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New Orleans Saints Fan Sues Team For NFL Protest

[ad_1] It’s no surprise that there are people out there who don’t care or even like the NFL protest. Many have shown their disdain for the protest through social media, booing at games but never by a lawsuit. Yahoo News reports, New Orléans Saints fan Lee Dragna of Morgan City, La., wants reimbursement of his ticket for $8,000. On Monday, December 11, 2017, Dragna filed a lawsuit in Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court asking for a full refund of his tickets as well as legal fees. He says the players’ protest has made it hard for his family to enjoy the games. At...

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LIttle Known Black History Fact: Dr. George Franklin Grant

[ad_1] Dr. George Franklin Grant gained notoriety as Harvard University’s first Black professor, and one of the early Black dentists of his era. On this day in 1899, Dr. Grant received his patent for what is generally recognized as the modern golf tee.| Grant was born September 15, 1846 in Oswego, New York. He entered the Harvard School of Medicine in 1868, becoming a faculty member in 1871.  Grant took to the game of golf although, by most accounts, he wasn’t a skilled player. Nonetheless, Grant saw fit to improve the golf tees used by his fellow players. The wooden golf tee and...

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Michigan Girl, 11, Cuffed At Gunpoint While Police Searched For Aunt

[ad_1] An 11-year-old girl in Grand Rapids, Michigan was handcuffed and held at gunpoint by police who were searching for a stabbing suspect. Honestie Hodges told WOOD-TV she exited the back door of her home to go to the store on Dec. 6 when officers confronted her. Her mother, Whitney Hodges, said she saw police order Honestie to raise her hands and walk backward. The cops then handcuffed the girl, patted her down and put her in the back of a police car, Hodges said. “It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie told the TV station. “The whole...

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Get Well Wednesday: Why Alcohol Detox Can Be Dangerous

[ad_1] CAN YOU ACTUALLY DIE WHILE DETOXING FROM ALCOHOL? Absolutely. When a person is dependent upon alcohol, an alcoholic, the body gets accustomed to having the alcohol in the blood stream and accommodates to having it there. When the person stops drinking the body detects this as a deficiency and reacts to it causing both mental and physical problems which can be mild or serious and life-threatening. Since alcohol acts like a depressant in the system, slowing down the brain for example, when it is withdrawn it causes an opposite effect. This is because the brain works hard to keep a certain...

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By KIM CHANDLER and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

[ad_1] MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, one of the reddest of red states, and proved anew that party loyalty is anything but sure in the age of Trump. It was a major embarrassment for the president and a fresh wound for the nation’s already divided Republican Party. The victory...

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Facebook’s Early Supporters Are Now It’s Biggest Critics

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a “vulnerability in human psychology” to addict its users, Sean Parker, the company’s first president, said in a public forum last month. Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook vice president who joined the company in 2007, recently told an audience at Stanford that the company is “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” And Roger McNamee, a venture capitalist and early investor in both Facebook and Google, wrote that both companies “threaten public health and...

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Trump Tweet About New York Senator Fuels More Sexism Accusations

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “would do anything” to get them. Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)...

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National Parks Reduce Free Days, Raise Fees

[ad_1] CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year. After waiving fees 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will have four no-cost days next year. They will be Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15), the first day of National Park Week (April 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22) and Veterans Day...

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Oprah’s Home In Fire Path As California Wildfires Continue To Burn

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept thousands out of their homes. They are among a half-dozen fires that flared in Southern California last week and were driven by fiercely gusting Santa Ana winds. Arson investigators determined that the Bel Air fire near the world-famous Getty museum was started by an illegal fire at a camp near a freeway underpass, city...

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Jada Pinkett Smith Rips Into The Golden Globes For ‘Girls Trip’ Snub

[ad_1] Source: Prince Williams / GettyJada Pinkett Smith is not afraid to speak her mind when awards season comes around. Last year, she spoke about the lack of diversity at the Oscars and now she’s got some choice words for the Golden Globes.On Twitter, Jada pointed out how Tiffany Haddish didn’t get nominated for her role in Girls Trip, despite her being one of the breakout performers of the year.Jada spilled even more tea when she accused the Hollywood Foreign Press (who makes the nominations) of not watching Girls Trip at all. Swipe through to read Jada’s whole spill on...

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