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These Seattle-area businesses got called out the most for alleged COVID-19 violations

I understand that a lot of folks strongly oppose Washington’s mask mandate, but that’s still no excuse to be rude.

According to a complaint filed with the state’s online portal for reporting coronavirus-related business violations, a customer at the Gold Bar Family Grocer in Snohomish County asked the cashier if she would wear a mask. Her response?

“No, I don’t have to and what are you going to do about it?”

She told him he should shop elsewhere. When the customer, described as an elderly man, told her that this wasn’t possible because he can’t go too far from home, she “just stood there staring at him and said, ‘I’m not wearing a mask,” according to the anonymous complaint. The man left without his groceries.

It’s just one anecdote, but it’s a sign of how tense these times are as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grocery store in

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Feds arrest alleged white supremacy group member who claimed to run “hate camp” in Michigan

The FBI and Michigan state police have arrested a self-proclaimed leader of the white supremacy group The Base and an alleged associate, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said on Thursday. The suspects are linked to a December 2019 incident in which The Base allegedly targeted a Michigan family’s home, mistakenly believing it belonged to a podcaster critical of the neo-Nazi movement. 

Justen Watkins, 25, the man who allegedly claimed to be leader of the group, and Alfred Gorman, 35, both of Michigan, have been charged with felony counts of gang membership, unlawful posting of a message and using computers to commit a crime. If convicted, they could face more than 25 years in prison.

According to prosecutors, a man and a woman witnessed two men in dark clothing shining a light and taking pictures on the front porch of the family’s home in Dexter, Michigan. The photos were then allegedly

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Longtime D.C. radio host Chad Dukes fired from 106.7 The Fan for alleged racist, inappropriate comments

Washington D.C. sports radio host Chad Dukes has been fired from 106.7 The Fan, parent company Entercom announced Thursday. Entercom said it learned of “racist and other inappropriate comments” Dukes made in past episodes on his personal podcast. 



a large building with a sunset in the background: Sports radio host Chad Dukes was fired from the airwaves in Washington, D.C., for racist and inappropriate remarks on his podcast.


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Sports radio host Chad Dukes was fired from the airwaves in Washington, D.C., for racist and inappropriate remarks on his podcast.

“We have zero tolerance for this type of speech from any of our employees, on our platforms or otherwise,” Ivy Savoy-Smith, the senior vice president and market manager of Entercom Washington, D.C., said in the statement. “Our air talent are ambassadors of our brand, and we do not want to be affiliated with these comments.”

Beginning in July 2009, Dukes co-hosted the station’s afternoon drivetime program alongside former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington, who left for the NFL Network in 2014. Following Arrington’s departure, Dukes took over

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Aubrey O’Day, alleged Trump Jr mistress, exposes Trump family in now-deleted tweets: report

The “Wrecking Ball” singer spills tea about Donald Trump’s children and claims she has receipts

Singer Aubrey O’Day has apparently had enough of the Trump family’s lying while out on the campaign trail.

The former Danity Kane member took to Twitter to post, and subsequently delete, about how Donald Trump, Jr. secretly dislikes his father and youngest brother, Barron, according to Refinery29.

O’Day apparently watched President Donald Trump criticize Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The “Wrecking Ball” singer decided to put the Trump family’s contradictions on blast.

Audrey O’Day (left) and Donald Trump, Jr. (right)
Audrey O’Day (left) and Donald Trump, Jr. (right)

Refinery29, a media outlet tailored to young women, obtained a screenshot of O’Day’s now-deleted tweets and reported that one post included the following message:

“Since trump has now lowered this debate to trashing family.

– don jr HATES his father.

-ivanka is a lesbian on the low.

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Houston sergeant killed in shooting ‘died protecting me and my family,’ estranged wife of alleged killer says

The Houston police sergeant killed in a shooting on Tuesday has been praised by the estranged wife of his alleged killed for protecting her and her son after he responded to a domestic violence call, according to a report.

Houston police Sgt. Harold Preston, 65, was shot multiple times at an apartment complex, and 51-year-old Elmer Manzano, who authorities have confirmed is an illegal immigrant, was arrested. Preston was a 41-year veteran of the police force.

ALLEGED KILLER OF HOUSTON POLICE SERGEANT COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY

“I pray that he rests in heaven, because if it were not for him, I know I would have been killed,” the estranged wife, who was not named, said in a statement obtained by KHOU-TV. “He saved my life. He is a hero. He died protecting me and my family.”

Preston, left, was shot multiple times and killed. Waller was shot in an arm and is expected to recover.

Preston, left, was shot multiple times and killed. Waller was shot in an arm

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Nigeria unravels after alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters

Amnesty International said it has received “credible but disturbing evidence” of security forces killing protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria’s largest city.

“While we continue to investigate the killings, Amnesty International wishes to remind the authorities that under international law, security forces may only resort to the use of lethal force when strictly unavoidable to protect against imminent threat of death or serious injury,” the London-based human rights organization wrote on Twitter late Tuesday.

Lagos, the sprawling financial hub of Africa’s most populous country, has been the center of weeks-long, nationwide protests over a now-disbanded, widely-criticized police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has been accused of human rights abuses. The demonstrations have been largely peaceful, but tensions have spiraled in recent days and authorities have imposed an indefinite 24-hour curfew in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria.

The Lagos state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso,

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