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Minneapolis police are refusing to enter the George Floyd Autonomous Zone even when responding to homicide calls.

Shootings are a nightly occurrence in the eight blocks surrounding 38th Street and Chicago Ave, known as "George Floyd Square," where Floyd died.

Multiple Black people have been killed in the zone since its creation last September.

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In one incidence of violence, a Black woman was pushed out of a window during a domestic dispute. Despite her severe injuries and profuse bleeding, police refused to accompany paramedics inside the zone.

"Is it possible to have her move at least a block away, maybe [to] 38 and 10th?" asked the police officer in audio of the 911 call.

The 911 dispatcher replied, "She is bleeding and cut everywhere, but we'll call her back and ask her to move a block away."

Another shooting resulted in the death of a pregnant Black woman late last month. Leneesha Columbus was shot in the zone. Despite her serious injury, police refused to go into the zone.

"We'll meet at 34th and Elliot, see if we can get the victim extracted to a closer location to us. And no lights or sirens, please," an officer told dispatch. When police finally extracted her from the zone, Columbus was pronounced dead.

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Imaz Wright and a second victim, both Black women, were shot during a gang-related incident on March 6th.

Police were told that the victims would be carried to them at the edge of the zone. Wright died before she could receive medical treatment.

Business owners and residents, many of them black, have pleaded with the police to enter the zone because they fear for their lives. The merchants feel abandoned by the police and the city.

"The city left me in danger," Alexander W, owner of the Smoke in The Pit restaurant, told the New York Post last month. "They locked us up in here and left us behind."

Some of the business owners created a GoFundMe page for donations to help them survive in the zone. So far, the account has raised over $13,000 of the stated $400,000 goal.

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Before Bill and Melinda Gates tied the knot in 1994, they reportedly had an arrangement that he could take his ex-girlfriend on an annual weekend getaway.

Bill and entrepreneur Ann Winblad started dating in 1984. They broke up in 1987, according to a Time magazine profile on Bill Gates.

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"Even now, Gates has an arrangement with his wife that he and Winblad (pictured left) can keep one vacation tradition alive," Walter Isaacson wrote in 1997. "Every spring, as they have for more than a decade, Gates spends a long weekend with Winblad at her beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they ride dune buggies, hang-glide and walk on the beach."

Bill told Isaacson they spent time studying biotechnology, bioengineering and science. Bill said they played "putt-putt while discussing biotechnology.

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Winblad, pictured in this photo dated 1984, said she and Bill would "marvel about how, as two young overachievers, we began a great adventure on the fringes of a little-known industry and it landed us at the center of an amazing universe."

While on vacation in Brazil, Bill and Winblad reportedly studied bioengineering, and James' Watson's textbook, Molecular Biology of the Gene.

While in Santa Barbara, California, they listened to tapes Winblad recorded of American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman's lectures at Cornell.

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They were so close that after they broke up Bill asked for her approval to marry Melinda (pictured).

Winblad approved of their union, telling Bill that Melinda would be a "good match" because "she had intellectual stamina."

Bill and Melinda wed on New Year's Day 1994, and together they committed to fighting poverty, disease and inequity around the world.

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They announced their divorce on Tuesday, May 4. Melinda stated their marriage was "irretrievably broken."

The couple's three grown children will inherit less than 1% of their parents' $130 billion fortune.

The couple have pledged to donate at least half of their wealth to charitable causes.

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A federal judge overturned the Centers for Disease Control's nationwide ban on evictions.

On Wednesday, May 5, D.C. District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled the CDC does not have legal authority to freeze evictions nationwide.

The CDC invoked the 1944 Public Health Service Act, to prevent the spread of communicable diseases between states.

However, Judge Friedrich ruled Wednesday that the CDC did not have the legal authority to impose a nationwide freeze on evictions.

According to Bloomberg, $47 billion in federal aid was slow to reach cash-strapped landlords who were forced to sell their properties to wealthy investors.

The eviction moratorium included all federally backed residential properties nationwide for tenants earning less than $99,000 in annual income.

The CDC had extended the eviction moratorium twice. Judge Friedrich ruled that the CDC overstepped its authority by extending the eviction freeze.

Landlords who violated the eviction moratorium faced fines up to $250,000, one year in jail, or both.

Many landlords filed lawsuits, claiming that the CDC exceeded its authority.

The Biden administration had sought to extend the eviction moratorium through June 30.

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Garrett Rolfe, the fired officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta last year, has been reinstated to the police force with back pay.

