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Nelly Has Two More Sexual Misconduct Accusers - 

Two more women are accusing Nelly of sexual assault.

Court documents acquired by "The Daily Beast" claim the rapper assaulted two women from the U.K. while he was overseas. Both women have opted to remain anonymous.

Nelly was first accused of sexual assault in October, when he was arrested following the claimed assault of 21-year-old Monique Greene.He has denied Green's allegation and said he is planning to counter sue after she threatened him with a defamation lawsuit. Meanwhile, her attorney said more accusers plan to come forward.

Source: The Daily Beast


Customers Protest Bank Of America Ending Free Checking - 

America’s largest bank may make it harder for some to even have an account.

Bank of America is ending free checking for its customers with low balances. The bank is eliminating eBanking, which allowed clients an account with no fees providing they did all their business online or at ATMs.

Those customers will now be moved into an account that requires they maintain a minimum daily balance of 15-hundred dollars or at least one direct deposit of 250-dollars a month. Critics worry the move will hurt low-income customers, who would be charged 12-dollars a month if they can't meet the minimum requirements.

The problem is, many lower income account holders are unable to use direct deposit or keep that much money in their account.

Many people took to Twitter and social media vowing to close their accounts with BoA. A Change.org petition asking Bank of America to reinstate the eChecking account garnered more than 50,000 signatures yesterday.

Source: Chicago Tribune


NAACP Sues Homeland Security Over Haiti Rule -

The NAACP is suing the Trump administration over its decision to end protections for Haitian immigrants.

The organization claims the move to remove temporary protected status for Haitians discriminates against immigrants of color. Haitian immigrants were given special status following the devastating 2010 earthquake that struck the country.

The Department of Homeland Security says the extraordinary conditions caused by the earthquake no longer exist. The NAACP’s filing says the decision to end the program is influenced by President Donald Trump’s “public hostility toward immigrants of color.”

Earlier this month, President Trump was quoted as using a vulgar term to describe Haiti and some African countries.

Source: Miami Herald


Manhunt Is On For Suspect In Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Killing - 

Colorado authorities are searching for two suspects in a shooting that left an Adams County Sheriff's deputy dead.

The incident happened last night in Thornton, just north of Denver. Deputies were responding to an assault call when a man they started to chase on foot pulled out a gun and fired, hitting 32-year-old Deputy Heath Gumm in the chest. One suspect is in custody but the search for the shooter and another suspect continues.

Law enforcement officers from throughout the metro area gathered at the hospital where Gumm was pronounced dead for a procession, and their cruisers’ flashing red and blue lights lit up the surrounding streets.

Source: Denver Post


MSU President Resigns Over Nassar Crimes

The president of Michigan State University is resigning on the heels of Larry Nassar’s trial.

Lou Anna Simon said in her resignation letter that she's sorry Nassar was "such an evil, evil person who inflicted such harm under the guise of medical treatment." Simon was under pressure to step down over the scandal. Shortly after the sentencing, US Senator Gary Peters called for Simon's resignation and the Michigan House also approved a resolution calling for her resignation or firing.

MSU Trustee Dianne Byrum became the second trustee last night to call for Simon's removal, joining Mitch Lyons, who put out a statement on Saturday and was the first to break ranks with the board. The NCAA is now investigating MSU to find out who knew what and when regarding Nassar's abuse, which survivors say dates back to 1997. Simon has previously said she was unaware of any issues until 2014.

The furor is over how Nassar could have abused so many girls since 1997 without anyone on the MSU campus knowing. 

Source: MLive.com


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