a recent interview didn't end well.

Via Vlad TV -- "During a recent interview with The Root, Yoba was asked about the allegations and became irate. "It's a set up. I don't like this. We said we were going to talk about policies. I don't appreciate this at all. This is not what we f*cking discussed. We sat for four f*cking hours. We sat for four f**king hours," the actor yelled. "F**k you! This is my f**king life," said Yoba before storming off."

 

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Many are saying President Trump pulled an epic chess move by leaking information to an unidentified “whistleblower" after the latest impeachment effort blew up in the Democrats' faces.

Trump was on the hot seat for allegedly pressuring Ukraine's president to reopen an investigation into Joe Biden and his son.

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On Tuesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an unofficial impeachment inquiry into Trump.

Then Trump did something the Democrats did not expect - he released the unredacted transcript of the phone conversation between himself and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The transcript, which did not contain the bombshell the Democrats had hoped for - did allow Trump to get the word "CrowdStrike" trending on Twitter. He also mentioned the fact that Biden bragged about firing the Ukraine prosecutor who was investigating his son, Hunter.

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Hunter Biden was paid $50,000 per month to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. Hunter also received $1.5 billion from China. Funds that Republicans claim were influence peddling.

Elizabeth Warren, who passed Biden in the polls this week, hesitated when asked whether she would allow her vice president's son to sit on the board of a foreign company. "No," she said before adding, "I don't know. I mean I'd have to go back and look at the details."

Within an hour after the White House released the transcript, Twitter users uploaded a video that shows Biden bragging about withholding a billion dollars from Ukraine if the prosecutor wasn't fired.

"You're not getting the billion dollars. Call Barack," Biden says. "If the prosecutor isn't fired, you're not getting the money."

 

The Democrats accused Trump of withholding military aid to Ukraine. Now here is Biden admitting he did the same thing as vice president.

The damning video embarrassed Biden and the Democrats. Flustered Democrats are demanding to know why Pelosi rushed the impeachment inquiry without first reviewing the evidence.

Biden's loose lips is probably why former President Barack Obama pleaded with him not to run for president.

Obama's choice for the nomination is California Senator Kamala Harris. But she has gone missing from the headlines in recent weeks and is no longer considered a serious contender.

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Fantasia says more women are single these days because too many women want to be leaders rather than walk alongside their men.

The 35-year-old American Idol winner discussed gender roles in an interview with the Breakfast Club on Monday, Sept. 16.

"We need more men to stand up and lead the way," she said. "Most women are trying to be the leader, that's why you can't find a man. You can't be the king in the house. Fall back and be the queen and let your man lead the way."

The mom-of-2, who is happily married to Kendall Taylor, continued:

"I feel like it's a generational thing, and we can talk and we can go real deep on that, I don't need to start that. But it's a generational curse in how society has placed our men, and women have to stand up and be the mother and the father and the provider. So now, you're so bad you can’t be told nothing that when the right man comes, you lose him because you're trying to be the man."

She said team work is the key to a happy marriage and that women should "learn to submit" and let men be natural born leaders.

"At the end of the day I'm the neck, my man's the head. So he can't make any moves without his wife. It all works together. But you can't be the head of the house. You got to let the man be the head of the house. But it's a generational thing and it's what we've been taught. Stand up, be strong… And a dude comes and everything about you is a man.

"You have to learn how to submit. You can still be a queen. A king needs his queen. It's certain things that he can't see that we see. Anybody play chess? We work together. But the queen has to sit back and allow the king to be the king."

 

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On Monday Wendy Williams tearfully announced her popular daytime talk show was renewed through 2022. The TV personality, who has had her share of heartbreaks this year, was clearly relieved to finally get the news off her chest.

"I got through the whole show without shedding a tear," she said before making her big announcement.

"The Wendy Show has been renewed through 2022!"

But even though Wendy's show was renewed, Page Six reports the show will definitely be cancelled after the 2022 season.

Page Six claims The Wendy Show's producer Debmar-Mercury "likely" renewed the show because there was nothing else to air in its time slot.

"They don't have anyone strong enough to replace her. They were back into a corner," an inside source told Page Six. "She will surely not be coming back beyond the two-season renewal. This will be her swan song."

Wendy had her share of problems in 2019. She filed for divorce from her cheating husband, Kevin Hunter, after he fathered a baby girl with his longtime mistress, Sharina Hudson.
 

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A Detroit woman faces attempted murder charges after shooting her life partner 11 times, including 4 times in the vagina.

Police have not formally charged Tiffany Wallace, but she is being held without bond after shooting Airrion Wallace 11 times on Monday morning.

Wallace said Tiffany Wallace shot her after she asked for a divorce after 12 years of marriage.

In an interview with Fox 2 News from her hospital bed, Wallace said she asked for a divorce after she caught Tiffany with another woman.

"Because I can handle a lot of things but I cannot handle infidelity," she told Fox 2.

"She shot me four times in my vagina, four times in my leg, three times in my stomach," Wallace said.

"She wanted me to die because she has always felt if she can't have me, no one can have me."

She said she stayed conscious long enough to stumble outside and ask neighbors for help.

