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A baggage handler died when her hair became entangled in a conveyor belt while offloading a Frontier flight in Louisiana on Tuesday night.

Jermani Thompson, 26, was killed in a freak accident at approximately 10:20 p.m. at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, according to reports.

Thompson was offloading baggage from a Frontier flight after it landed when her hair became tangled in the conveyor belt loader.

She was rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The tragic incident led to Frontier canceling one flight Wednesday.

Thompson was a contract worker for GAT Airline Ground Support which has a contract with Louis Armstrong Airport.

"What we know so far is that her hair became entangled with the machinery of the belt loader," GAT CEO Mike Hough told ABC News. "We are heartbroken and are supporting her family and her friends as best as we are able."

Her grieving mom told that Thompson was a talented basketball player, who played for Hesston College in Kansas and Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

"We extend our deepest condolences following the tragic death of a member of our ground handling business partner," an airline spokesperson told in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time."

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Don Lemon expressed his shock that Meghan Markle passed as a mixed woman until she began dating Britain's Prince Harry.

In an interview with Mariah Carey on her Spotify podcast, Meghan said she passed as "mixed" until she started dating her future husband.

"And I think, for us it's so different because we're light-skinned," she told Mariah.

"You're not treated as a Black woman. You're not treated as a white woman, you sort of fit in between. I mean, if there's any time in my life that it's been more focused on my race, it's only once I started dating my husband. Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman. Because up until then, I had been treated like a mixed woman. And things really shifted."

Meghan said her mixed race privilege meant she "did not have to deal with racism" until she married Prince Harry.

Lemon was shocked that Meghan didn't understand the Black experience until she married a white man.

"I commend Meghan Markle for going there, even though it is a bit shocking that at 30-some years of age, she is just understanding what it's like to be a black woman in America," Lemon told his fellow co-anchors on Wednesday morning.

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Meghan's mother Doria Ragland is Black. Her father Thomas Markle is Caucasian. No one from her father's side of the family attended her royal wedding in 2018.

Watch the video below.

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Atlanta Municipal Court judge Terrinee L. Gundy was suspended by the Georgia Supreme Court for ethics lapses.

Gundy's ethics troubles culminated last week when the Supreme Court ordered her to receive a public reprimand and be suspended 90 days without pay.

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Gundy, pictured right with Dr. Jackie Walters in 2018, was under investigation for showing up late to court multiple times and canceling court sessions so she could celebrity attend events.

The ruling also notes that Gundy refused to allow six defendants to be brought to her courtroom from the jail in March 2017. They remained incarcerated for several days after they should have been released.

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Earlier this year, the police were called to a loud house party at a rented mansion near Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead.

Police gave Gundy a citation for a noise violation after she hired a marching band to perform at the party.

"I just borrowed it from one of my friends, so I didn't actually pay a fee or anything," Gundy told the officer about the notorious $1.8 million party house, once owned by rapper Young Thug.

Police said the mansion rental and marching band would have cost Gundy about $5,000 to $10,000 to rent.

The officer who responded to neighbors complaints, said the house party was "loud as hell."

One neighbor told the cop: "This is absolutely ridiculous. I've got children trying to sleep. Ya'll need to lock their a**es up."

Gundy's attorney told Channel 2 investigative reporter Richard Belcher that the loud party and the citation were a private matter.

Gundy was appointed to the bench as a city judge by her boyfriend, former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, in 2013.

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Dennis Rodman says he won't travel to Russia to help free WNBA star Brittney Griner from prison.

The former Chicago Bulls star changed his mind after the White House said he did not have permission to go.

On Saturday, Rodman told NBC News he was making the trip to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But Rodman, 61, backtracked on Tuesday, saying he will not travel to the Communist country after all.

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Griner, 31, was convicted of smuggling cannabis oil into Russia and sentenced to 9 years in prison on August 4.
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The White House frowned on Rodman's plans to travel to Russia, despite his claims that he had permission to go to Russia "to help that girl."


U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price told ABC News on Monday that Rodman "would not be traveling on behalf of the U.S. government."

The US offered to swap a Russian arms dealer for Griner and another American prisoner.

"We believe that anything other than negotiating further through the established channel is likely to complicate and hinder those release efforts," Price said.

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Rodman has a history of acting as an informal ambassador to the United States and interfering in foreign affairs.

The NBA Hall of Famer is credited with helping to secure the release of American prisoner Kenneth Bae from North Korea in 2014. Rodman is pictured with Kim Jong-un (right) in North Korea in 2014.

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Magic Johnson denied "false stories" that he donated blood to Covid-19 patients and underprivileged children.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend tweeted on Tuesday, "I'm aware of the false story circling the Internet and to be clear, I have never donated blood."

The rumors started after a photo circulated on Twitter showing Johnson having his blood drawn.

According to the Associated Press, the photo is from a 2012 documentary called "Endgame: AIDS in Black America." The image shows Johnson having his blood drawn at a doctor's office, not donating blood.

Johnson announced he was infected with the HIV virus during a press conference in 1991. The news shocked the sports world.

The American Red Cross bans people infected with HIV from donating blood, even if the viral load is undetectable.


The Biden administration disapproves of Dennis Rodman's travel plans to Russia to negotiate for Brittney Griner's release from prison.

Over the weekend, Rodman, 61, told NBC News that he plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to ask for Griner's release.

"I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl," Rodman told NBC News in Washington DC on Saturday. "I'm trying to go this week."

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Griner, 31, was recently sentenced to serve 9 years in prison for smuggling cannabis oil into Russia in mid-February. She began serving her sentence on August 4.
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It isn't clear who granted Rodman's approval to travel to Russia. The US State Department issued a travel advisory warning Americans not to travel to Russia.

A senior official with the Biden administration made it clear the White House did not approve of Rodman's travel plans.

"It is public information that the administration has made a significant offer to the Russians and anything other than negotiating further through the established channel is likely to complicate and hinder release efforts," the official said.

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According to Yahoo! Sports, Rodman is very familiar with Putin.

The former NBA star traveled to Russia in 2014 at President Vladimir Putin's invitation. He later called Putin "cool."

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Griner is pictured leaving a Russian court after her sentencing on August 4.

The US State Department offered to swap a Russian arms dealer for Griner and ex-Marine Paul Whelan who has been incarcerated in Russia since 2018 on espionage charges.

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Dennis Rodman is flexing his diplomacy skills once again. Rodman is planning to travel to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin to ask for WNBA star Britney Griner's release from prison.

"I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl," Rodman, 61, told NBC News in Washington DC on Saturday. "I'm trying to go this week."
RELATED: Kanye West heads to North Korea with Dennis Rodman to meet Kim Jong-un
The former NBA star says he knows the Russian president "too well."

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Griner, 31, was recently sentenced to serve 9 years in prison for smuggling cannabis oil into Russia in mid-February.

Attorneys for Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, filed an appeal of her prison sentence.

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Griner is pictured leaving a Russian court after her sentencing on August 4.

According to the New York Post, it isn't clear who gave Rodman permission to travel to Russian.

An approved visa is required to enter Russia. The US State Department issued a travel advisory warning Americans not to travel to Russia, which is at war with Ukraine.

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Rodman is credited with helping to prevent World War III by traveling to North Korea to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left).

Rodman helped secure the release of American prisoner Kenneth Bae from North Korea in 2014.

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According to a report, actress Anne Heche's car was remotely hacked and controlled by an unknown person before it crashed.

Rumors swirled online that Heche's car was remotely hacked because she was about to release a film exposing sex trafficking in Hollywood.

According to an article in Motoring Life, a security flaw in Mini Cooper cars left the vehicles open to hacking.

"The fear that your car can be hacked and made to crash is not new, and it's not completely unfounded," the Washington Post wrote in a recent article. "Concerns about automotive cyber security have been raised since automakers began outfitting cars and trucks with computer-controlled systems."

Heche, 53, was pronounced brain dead days after her electric Mini Cooper crashed into a house in the Mar Vista neighborhood on Aug. 5.

Seconds before the fiery crash, the actress' car plowed into a garage at an apartment complex. A resident ran outside and snapped a photo of Heche before she sped off.

Minutes later, a Ring doorbell camera captured the blue Mini Cooper careening down a residential street. Seconds later, brakes screeching followed by a collision can be heard on the Ring camera.

The impact sparked a blaze that destroyed the house. The homeowner barely made it out alive with her two dogs and a turtle.

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Heche was pulled out of the home's rubble about an hour later.

Video footage from a Los Angeles news station shows Heche covered in a white sheet on a gurney. Firefighters apparently did not provide emergency medical treatment such as oxygen or intravenous fluids - life-saving measures that are standard for a patient suffering from smoke inhalation and burns.

Videos show Heche sitting up on the gurney and appearing to struggle with the firefighters.

