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San Francisco is replacing its much loathed green garbage bins with sleek new Gucci designer trash cans.

The prototype Gucci trash cans are part of San Francisco's new pilot program to dress up city streets.

Residents and lawmakers are outraged that the stylish trash cans cost $12,000 to $20,000 EACH.

San Francisco Public Works approved spending $537,000 to $840,000 on reserve for the pilot program, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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"$20,000 a can is ridiculous," Supervisor Matt Haney told the San Francisco Chronicle after reluctantly approving the proposal.

The pilot program will install 15 designer trash cans on city streets from November 2021 to January 2022, according to the Chronicle.

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Among the Gucci styles are "smart" cans called "Salt and Pepper", "Slim Silhouette" and "Soft Square." The latter is designed to resemble a man purse.

The Salt and Pepper trash can is designed to look like a salt and pepper shaker.

The edgy "smart" trash cans are "outfitted with sensors that send alerts when they're nearing capacity so they can be emptied before they overflow," San Francisco Public Works said in a release last year.

The city plans to increase police foot patrol to ensure no one steals the fashionable trash cans.
 

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The same giddy women who helped catapult YouTuber Kevin Samuels to stardom now want him gone from the Internet.

Samuels - a self-described relationship expert - made a name for himself by making degrading comments about Black women.

Now his critics want him gone for galvanizing "men of all races and nationalities in the outspoken hatred of women."

Over 12,000 people signed a petition on Change.org calling for Samuels' removal from social media platforms.

The petition claims Samuels' rhetoric has inspired men to commit "Acts of violence, sexually predatory behavior and even death" against women.

"Women feel unsafe in the presence of men who identify with his ideology and have even been berated while going about their daily lives, (yes, even while at work), with criticisms that have been spoken directly from Mr. Samuels’ mouth. The very words that were spoken on social media platforms have permeated every facet of daily life for unsuspecting women."

 

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A pit bull mauled a man like a chew toy when he climbed through a window in his family's New Orleans home. The fatal dog attack occurred at a residence on South Claiborne Avenue at 6:41 p.m. on Sunday.

New Orleans Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the 66-year-old man suffered deep lacerations on both arms and died of severe blood loss. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was a relative of the family that resided in the home. The pit bull was the family pet.

The Louisiana SPCA took control of the dog as police continue the investigation.

Pit bulls are an aggressive breed that are trained to fight to the death. They kill by locking their massive jaws on the victim and shaking the victim like a rag doll.

The DailyMail.com reports there have been at least 11 fatal pit bull attacks so far this year, with 31 people killed by pit bulls in the first nine months of 2020. A majority of the victims were infants and toddlers.

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Deion Sanders checked a white reporter for getting too personal and calling him "Deion".

Sanders, head coach at Jackson State, walked out of a Southwestern Athletic Conference media day event on Tuesday after reporter Nick Suss of The Clarion-Ledger called him "Deion".

The 53-year-old NFL legend told Suss that Alabama coach Nick Saban does not like to be referred to by his first name.

"Hold on, you don't call Nick Saban 'Nick', don't call me Deion... Treat me like Nick."

When the reporter insisted on calling Sanders by his first name, he walked out of the interview.

In a tweet, Sanders called The Clarion-Ledger "FOOLISH" for Suss' disrespectful conduct.

"This is how all of this started, I really Pray for all of us because this was something so minimal that was hilarious to me that you allowed a FOOLISH media outlet and person to play on your Preconceived notions. I'm all about Peace, Love, Work, Commitment, Sacrifice & Forgiveness."

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The Florida State standout played for 14 seasons as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens.

He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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The Nation of Islam's official Twitter account was banned on Monday, apparently for criticizing Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

NOI's Brother Abdul Qiyam Muhammad tweeted: "Unsurprisingly, Twitter,Inc. has suspended The Nation of Islam’s official account: @OfficialNOI."

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NOI's Rizza Islam was targeted by the White House as one of 12 social media accounts behind 65% of the vaccine misinformation online.

Black Twitter reacted to NOI's ban on Tuesday.

One Twitter user wrote: "They used the vaccines to get to the NOI. NOI breaks no rules so they needed another way to ban them. Labeling disagreeing with the vaccines as dangerous was the perfect cover. This ain’t about those damn vaccines. White ppl don’t want them either. It was about getting the NOI."

Another user tweeted: "4 years of Donald Trump and there was no censorship. 6 months of Biden and look at this! So much for the lesser two evils."

And a third wrote: "But #WhiteSupremacists are untouched."

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Jeff Bezos is giving $100 million to CNN contributor Van Jones. Bezos made the announcement during a press conference following his 11-minute space flight on Tuesday.

Bezos also gave $100 million to Chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that provides free meals during natural disasters.

"They can give all to their own charity or they can share their wealth. It's all up to them," Bezos said.

Jones and Chef Andrés Bezos are recipients of Bezos' Courage and Civility Award.

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An emotional Van Jones thanked the Amazon founder for betting on him.

"Lauren and Jeff don't do nothing small, man, they don't do anything small, they just don't do it. They dream big, they love big, and they bet big. And you bet on me, and I appreciate it," Jones said at the news conference on Tuesday.

