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Odalis Santos Mena, an Instagram fitness influencer, died during a botched operation to treat excessive underarm sweating.

Odalis, 23, was a popular Instagram influencer with 149,000 followers. She traveled to Guadalajara on July 7 to undergo the "breakthrough" antiperspirant treatment called MiraDry.

The procedure was performed at the SkinPiel clinic by an unlicensed practitioner. The procedure involves using high heat energy to remove sweat glands.

Odalis teamed with the clinic to promote MiraDry. But the procedure went wrong when Odalis suffered a heart attack and died on the table.

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According to reports, Odalis suffered a reaction to the anesthesia and anabolic steroids she was taking to build muscle.

Odalis is best known for winning the 2019 Miss and Mr. Hercules title. She also won the Wellness Fitness Juvenile competition.

The medical term for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating has no known cause. Doctors prescribe medications such as Drysol with little success.

Millions of people search the Internet daily for a cure for the frustrating condition.
 

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Donald Trump Jr. angered social media users when he suggested George Floyd's destroyed mural is a sign from God.

The mural was destroyed when it was struck by lightning during a thunder storm on Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio.

The mural was painted on the side of a building on the corner of Summit and LaGrange.

Speculation ran rampant that the mural was vandalized by white supremacists or pro-Trump supporters.

But witnesses say the wall bowed and collapsed after a direct lightning strike.

According to Eurweb, Donald Trump Jr. said the destruction may be a sign from God.

"This will drive some people nuts but oh well," Trump wrote in a post on Instagram. "I mean you have to wonder if someone, like a higher power, is telling us something here?!?

"Obviously what happened to George Floyd should never happen anywhere!!! That said, objectively speaking, given his history I'm not sure turning him into a deity and a role model for our children is exactly the right idea either."

Toledo's mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said the city will work with the artist to replace the mural, "so that the message at the core of this artwork can be heard."

He added:

"We may never know for certainty why the George Floyd mural came down. It could have been an act of nature, or it could have been an act of vandalism. What we do know is that the mural will be replaced."

 

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Bill Cosby's former friends, Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young and others, took his money then abandoned him when he reached out to them for support.

Cosby, 83, was released from prison on Wednesday, June 30, after serving two years of a three-to-10-year prison sentence on sexual assault charges.

Andrew Wyatt. Cosby's personal spokesman, shared the details in an exclusive interview with Shelley Wynter that aired on WSB Radio's "Word On the Street" on Tuesday, July 13.

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Wyatt said Cosby and his wife Camille gave Jesse Jackson $1 million when he ran for president of the United States in 1984.

Wyatt said the Cosbys paid all of Jackson's bills, paid off his home in Chicago (that he still lives in), purchased another home for him and Mrs. Jackson in Washington, D.C. (that they still own), loaned Jackson his private jet, and other perks.

Yet, when Cosby turned to Jackson for help during his time of need, Jackson turned his back on him.

Cosby was also generous to Ambassador Andrew Young when the Atlanta politician ran for Congress as a Democrat in 1970.

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And Cosby gave $50,000 to the family of Tawana Brawley when Rev. Al Sharpton called Cosby for help.

Wyatt said when Cosby reached out to Sharpton during his trial, Sharpton told him he would call him right back and then never called.

Listen to the audio of the interview here.

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The wife of Haiti's assassinated President Jovenel Moïse (right) shared photos of herself in her hospital bed in Miami on Wednesday, July 14.

Martine Moise (left) was wounded in the assassination of her husband on July 7 at their personal residence outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The first lady tweeted two photos, saying she is still in disbelief that her husband was killed right in front of her.

Martine Moise is recovering at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital after she was airlifted from Haiti for further treatment on July 7.

The 47-year-old mother-of-three had bandages covering her entire right arm. She wrote alongside the photos that the pain of losing her husband of 25 years "will never pass".

"I still don't believe that my husband has gone like this before my eyes without saying a last word to me. This pain will never pass," she said in a post written in Creole.

In a follow up post written in English, Martine Moise said:

"Thank you for the team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time. With your gentle touch, kindness and care, I was able to hold on."

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A George Floyd mural was completely destroyed after it was hit by lightning on Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio.

The mural was painted on the side of a building on the corner of Summit and LaGrange. Witnesses confirm it was struck by lightning before the old wall collapsed.

George Floyd murals have been vandalized and defaced in other cities around the country. The mural pictured above is located in Houston, Texas.

Previous acts of vandalism led some to speculate that the mural in Ohio was also destroyed by a vandal.

Toledo's mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz told USA TODAY the city will work with Toledo's arts commission and the artist to replace the mural, "so that the message at the core of this artwork can be heard."

He added: "We may never know for certainty why the George Floyd mural came down. It could have been an act of nature, or it could have been an act of vandalism. What we do know is that the mural will be replaced."

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Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare will soon experience a nursing shortage crisis. Piedmont has announced mandatory Covid-19 mRNA injections for registered nurses and other essential staff.

In a statement this week, Piedmont announced it would require all 23,000 employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

No employee can refuse, "with few exceptions," according to the statement.

In a statement, Piedmont Healthcare said it will require "Piedmont leaders, physicians, providers, and new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as of Sept. 1".

The hospital announced the rest of the workers will be required to be fully vaccinated "in the near future."

Several of Piedmont's staff nurses threatened to resign in messages posted to a private Facebook group on Tuesday.

Hospitals can't survive without good nurses. The quickest way to lose good staff nurses is by forcing them to take experimental drugs that are not fully approved by the FDA.

Emory Healthcare in Atlanta stopped short of mandating mRNA vaccines. Instead, it is encouraging, but not yet requiring, all employees to be vaccinated.

"Emory Healthcare is not requiring the COVID-19 vaccination for its employees while the vaccines are under Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA," said a hospital spokesperson in an email to 11Alive on Tuesday. "We will continue to review ongoing safety and effectiveness data and reassess our decision upon full FDA approval."

Back in the '80s and '90s hospitals tried mandating flu shots for all staff, but the facilities quickly backed down and offered waivers when nurses threatened to quit en masse.

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British lawmakers may require mandatory social media IDs after three Black England soccer players were flooded with racist abuse.

Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all missed penalty kicks that resulted in England losing the Euro Cup 2020 final to Italy on Sunday.

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A photo of Rashford reacting to his missed penalty kick went viral on social media.

The overwhelming racist abuse on social media generated headlines around the world. Celebrities and politicians in America condemned the racism.

Sean Combs shared a B&W photo of England's Black players on his Instagram account. He captioned the image:

"We stand with you Kings. Proud of all your efforts on and off the field and we will always support you. Continue to inspire. Love

And to the racists… F*CK YOU!"

Dozens of fans repaired a defaced mural of Marcus Rashford by taping cards, flowers and banners over it.

Thanks to a petition that garnered over 600,000 signatures, UK parliament is debating a new law that would make it mandatory to provide verified identification to create a social media account.

The petition states that the account of a person under 18 must be verified with the ID of a parent or guardian.

The new law makes it easier to trace young hoodlums who post racist or hateful comments on social media.

England had reached the Euro Cup 2020 final for the first time in history on Sunday. Fans took to the streets to celebrate the country's first-ever appearance in the final.

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Dejected England players react to a missed penalty kick while Italy players celebrate in the foreground.

England was the odds on favorite to win. But the three players missed their penalty kicks and Italy won the shootout.

British reality star Katie Price got the ball rolling by asking fans to sign the petition.

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Gayle King plans to "ban" unvaccinated relatives from celebrating Thanksgiving with her this year.

Looking nervous and exhausted, the 66-year-old news anchor said people who refuse to take coronavirus mRNA injections are a "problem" and she's taking drastic action with her own unvaccinated family members.

Speaking to Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House, on CBS This Morning, she said:

"I don't know how many more times you can say to people, 'Listen, it will save your life.' I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I'm now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation. That's how strongly I'm taking what you're saying."

King previously said receiving the vaccine made her feel free because she'd spent the last year "so afraid" to leave the house.

She said:

"I was so afraid to leave the house. We were broadcasting from here, so I'd literally go from my bedroom to the TV room to the kitchen to the bedroom to the TV room. For excitement I'd go stand in the living room and wave at the birds! 'Hi, birds! Hi!' I was so afraid. But now I am vaccinated. It is my superpower. I am vaccinated. ... I'm taking little baby steps (back into the world).... Here's the thing: I'm tired of being scared. Honestly. I've been so afraid, hunkered down here at home. I'm tired of being scared."

 

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Accountant Jason Thornton reacted to controversial "Financial Strategist" Marcus Barney allegedly teaching people how to commit bank fraud.

Barney, who calls himself "him500" on social media, teaches his 285,000 Instagram followers how to become recession proof by following his insider advice.

Thornton breaks down him500's latest video in which him500 teaches people how to obtain $100,000 in cash from Navy Federal by twisting the truth a little bit.

Him500 claims all you have to do is go into Navy Federal with the vin number of a car valued at the loan amount you're applying for. Navy Federal will cut you a check for $100,000 within 24 hours, according to him500.

Since you never intended to buy the car, you won't have the title to present to the bank within 90 days.

Him500 claims the bank will simply convert the car loan into a personal loan and you keep the cash.

Thornton says him500 is teaching bank fraud and anyone who follows his advice will end up in federal prison.

Him500 responded to Thornton's criticism on Instagram.

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A housekeeper who was allegedly mauled by Chris Brown's dog is suing him for unnecessary pain and suffering.

The woman, identified in court papers as Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit after failing to reach an out-of-court settlement with the troubled singer.

According to court documents, Doe was emptying Brown's trash when his dog attacked her outside his Tarzana, California home in December 2020.

She said she raised her arm to defend herself as the dog mauled her arm and face. She was lying in a pool of blood when Brown emerged from the house and told his crew to take the dog away.

Graphic photos in the court filing shows facial lacerations and a large chunk of flesh taken out of her arm.

Hades was reportedly euthanized weeks after the attack. The woman accused Brown of euthanizing the dog to destroy evidence.

She is seeking unspecified monetary damages related to the incident, citing loss of wages due to being unable to work, medical bills, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.