Rolfe was reinstated by the Atlanta Civil Service Board, 11 Alive News reported. The board released its decision Wednesday stating:

"Due to the City’s failure to comply with several provisions of the Code and the information received during witnesses’ testimony, the Board concludes the Appellant was not afforded his right to due process. Therefore, the Board GRANTS the Appeal of Garrett Rolfe and revokes his dismissal as an employee of the APD."

Brooks was gunned down by Rolfe in a Wendy's parking lot while fleeing from police on the night of June 12, 2020.

Brooks wrestled a taser away from Rolfe during the ensuing scuffle. Surveillance video shows Brooks turning and pointing the taser at Rolfe who then fired three shots, killing Brooks.

Brooks, 27, died from 3 gunshot wounds to the back. His death was ruled a homicide by the Fulton County Coroner's Office. Rolfe was fired after officials determined the use of deadly force was not justifiable.

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The shooting sparked riots and civil unrest in Atlanta and prompted calls by local Black Lives Matter activists to defund the police.

When Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined the protests to defund the police, APD officers called out sick and refused to respond to non-violent calls.

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Mayor Bottoms further heightened tensions between city hall and the police union by attending Brooks' star-studded funeral. She is pictured embracing Tomika Miller, mother of 3 of Brooks' children.

Rolfe appealed his termination last year. He received donations from a fund created by conservative activist Candace Owens.

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YouTube announced a new lineup of shows including original series starring Will Smith and Alicia Keys.

Will is starring in a six-part reality series that focuses on his fitness journey after declaring he is "in the worst shape of my life."

Alicia will star in her own four-part series that takes fans behind the scenes of her new studio album. The mom of 2 and stepmom of 3 is best known for her hit songs "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You", and "Diary."

YouTube also announced the return of Liza Koshy's Liza on Demand, as well as a new special featuring Asian American chefs, activists, celebrities and creators. LeBron James and Michelle Kwan are executive producers.

Additionally, YT is launching a new special titled Barbershop Medicine, which explores the intersections or socioeconomic and race under the #YouTube Black Voices Fund.

The new series are part of YouTube's efforts to transition from subscriber-only shows featuring content creators to ad-supported shows that feature mainstream stars like Will Smith and Kevin Hart.
 

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Safaree and Erica Mena Samuels announced they are pregnant with their second child after pretending to split up earlier this year. The reality TV stars are parents to infant daughter Safire.

The proud dad confirmed the pregnancy on Instagram, writing, "Safire got a sibling New baby who dis?? [praying hands emojis] #2under2 time to get neutered."

Erica shared a series of pregnancy photos on her own Instagram account on Monday, May 3. She captioned one shot, "More Life [heart emoji]. Who wants that perfect love story anyway."

Safaree, 39, and Erica, 33, met on the set of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York. The struggling rapper and the reality TV star tied the knot on October 7, 2019. They welcomed their daughter 4 months later.

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He announced their breakup in a now-deleted tweet in February.

"I mean this from the bottom of my heart getting married was 1 of my BIGGEST mistakes and it will never happen again. I'm walking away before I End up in jail over some dumb shit. Nobody is worth my freedom!!!"

Erica, a former bisexual, clapped back:

"Since you always run to social media like a little girl I might as well join in. I absolutely agree with you on this. You are the most selfish, vain and inconsiderate person. And not just with me but your only daughter!"

Normally, a marriage wouldn't survive after a wife publicly outs her husband as a man with feminine tendencies.

Thankfully, they realize how important it is for their infant daughter to be raised by two parents of the opposite sex.

Will Smith shared a shirtless photo on his Instagram page after declaring he is in the "worst shape" of his life.

"I'm gonna be real wit yall - I'm in the worst shape of my life," the 52-year-old father-of-three wrote in the caption of a photo revealing his beer belly.

He captioned another shirtless post:

"This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry. I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins…this is it! Imma get in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!!!!! Teaming up with @YouTube to get my health & wellness back on track. Hope it works!"

Will's followers tried to be helpful by sending him videos of high-impact workouts to give him motivation.

Will joked: "Y'all tryna kill me with these workouts in my DMs!! I'm lucky if I make it off the elliptical today hahaha."

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A midlife crisis occurs during the transition from young adult to middle-age, typically 45 to 65 years old. It is a time when men and women (particularly men) begin to struggle with their mortality and virility.

The symptoms intensify after their 50th birthday.

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This period can be stressful for some individuals. They experience anxiety, or sadness, weight gain, insomnia, and fatigue. For others, midlife is an opportunity for growth and to discover personal strengths and weaknesses.

