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First lady’s office calls out T.I. for ‘disgusting’ video depicting Melania Trump:

First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman on Tuesday went after rapper T.I., whose most recent music video features a Trump lookalike dancing without clothes in a fake Oval Office.

“Like it or not, she is the first lady and this is the White House,” Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s communications director, told CNN in a statement. “It’s disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics. These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country — it needs to stop.”
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, stars in the video as himself, seated at a fake Resolute Desk in a setting made to look like the Oval Office. Video footage of President Donald Trump taking off from the White House in Marine One plays, and shortly afterward, a woman enters the “Oval Office.” The woman is wearing only a jacket, which reads: “I really don’t care do u?,” a clear nod to the controversial Zara jacket the first lady wore during a June trip to Texas

Feeling lucky? Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots combined are now more than $1.2 BILLION:

Good people of America, the dream is still alive.

There was no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing.
That means the jackpot for Friday’s drawing is now at least $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million. It will be the largest jackpot in the game’s history and the second largest in the US lottery jackpot history.
The Mega Millions jackpot beat its own record once again after no ticket matched all the six numbers in the drawing Tuesday night. The winning numbers on Tuesday were 69, 45, 61, 3, 49, and the Mega Ball was 9.
Friday’s Mega Millions along with Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot, which stands at $345 million, are worth more than a cool billion dollars.

Instead of firing at an 11-year-old with a BB gun, an Ohio officer teaches him a lesson:

Officer Peter Casuccio drew his weapon as he approached two young boys suspected of having a gun. He ordered them to stop, turn around and show him their hands.

A scared 11-year-old pulled out what appeared to be a firearm from his waist and tossed it. The gun broke into pieces on a sidewalk on the north side of Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday. It was then Casuccio said he realized the weapon was a BB gun.
In that split second, the officer showed restraint in the encounter, which was captured on a body camera video released Monday by Columbus police. He didn’t fire his weapon. Instead, Casuccio, who is a father, said he went into “dad mode” and used the moment to teach the 11-year-old, who is African-American, a lesso

Meghan and Harry visit drought-stricken area of New South Wales on Australia tour:

Harry and Meghan’s royal tour of Australia took in a visit to a struggling, drought-stricken farming area of New South Wales Wednesday, after stopping by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) — a lifeline for many in the vast, rural areas the state — to unveil a new aircraft.

The UK’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, landed in the town of Dubbo, an hour’s flight northwest of Sydney, to a warm welcome, chatting with local schoolchildren as they arrived.

Duck boat survivor Tia Coleman stunned by legal maneuver invoking 1851 law:

Citing a maritime law from the 1850s, the companies that operated a duck boat that sank during a fierce storm in July, killing 17 people, have filed paperwork asking a federal court to rule they have little or no liability for the incident.

The companies said the legal maneuver, filed in Missouri, will consolidate the civil actions against them and they plan to mediate settlements with survivors and families of the victims.
But one woman who survived the sinking as nine of her family members perished said the court filing finding her relatives “worthless is incredibly hurtful and insensitive.”
Ripley Entertainment, which operates Branson Duck Vehicles, says in its court complaint filed Monday that an 1851 law limits its liability because the amphibious vessel was properly maintained and prepared for the voyage and after the sinking it is a total loss

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