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DC Comics employees reached out to the LAPD for protection after receiving death threats from Superman fans.

Last month, DC Comics announced the new Superman, Jon Kent was bisexual in celebration of National Coming Out Day.

Jon Kent, Clark Kent/Superman's son with Lois Lane, falls in love with a twink newspaper reporter in the November 9 issue of the comic book series "Superman: Son of Kal-El."

While many in the LGBT+ community celebrated the news, some Superman fans were unhappy, according to the New York Daily News.

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Actor Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent in the 1990s TV series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" was offended.

During an appearance on "Fox & Friends First" last month, Cain said bisexual Superman was neither "bold or brave".

"If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave. But brave would be having him fight for the rights of gay people in Iran where they'll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay."

On Tuesday, TMZ reported that LAPD officers patrolled outside the homes of some DC Comics employees who worked on the new comic series.

The LAPD said no one followed through on the death threats and the case is considered resolved.

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Garbage bags pile up on streets all over Manhattan as sanitation workers blame NYC's mandatory Covid-19 mRNA vaccination mandates.

A source told the New York Post, garbage collectors are "engaging in a rule-book slowdown" by returning to their garages for things like gloves or gas to delay the garbage collections.

Supervisors have been warning about threats to vandalize garbage trucks, according to the source.

The strict mandates were imposed by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio who reportedly said 24,000+ unvaccinated city workers will get their shots or lose their jobs.

He seems to think the city can manage just fine without thousands of essential workers.

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Teamsters Local 831 President Harry Nespoli, whose union represents the sanitation workers, said the workers are engaged in a rule-book slowdown.

"I'll tell you straight out: I disagree with the mandate because of one reason. We have a program in place right now in the department, which is, you get the vaccination or you get tested once a week."

However, Mayor de Blasio has required all city workers to get the mRNA vaccines. Weekly testing is not an option.

At least 26 NY fire departments were shuttered in the city due to a shortage in firefighters who refused to get the vaccines.

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Former President Donald Trump sparked anger and outrage when he did the "Tomahawk Chop" during game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

The Atlanta Braves lead the Houston Astros 3-1 in the series after taking game 4 at Truist Park in Cobb County, near Atlanta, on Saturday night.

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President Trump generated the most headlines when he and former first lady Melania Trump made the Atlanta Braves' "chop" motion during the game.

The Braves' name, mascot, "Tomahawk Chop" and tribal war chants by the crowd are considered "degrading and racist" to American Indians and indigenous groups.

Many say the slicing motion Atlanta players make to simulate "scalping" their opponent is particularly offensive.

Other sports franchises have dropped their Indian names, but the Braves continue to resist calls to be more racially sensitive in today's "woke" environment.

One USA Today writer refuses to name the Braves in his articles about the World Series. Instead, he refers to the team as simply "Atlanta."

Trump's Tomahawk Chop during game 4 sparked more outrage and fury on the left.

Trump previously encouraged a boycott of all baseball games after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred moved the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver to protest Gov. Brian Kemp's voting bill.

Commissioner Manfred defended the Tomahawk Chop, saying local indigenous groups are not offended by the gesture.

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45 Republicans signed a letter to the Biden administration condoning the "disastrous" payouts reportedly under consideration for illegal immigrants separated at the U.S. border.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Biden administration is considering paying $450,000 per person to illegals who were separated from their children under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy in 2018.

Some families could potentially receive up to $1 million.

In the letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other agency heads on Friday, the House Republicans slammed the "egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars is to compensate these persons for 'lasting psychological trauma.'"

"The rationale for this egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars is to compensate these persons for 'lasting psychological trauma.' Do, however, note that these persons crossed into our country in a knowingly illegal manner, fully aware of the consequences of violating our rule of law."

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) tweeted:

"Joe Biden gave Americans a $1300 check but wants to give illegal immigrants $450,000, which is more than the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Amidst rising inflation, this is how he wants to spend your money. Priorities."

Meanwhile, some Black Americans were in denial, refusing to believe the Wall Street Journal's report. Then, as reality sunk in, they ranted and raved -- at former President Donald Trump.
 

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Remember the Amazon driver who gave a scantily clad woman a lift in his van? According to published reports, he is currently unemployed.

The Florida Amazon Prime driver was caught on cell phone video letting the woman out of the backdoor of his van on a side street.

The woman, who appeared to be barefoot, was seen adjusting her dress as she strolled away from the van.

The video was first uploaded to TikTok where it generated over 12 million views since last weekend, according to the NY Post.

The video sparked rampant speculation on all social media platforms. Many wondered if the driver was only giving the woman a lift.

While others joked that he was giving her a ride she would never forget.

Despite the humor behind the clip, Amazon bosses didn't find the viral video funny at all.

According to TMZ, the driver was quickly identified and fired for allowing unauthorized passengers into the van.

"This does not reflect the high standards we have for our Delivery Service Partners and their drivers," a rep for the company told TMZ.

"Allowing unauthorized passengers to enter delivery vehicles is a violation of Amazon policy, and the driver is no longer delivering packages to Amazon customers."

 

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The Biden administration and other government agencies are in talks to pay $450,000 per person and up $1 million to families separated at the U.S. border.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. President is considering paying $450,000 per person to illegals who were separated from their children under the Trump administration in 2018.

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are in talks with the ACLU to settle lawsuits filed by immigrant families.