The firefighters likely assumed she was dead - until she threw the sheet off of her face and sat up abruptly on the gurney.

Paramedics rushed Heche to the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital where she slipped into a coma and died on August 11.

A salon owner who spoke with Heche minutes before the crash said she was alert and did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Richard Glass, owner of Glass Hair Design salon in Venice Beach, said Heche stopped in to buy a red wig from him.

Glass shared a photo of himself posing with the star on Instagram. He captioned the image: "So I met @anneheche today and she purchased a #redwig so random.."

Glass vigorously denied rumors that he supplied the actress with drugs prior to the accidents.

Blood work showed Heche had fentanyl and cocaine in her system in the hospital.

Heche previously discussed her battles with drugs in interviews and on her podcast.

"I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life," she told ABC News in 2001.

Heche said she used drugs because of unresolved childhood issues. She said she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

"I'm not crazy, but it's a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me."

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Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio, dated actress and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s. Following their breakup, she stripped down to her bra and panties in the California desert and walked a mile to a stranger's home, where she showered before she was transported to a hospital mental ward.

"I was told to go to a place where I would meet a spaceship," Heche told the homeowner. "I was told in order to get on the spaceship that I would have to take a hit of ecstasy."

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Last week, Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed live-streamed a video titled "Tariq Nasheed: Abolish The FBI?"

Days later, the FBI showed up at Tariq's door asking "random questions."

Apparently that wasn't the FBI's first visit to Tariq's home in recent days.

The midterm elections are coming up in November - and Tariq is talking too much about the wrong subjects.

In this new post-COVID America, activists like Tariq can be silenced or disappeared.

Joe Biden signed a new bill into law giving federal agencies the money and manpower to silence people like Tariq who talk too much.

The thought police showed up at Tariq's door to make sure he understands that his way of thinking is not approved by the government. Especially this close to midterms.

They are in control, and they plan to stay in control by any means necessary.

If they can raid a former US president's private residence, Tariq doesn't stand a chance.

As the late, great Whitney Houston once said: "Watch what you say!"

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A Texas police department is defending an officer who took selfies with teenage gun rights activist Kyle Rittenhouse.

The officer pulled Rittenhouse over for speeding in Thrall, Texas, a small city with a population of about 800, near Austin.

The officer took a selfie with the 19-year-old gun enthusiast and the image was posted on the Thrall Police Department's Facebook page.

"Make those stops, you never know who you might meet. Today it was Kyle Rittenhouse, welcome to Texas," the Thrall Police Department wrote in the caption.

The photo went viral, amassing over 1,800 comments, 1,600 shares and 12,000 likes as of Sunday.

The Thrall Police Department declined to identify the officer who is seen smiling with Rittenhouse.

After a furious backlash, the unapologetic police department updated its original post to note that the teenager was found innocent by a jury of his peers in a court of law.

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"I must have missed something, I believed that this young man was arrested, charged, indicted and then found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Is this not how our country works anymore? The hate in these comments is terrible, if you have information that is contrary to that I would honestly love to hear it."

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Rittenhouse (sitting on ground) was only 17 when he crossed state lines to help protect local businesses during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020.

He was acquitted in 2021 of killing two white men and wounding a third at a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha.

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Wendy Williams was supposed to get access to her bank accounts in July. But Wells Fargo bank is still freezing her funds, according to her manager Will Selby.

Williams, 58, has been battling the bank for control of her estimated $20 million fortune since January 2022.

A financial guardian was appointed to give Williams a monthly allowance.

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A source close to Williams told The US Sun, "her team has not been paid since these accounts were shut. Her manager is relatively new, but there are people who have been working for her this entire time and they haven't seen a dime since the accounts were closed either."

Williams' accounts were frozen after bank officials claimed she has dementia and she's being exploited by people within her inner circle.

Dementia is a degenerative mental disorder characterized by memory loss and impaired thought processes that affects a person's ability to function and carry out activities of daily living.

Some days are better than others for people who suffer from dementia. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It is caused by disease or injury to the brain cells.

A wide-eyed Williams recorded a video message promising her Instagram followers she will be back. The former daytime TV host is shopping a deal for a new podcast series.

Watch the video below.

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A Russian judge sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison on Thursday for smuggling several vape cartridges containing cannabis oil into Russia on February 17.

Judge Anna Sotnikova reduced Griner's 9.5 year sentence by 6 months for time already served.

The judge also ordered Griner to pay 1 million rubles ($16,700 USD) for intentionally breaking Russian law.

