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South Korean pop group sent home after US Customs at LA airport accuse them of being sex workers

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In what may be a case of profiling gone awry, an upcoming South Korean pop group was forced to cancel a Los Angeles appearance and return home after customs officials at  Los Angeles International Airport accused them of being sex workers.

According to the LA Times, K-pop group Oh My Girl (OMG) were detained for over 15 hours before giving up and taking the long flight home after extensive questioning and concerns about their visas.

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While U.S. Customs refused to discuss the incident — which led to the cancellation of a promotional performance and photo shoot for the 8-girl pop act — the group’s management issued a statement saying the young women were accused of being “working women,”  by their interrogators.

“As young women, they were mistaken as ‘working women’ which has recently been a big issue in the U.S.,” WM Entertainment said in the Korean-language statement. According to the management team, there was also a dispute over visas with the group stating they didn’t need a performance visa, since they were only doing a promotional event and not a concert.

Videos of the teen pop group have been viewed almost 2 million times on YouTube.

According to Korean language media in LA, immigration officials in the U.S. have grown concerned with the rise in “doumi girls,” imported to work in at Koreatown karaoke clubs where they are paid about $120 for two hours to encourage men to drink.

According to the management company, they are speaking with attorneys over the temporary incarceration by U.S. Customs.

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‘Hit her! Hit her!’ Indianapolis cops batter black protester with batons and pepper bullets

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Indianapolis police officers are under investigation for beating a black woman with batons and shooting her at close range with pepper balls during protests against police brutality.

In a widely circulated video clip, officers can be seen repeatedly battering the woman with batons and firing less-lethal weapons as she stands still Sunday afternoon at the corner of North Pennsylvania and East Washington streets, reported the Indianapolis Star.

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Trump accuses China of sending coronavirus to US: ‘What’s going on? It’s a gift from China’

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President Donald Trump accused China of purposefully infecting Americans with the coronavirus.

The president boasted about the surprise return of 2.5 million jobs last month -- the largest increase on record -- and claimed that showed the coronavirus pandemic was winding down and the U.S. economy was opening back up.

"We're at 105,000 lives [lost to the virus]," Trump said Friday outside the White House. "We also closed it up to Europe. Europe became very infected from China, a gift from China, not good. They should have stopped it, they should have stopped it at the source. It's a gift from China and a very bad gift, I will tell you that, and you do say, how come at Wuhan where it started and they were very badly -- they were in bad trouble."

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DC mayor has massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural painted on street leading to the White House

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According to a report from CNN, the mayor of Washington, D.C. has directed city workers to paint a massive "Black Lives Matter" mural on a street leading up to the White House early Friday morning.

Washington has been the site of more than a week's worth of protests in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. St. John's Church, the site of President Trump's roundly criticized photo-op during a peaceful protest, sits along the expanse of road that now bears the BLM message," CNN reports.

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