Signs & Symptoms of Midlife Crisis

Below are some signs and symptoms of midlife crisis.

  • Concerns about death or getting older
  • Feeling of boredom or discontent
  • Seeking new adventures in life
  • Low self-esteem, feeling suffocated, or boredom
  • Questioning the true meaning of life
  • Seeking romance outside of marriage
  • Sudden obsession with body weight and style of dressing
  • Spending money on items such as cars, boats or cosmetic surgery
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    Maskless Instagram model Sydney Chase was spotted leaving BOA Steakhouse after dining with her gal pals amid Tristan Thompson cheating claims. Tristan sent a cease-and-desist to the podcast outlet that first aired Sydney's scandalous claims. The CDC issued new guidance last week for fully vaccinated individuals.

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    Sydney had something to say about Tristan's cease-and-desist when she ran into the paparazzi outside the restaurant. "I'm telling the truth, and that's all that matters," she said defiantly. Sydney also mentioned she doesn't have beef with Khloe. Video shot by HEDO / BACKGRID.


     

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    Former "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez is among the celebrities who removed their face masks and face coverings after the CDC issued new Covid-19 guidance last week. The fierce reality TV personality showed off her killer curves and toned abs as she stepped out to dinner at Catch LA in West Hollywood.

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    Justin Bieber, dressed in a oversized red sweater and no mask, was spotted stepping out with wifey Hailey Bieber, who is dressed to the nines with no mask after date night at Craig's.

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    Madonna and her 26-year-old boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams attended her son David Banda's soccer game. The eccentric hit-maker and her beau went maskless -- as did David and his siblings, twins Stelle and Estere, and their 15-year-old sister Mercy James.

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    Supermodel Kendall Jenner showcased her toned model frame as she was spotted arriving maskless for dinner at Nobu.

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    Kendall's father, California gubernatorial hopeful Caitlyn Jenner was spotted dining with a businessman at a Starbucks in Malibu. The budding politician wore a floral skirt with a black top and no face mask.

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    Vivica A. Fox offered some sisterly advice to Khloe Kardashian during an episode of Cocktails With Queens.

    The 56-year-old actress shared her opinion of Khloe's one-sided relationship with serial cheater Tristan Thompson.

    "It's time for Khloe to stop being a damn doormat for Tristan," Vivica said.

    Vivica urged Khloe to have some self-respect and stop chasing Tristan.

    "First of all, you are a Kardashian, girl. I'm sure it's plenty of brothers lining up. They all just wanna take a trip, you know what I mean. At this point, do you really want this kind of man to be a parental father figure to your children? The fact that he can't even respect mama? What foundation are you on, period?"

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    Tristan, 30, has struggled to be a faithful ex-husband to Khloe, 36, with whom he shares a daughter, True Thompson, 3.

    He reportedly sent a cease-and-desist to model Sydney Chase, 23, who claims she had a steamy sex session with him in January.

    Sydney won't stop talking about her fling with Tristan. She reportedly said Tristan told her he's just not that into Khloe, who has had extensive plastic surgery to appeal to men.

    The Boston Celtics star also sent a cease-and-desist to Adam John Grandmaison, host of the "No Jumper" podcast, where Sydney first revealed her fling with the promiscuous ball player.

    Grandmaison told Page Six on Tuesday that he erased the podcast video after consulting with his attorney.

    "Yeah, we got a cease-and-desist and deleted it. Honestly, I wouldn't have posted it in the first place if I knew it was going to mess up a relationship."

    The cease-and-desist, obtained by Page Six, states that Sydney (pictured) made "numerous false and defamatory statements” about Tristan on the podcast.

    "You recklessly allowed Ms. Chase to make outlandish false statements about my client on the podcast without seeking to verify her claims in any way," the letter states.
     

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    Tameka "Tiny" Harris clapped back at her former bestie and hair stylist Shekinah Jo, who claimed Tiny told her what to say about Sabrina Peterson.

    Over the weekend, Shekinah Jo claimed Tiny turned her back on their friendship after coaching her to slander Tiny's other former friend, Sabrina, who accused Tiny's husband, rapper T.I., of putting a gun to her head.

    Sabrina also claimed T.I. and Tiny were sexual predators who drugged and preyed on unsuspecting women over the years.

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    T.I. and Tiny have vigorously denied the allegations through their attorney. But Tiny was outraged over Shekinah's allegations.

    According to RhymeswithSnitch, after the story was picked up by The Neighborhood Talk Instagram gossip blog, Tiny stepped into the comment section to deny the claims and call Shekinah the B-word.

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