"I had to gather as much strength as I could, to get down my stairs and get outside, because the neighbors had heard it," she said. "As soon as I opened the door there was already people out there. I said, 'Please can you call the police.'"

Police arrested Tiffany Wallace outside her home. She told police she shot Wallace in self-defense, according to Fox 2.

The family uploaded graphic photos to a Gofundme account to raise money for Wallace's hospital bills.
 

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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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Sports journalist Stephen A. Smith didn't bite his tongue while discussing NFL Diva Antonio Brown on ESPN on Monday.

When asked what he makes of Brown joining the New England Patriots, Smith responded, "What I make of it is that he's a disgrace. There's no way to slice that. I can't excuse the kind of behavior that he has exhibited. It's absolutely positively embarrassing."

Smith went on to say Brown should be ashamed of himself and his family and friends should be ashamed of him.

"Nobody should condone this kind of behavior," he added. "Because when you look at it, you can talk about whether it was orchestrated or not or whatever, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."

Brown, 31, reportedly forced his way out of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization only to be picked up by the Oakland Raiders.

While still in training camp, Brown threw one diva tantrum after another until the Raiders showed him the door on Saturday.

According to published reports, Brown's exit from the Raiders was orchestrated so he could sign with the Patriots for a one-year deal worth $15 million. That's $15 million less than he would have earned if he'd behaved himself with the Raiders.
 

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Malik Yoba's three children are being harassed after his shocking confession that he is attracted to male-to-female (MtF) transgenders.

Malik, 51, confessed he is a "trans attracted" man in a lengthy post on his Instagram account last week.

Malik returned to Instagram on Labor Day to thank his followers for their positive messages and words of encouragement.

"I want to say thank you all. All the good folks who've reached out in the last 24 hours," he said in a video. "Seeing my name, talking about 'trans attraction: Malik Yoba.' So, here's the thing. We're human beings, and we're all part of the guide body, and so, unfortunately, part of our mechanism is that we need to judge and characterize and ostracize and vilify and demonize the things we don't understand."

While the majority of his followers have been positive, the actor said his three children are receiving "foul messages" on social media ever since his revelation.

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Malik is pictured in 2011 with his children (L-R) Dena, now 18, Josiah, now 17, and Pria, now 21.

"Just because you don't understand something does not make it wrong," the actor told the trolls who are harassing his kids.

Malik encouraged his followers to join him for the transgender march on Washington in three weeks.

"September 27, 28, Washington DC, the trans visibility march in DC, I will be there doing my 'Love and Trauma workshop: The Trans Experience'," he added. "I invite you all to join."
 

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Defending U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan consoled a crying Cori "Coco" Gauff of the United States after she defeated the teen phenom in the Women's Singles round 3 match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 6 of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens, New York City on Sunday.

Osaka dropped just three games on her way to an easy 6-3, 6-0 win over the Florida teenager.

After embracing at the net Osaka consoled the sobbing 15-year-old near the umpire's chair. Osaka, 21, asked Gauff to remain on the court for the on court interview.

"She did amazing and I'm going to learn a lot from this match," Gauff said. "She's been so sweet to me, so thank you for this.

"Once again, thank you, Naomi. I don't want people to think that I'm trying to take this moment away from her. She really deserves it, so thank you."

Gauff became the youngest woman to win two matches at the U.S. Open since 1996.

Osaka also fought back tears as she reminisced about playing on the junior tennis tour.

"I don't want to cry," Osaka said. "I remember I used to see you guys training in the same place as us. For me, the fact that both of us made it, and we're both still working as hard as we can, I think it's incredible. I think you guys are amazing. I think Coco, you're amazing."

The showdown between Osaka and Gauff topped the tennis rankings on ESPN2.
 

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Fans are concerned for Atlanta rapper Lil Baby's health after viral video shows him jerking uncontrollably during a radio interview. The "Perfect Timing" rapper exhibited involuntary jerking movements of his head and upper torso during a recent interview with Atlanta's Hot 107.9.

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There wasn't a dry eye in the house when R&B/Soul legend Diana Ross serenaded Michael Jackson's mom, Katherine Jackson, at her sold out Las Vegas residency show. Ms. Ross, 75, sang a rendition of Michael Jackson's hit "You Are Not Alone". Diana posted a video on her Instagram page on Saturday, Aug. 17 (watch video below).

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During a press conference to announce his lucrative deal with the NFL on Wednesday, rap mogul Jay-Z blinked rapidly when a reporter asked him if he would kneel or stand during the National Anthem. Some of my readers expressed skepticism and demanded to see video of Jay-Z blinking rapidly.

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There's an old saying that goes, "If you let a person talk long enough, they will reveal their true intentions." Presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, who has dubbed himself the "gaffe machine", made another Freudian slip while speaking to voters in Iowa on Thursday.

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LeBron James is speaking out about the NCAA's new rule, which LeBron believes unfairly targets him and his close friend and agent Rich Paul, pictured right. The new NCAA policy has been dubbed the "Rich Paul Rule", even though it doesn't mention him at all.

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Tuesdays is a family tradition in LeBron James' home. "Taco Tuesday" is the day the NBA superstar sits down with his children to share a hearty lunch of tacos and veggies. LeBron usually posts a video of the tradition on his social media. But yesterday's video was not well received.

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