Griner stared blankly at the judge when her sentence was translated into English by an interpreter.

The Phoenix Mercury center told the judge she understood she had the right to appeal her conviction.

Rappers 50 Cent, Boosie Badazz, Meek Mill and others reacted to Griner's harsh sentence on social media.

Pop singer Justin Bieber also responded to her conviction and sentencing by offering to help free her.

The Grammy Award winner took to Instagram and asked his followers for suggestions to help him free Griner.

He shared an image of Griner on her way to court. "This hurts. If anyone knows of anyway I can help please let me know," he wrote.

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Griner, who has been detained since her arrest at a Moscow airport, pled guilty on July 7 to accelerate her drug trial.

The Biden administration had offered to swap convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan who was arrested in 2018 and charged with spying for the US.

Sources say Griner knew that any prisoner swap could not occur until her trial was completed. Griner's drug trial, which began in June, was expected to last 6 months under Russian law.

Viktor Bout was convicted in New York of conspiracy to kill Americans in 2012 and sentenced to serve 12 years.

But Russian officials did not express interest in a prisoner exchange for Bout.


Malia Obama's new boyfriend has been identified. According to, Dawit Eklund is an Ethiopian record producer whose father is a retired State Department employee.

Dawit turns 33 next week, making him nine years older than the former president's 24-year-old daughter.

Malia and Dawit were spotted together Thursday, for the third time in 2 weeks. They walked arm-in-arm as they visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Gossip blogs speculated that Dawit was her latest boyfriend after she dumped Rory Farquharson (pictured left).

Malia and Rory met in 2017 when the two were students at Harvard University.


Malia graduated from Harvard last year and moved to the west coast. Presumably, Rory stayed on the east coast.

Dawit is co-founder of Washington, D.C.-based record label 1432 R, which specializes in Ethiopian music. He is also a registered Democrat, according to


Besides bearing a strong resemblance to Barack Obama, Dawit has a cigarette smoking habit just like the former president.

Dawit attended George Washington University where he studied International Development in Africa.

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A Russian judge sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison on Thursday. Griner pleaded guilty last month to smuggling cannabis oil in vape pens into Russia.

Griner's attorneys asked for leniency, but the judge agreed with the prosecution's recommendation for a sentence of 9.5 years.

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Judge Anna Sotnikova reduced the sentence by 6 months for time served, since Griner has been in custody since her arrest in February.

Griner stared blankly at the judge when her sentence was translated into English.

Griner, 31, previously said she was rushing to pack and didn't realize the vape pens were in her luggage.

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The Biden administration has not responded to Griner's quick sentencing. Her trial, which began in June, was expected to last 6 months.

The Biden administration had offered to swap Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan who was arrested in 2018 and charged with spying for the US.

But former President Donald Trump objected to the prisoner swap. Trump called Griner "spoiled", and he said she should remain in Russia if a prisoner exchange meant endangering American lives.

Griner will be transferred from the detention center to a woman's prison to begin serving her sentence.

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Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King threatened to dox two New York Post reporters for exposing his extravagant purchases in a series of articles.

King was outraged that the reporters accused him of using donations to his political action committees (PACs) to buy a $40,000 purebred mastiff dog and a lakefront property.

King posted photos of two New York Post writers on his Facebook and Instagram pages and asked his followers to send him their home addresses and other personal contact information.

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"To Isabel Vincent of the @NYPost," King wrote on Instagram.

"You posted my house online. And caused white supremacists to show up at my doorstep to terrify my wife and kids. You interrupted our entire lives doing so. You know that would happen when you published my home. But you did it anyway."

"And you did it without consequence," he added, according to Daily Beast.

He also posted a photo of a male reporter and asked his supporters to dox him, according to Daily Beast.

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"This is Kevin Sheehan of the @NYPost. He has been attacking me and my family. Send me photos of his home. Send me photos of him. And his family," he wrote.

According to Sheehan, King reportedly used $40,000 in donations from his Grassroots Law PAC to purchase his mastiff dog, Marz.

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Sheehan co-wrote a report on Tuesday about King defending his purchase of the dog.

King, who is white, said the dog was necessary to defend his family from white supremacists.

King deleted his online threats to Sheehan and Vincent, but he later warned the journalists again.

"That's my word," King wrote. "I've been far too kind to all of you that disrupted my life and made my wife and kids cry. Not going to accept it. Cross my family again and see what happens. And I'm backdating this promise a few years."