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Bezos made headlines on Tuesday when he and three others flew into space on his unmanned Blue Origin spacecraft.

The phallus-shaped spacecraft launched at 9:12 a.m., as millions watched around the world.

Although the spacecraft never entered earth's orbit, the capsule landed in a Texas desert just 11 minutes later.
 

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The White House claims just 12 social media accounts are responsible for 65% of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine misinformation online.

The White House based its opinion on an article by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).

After analyzing 812,000 anti-vaccine posts on Facebook and Twitter, the CCDH determined that just 12 people shared 65% of anti-vaccine posts.

Rizza Islam runs of the 12 accounts behind most online vaccine misinformation, according to the CCDH.

The other 12 accounts include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Joseph Mercola, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Ty & Charlene Bollinger, and others.

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Rizza Islam is described as a "religious zealot" and a "California based Scientologist with a large Instagram following."

Most of the 12 have been banned from other social media sites. The White House wants them banned on Facebook as well. But Facebook is hesitant to ban them because the 12 accounts have over 59 million followers between them.

Last Friday, Pres. Joe Biden accused Facebook of "killing people" by declining the White House's request to remove the 12 accounts for spreading conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and other misinformation.

In a press release over the weekend, Facebook responded by saying the White House was making Facebook a "scapegoat" because Biden missed his July 4 goal of 70% of Americans with at least one vaccine dose.

On Monday, Biden backtracked, saying that while he meant what he said about Facebook helping to spread misinformation, he didn't really mean Facebook was literally killing people.
 

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Naomi Osaka put Megyn Kelly in her place after the journalist questioned her decision to pose for the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue.

Megyn criticized Naomi after the tennis champ unveiled her first Sports Illustrated cover on Monday.

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Naomi graced one of three SI Swim covers that also featured rapper Megan Thee Stallion (center) and male-to-female transgender Leyna Bloom.

Naomi captioned the tweet: "First Haitian and Japanese woman on the cover."

The 23-year-old also unveiled her cover of Vogue Hong Kong magazine after being featured on Vogue Japan magazine.

But instead of congratulating Naomi, Megyn slammed the youngster for shooting the covers while refusing to speak to the press after her tennis matches.

Naomi was mocked by conservative commentator Clay Travis, who wrote:

"Since saying she's too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a reality show, a Barbie, and now is on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue."

Megyn Kelly weighed in, tweeting, "Let's not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!"

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Naomi was insulted by Megyn's criticism of her decision to choose which media outlets she speaks to.

"Seeing as you're a journalist I would've assumed you would take the time to research what the lead times are for magazines, if you did that you would've found out I shot all of my covers last year. Instead your first reaction is to hop on here and spew negativity, do better Megan."

She then blocked Megyn on Twitter. Megyn shared a screen capture of the blocked message.

"Poor @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she's only tough on the courts), She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly claiming she was too socially anxious to deal w/press. Truth is she just doesn't like Qs she can't control. Admit it."

Piers Morgan, the outspoken editor-at-large of DailyMail.com, agreed with Kelly, tweeting:

"Yep, and she just blocked me too. The only media Ms Osaka wants to tolerate are sycophantic magazine editors telling her how perfect she is."

 

When tennis legend Martina Navratilova told Megyn to pick on someone her own size, Megyn clapped back: "What a phony. You mocked Naomi's claims at 1st. Then the Woke came for u & u folded like a cheap tent!"
 

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Athletes competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year will find it difficult to sneak sex workers and groupies into their rooms at the Olympic Village.

The Olympic Village has become notorious for its hook-up culture. And Tokyo officials are hoping to break the tradition by making it more difficult for athletes to get their groove on.

Sex is banned in the Olympic Village. And since humans have a tendency to ignore rules, Tokyo Olympics officials are using cardboard beds to discourage the rampant sexual activity that occurred at previous Olympic Games. The cardboard beds are designed to collapse and break under the weight of two (or more) people.

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Who can forget the embarrassing stories about athletes bringing sex workers and groupies back to their rooms during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to the LGBT+ dating app Grindr, 38,000 people from 109 different countries used the app to score same-sex hookups during the Olympic Games in Rio. 14 million messages were exchanged during the two week period.

Three male male Olympic athletes agreed to meet a Daily Beast writer for sex within one hour. The article was later deleted following public uproar over "outing" ghey athletes.

It was reported that horny male athletes ran through 450,000 condoms at the 2016 summer Olympic Games!

Tokyo officials are hoping to prevent a repeat of the inappropriate behavior between athletes and sex workers. Particularly since Covid is still around.

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Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie Lons has passed away. Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel announced the sad news on her Instagram Story. Frankie was 61.

Elite wrote an emotional post revealing the loss of her mother, former reality TV star Frankie Lons.

"Worse pain ever... to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so fuckin broke [sic]."

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TMZ reported Frankie died of a drug overdose on Sunday. Frankie had health problems and struggled with addictions for many years.

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Frankie won hearts as a recovering drug addict on the reality TV shows Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: All In and The Frankie and Neffe Show, starring Neffeteria Pugh.

Frankie also appeared in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008).