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The ACLU, which represents families in one of the lawsuits, estimates up to 5,000 families were separated at the border under the Trump administration.

The agencies are considering paying $450,000 to each person who crossed the border illegally and was separated from their child.

About 940 claims have been filed so far, per the ACLU. That number is expected to rise.

The lawsuits seek varying payouts, with the average being roughly $3.4 million per family.

The total potential payout could be $2 billion or more.
 

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Mark Zuckerberg is saying goodbye to Facebook for good. On Thursday, he announced Facebook has been rebranded to "Meta" to focus on his "metaverse" of social networking apps and AR/VR hardware.

According to Variety.com, Zuckerberg hopes Meta will reach 1 billion people in the next decade.

Last week, The Verge first reported that Zuckerberg was changing the name of Facebook's parent company to reflect his changing vision for his metaverse.

"Our mission remains the same — it's still about bringing people together," Zuckerberg said Thursday.

"But now we have a new North Star, to help bring the metaverse to life, and we have a new name that reflects the full breadth of what we do and the future that we want to help build."

 
READ ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg Expressed Concerns About mRNA Vaccines
 

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Zuckerberg said the company will shift its focus from social networking on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, to building the company's AR and VR products.

"From now on, we're going to be metaverse-first, not Facebook-first," he said.

Zuckerberg has come under fire for failing to act on warnings from whistleblowers about misinformation and exposing children to harmful content.

He hopes to shift the focus away from Facebook, which over time will not be needed to access the company's hardware products.

"Today we're seen as a social-media company, but the metaverse is the next frontier," he said.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is saving Christmas by offering state ports to cargo ships waiting off the coast of California.

A Tiktok user shared video of a female pilot hovering her chopper over one of the first cargo ships to arrive at a Florida seaport.
 

More than 100 cargo ships have waited for weeks to unload at docks in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The reasons for the massive supply-chain bottleneck vary from California's restrictive Covid-19 laws to not enough trucks.

However, truckers complain that there are enough trucks to haul away the goods. Some truckers shared videos on Twitter and TikTok, showing long lines of trucks waiting for days at the ports.

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Gov. DeSantis offered to ease the bottleneck by rerouting cargo ships to offload their precious cargo at Florida's 15 seaports.

"We're here. We have capacity,” DeSantis said at a press conference.

"We have to make sure people can go Christmas shopping as normal," DeSantis said.

"We have to make sure that all the necessities are there. And if it's because ships are sitting off the coast somewhere else, and they can be rerouted here, and we can get all those shelves stocked, then we want to be a part of that solution."

Florida seaports with direct access to railroads include Panama City, Port Everglades and the Jacksonville port.

Cargo ships that have waited for over a month off the California coast are making the 7-day journey through the Panama Canal to Florida.

There are costs to pass through the Panama Canal, but DeSantis said the expense is worth it to save Christmas.

"Our seaports are used to operating around the clock, they're used to moving cargo for American families, farmers and businesses. And we think that this is a great solution given our capacity for some of the problems you see in other parts of the country."

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The prosecution in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial lost several key pre-trial motions in a Kenosha County courthouse this week.

The Illinois teenager is on trial for killing two armed men in self defense during protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.

Then-17-year-old Rittenhouse, who was armed with a powerful AR-15 style rifle, shot several Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters who charged at him with weapons in their hands. Two of the men died from their injuries.

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One photo taken that night shows Rittenhouse hold his fire when a Black male kicked him in the head. The teenager didn't shoot the male because he wasn't armed.

Prosecutors tried to sway the judge by referring to the rioters as "victims".

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However, Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder reiterated his longstanding decision not to allow the word "victim" to be used in his criminal trials until there is a conviction.

The judge said the word "victim" is "loaded" with prejudgment.

The prosecutor argued that the judge is allowing the defense to use words such as "rioters," "looters" and "arsonists" during the trial.

However, the judge stood firm, saying those words are not more loaded than the word "victim."

Rittenhouse was freed on $2 million bond while awaiting trial.
 

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Donald Trump Jr. is profiting from T-shirts referring to the fatal shooting on the set of low-budget film, Rust.

According to an affidavit released Sunday night, Baldwin, 66, was practicing firing into a camera when camerawoman Halyna Hutchins, 42, was shot in the chest on Thursday. She died at a local hospital.

Crew members say the camera was protected by a bulletproof shield -- but crew members weren't protected.

Trump Jr., the son of the former President Donald Trump, who is also a frequent critic of Baldwin, took to his Instagram Stories to promote a T-shirt that says: "Guns don't kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people."

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Trump Jr. also photoshopped an image of Baldwin wearing the T-shirt which sells for $27.99 on his personal website.

Baldwin was a vocal critic of President Trump and he is notoriously anti-gun.

Vanity Fair magazine referred to Trump Jr. as "sentient pond scum" for profiting off of a "horrifying tragedy".

The magazine went on to say Trump Jr. has been "gunning to succeed his father as the biggest asshole on Twitter".

Twitter users didn't hold back either.

One Twitter user wrote:

"I hope the family of Halyna Hutchins sues Donald trump Jr for every penny he's worth because of the disgusting tee shirts he's selling to profit off of her death.

Utterly deplorable."

Another person tweeted:

"Don Jr. is all the proof you need that the douche doesn't fall far from the bag."

While a third person wrote:

"An innocent person was killed, but anything for a buck.

Donald Trump Jr. sells T-shirts mocking Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting."