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Missouri bar under fire for offering ‘Michael Brown’ drink special: 6 shots for $10

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A St. Joseph, Missouri bar is under fire after the owner jokingly promoted a “Michael Brown” drink special, offering 6 shots for $10, reports Fox 4.

Mug Shots, a bar that advertises itself as a place “Where sarcasm is always free,” is taking heat after people on social media posted pictures of the hand-lettered sign in the bar’s window reading “Michael Brown Special – 6 shots of Jose Cinge for $10.”

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The ‘6 shots’ is in reference to the number of times unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown was hit by bullets fired by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

A co-owner of the bar, Rodney Stapleton, admitted that he got the idea after seeing another bar that posted a similar special on their Facebook page, saying it looked like they got a good response.

“It looked like it was getting a good response so I just decided to use it here,” he said. “That’s what bar owners do if they find something works at another bar they try to use it at their bar.”

Now he says, it was a poor decision.

“It’s not meant to cause any harm,” he admitted. “I should have thought a little bit more about it before I made it a shot special.”

Protestors stood in front the bar Saturday night holding signs criticizing the promotion, with the owner posting a new offer in the window poking fun at himself.

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“The owner of Mug Shots is an *sshole shot special, 6 Jose Cinge shots for $12.”

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Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks — and then banned the safety gear

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A Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks -- and banned the safety gear from his office -- even as the southern US state has hit record daily coronavirus death tolls.

Sheriff Billy Woods, of central Florida's Marion County, emailed deputies Tuesday to tell them of the new mask prohibition, according to local paper the Ocala Star Banner, citing the message.

"My order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn," the email read.

The sheriff allowed for certain exceptions, including for officers who work in prisons, schools, hospitals or with people suspected of being infected with the virus.

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Fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes

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A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes on Wednesday as firefighters battled the flames that had burned 10,000 acres by early evening, authorities said.

The Lake Fire erupted at around 3:30 pm (2230 GMT) near Lake Hughes, about a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles.

Rapidly-spreading flames had scorched some 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares) within a little more than three hours, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

"Multiple agencies are battling a brush fire near the Lake Hughes area in the Angeles National Forest," the department said in a tweet.

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‘Trump should know how to be in public with a woman who publicly humiliated him’: Trevor Noah jokes

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"The Daily Show's" Trevor Noah couldn't help but notice President Donald Trump's confusion during the Q&A of his daily coronavirus press briefing. Trump was asked about Vice President Joe Biden's pick as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. In his attacks on Harris, Trump seemed to be spending more time defending Biden than he did attacking him.

Trump claimed the reason he was surprised Biden picked Harris is that she was "very very nasty to Joe Biden," he said she was "probably nastier even than Pocahontas," his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). "She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden."

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