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‘Demoralized and degraded’: Second Bath and Body Works store blocks special needs students

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Bath and Body Works has issued an apology after a second one of its stores was caught refusing service to special needs children.

According to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 17 special needs students from Fort Zumwalt North High School had taken a field trip to the Chesterfield Mall in Missouri last Thursday to learn life lessons, but they ended up learning the wrong one.

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Principal Joe Sutton said that all of the stores in the mall had welcomed the students, until they came to Bath and Body Works.

“The manager of the store said that he didn’t want to serve us,” Sutton told KSDK.

Teachers said that the store was concerned that the students, who were not buying anything, would trigger the door sensors, and add to the day’s customer count. Because the students were not buying anything, Bath and Body Works staff complained that the students would negatively impact sales numbers.

“He was fairly certain that our kids weren’t there to purchase and as a result he would prefer we didn’t come in,” Sutton pointed out. “So, he didn’t allow two or three groups of kids to come in.”

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Sutton added that there was a “certain degree of being demoralized and degraded” for the students.

For its part, Bath and Body Works parent company L Brands apologized after there was talk of a boycott on social media.

“Very much regrets this misunderstanding and have personally spoken with the teacher to offer our most sincere apology and welcome her, and her students, in our stores at any time,” a statement from the company said.

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In March, an Alabama Bath and Body Works had refused service to special needs children, and asked them to leave through a side exit.

Watch the video below from KTVI, broadcast Nov. 8, 2014.

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The video below is from KSDK.


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Giggling Fox & Friends hosts gloat over Lewandowski hearing: ‘He gave as good as he got!’

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" giggled and gloated over Corey Lewandowski's contentious appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager claimed executive privilege over testimony he gave before special counsel Robert Mueller, admitted he had lied in TV appearances and cracked jokes during five hours of testimony -- and the Fox News hosts were delighted.

"He gave as good as he got," said co-host Steve Doocy.

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt was laughing so hard she could barely speak.

"She said the truth shall set you free," Earhardt said, quoting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) through guffaws. "'Answer the question,' there was no question."

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‘Trump people lie — we know that’: Ex-House GOP staffer shreds Democrats for letting Lewandowski off the hook

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski denounced President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as "rude" and "insolent" -- but her fellow "Morning Joe" panelists ripped House Democrats for letting him off the hook with obstructing their investigation.

Lewandowski turned the House Judiciary Committee hearing into a "circus," Brzezinski said, and panelists agreed he unlawfully claimed executive privilege, and a former Republican House staffer said he should have been charged with contempt of Congress.

"He was a mini Trump," Brzezinski said. "You can speak to Corey Lewandowski in real life, and often you can see someone who doesn't seem like Trump. In front of the cameras, he was playing for an audience of one. He was rude, he was insolent, he was stonewalling and, ultimately, being revealed to be a liar after being shown that he went on a national TV show, Ari Melber, it's not like a camera was shoved in his face, and he chose to lie to the American people."

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Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady

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MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.

"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."

Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.

Watch the video below from MSNBC.

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