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Michigan business closed after owner slurs fellow Lions fans as ‘ignorant n*ggers’ for anthem protest

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A Detroit business was inexplicably closed Monday after its owner used a racial slur against two fellow Lions fans who declined to stand for the national anthem.

David Doptis, who owns a restaurant supply company in Pontiac, posted a photo on social media of a black woman and man sitting down as other fans take part in the “Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Sunday’s NFL game, reported WJBK-TV.

“You wanna sit down for the national anthem?” Doptis wrote. “You don’t like out country the get the “f*ck” outtt.”

The photo was also captioned “ignorant n*ggers.”

Stacey Graham, a Lions season ticket holder, told WXYZ-TV that she has been sitting out the national anthem since last year because she disagreed with the song’s reference to killing emancipated slaves in the third verse.

“Everybody has an opinion,” Graham told WJBK.” He probably could’ve stuck with, ‘he wishes we would’ve stood,’ and I would’ve been like ‘okay’, but to write that under our picture — no words.”

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Doptis on Sunday denied posting the photo and racist caption, but he offered another explanation in a follow-up Facebook post before deleting his social media account.

“I didn’t post any pictures, any collages anything,” Doptis said. “I don’t know where that even came from.”

He did not respond to follow-up requests for comment, and his business, Restaurant Liquidation Auctions was closed Monday without explanation.

Graham said she hopes the Lions cancel Doptis’ season ticket license or moves her to another section.

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“We’ve got build our country back together, we’ve got to come together, whatever that may mean,” she said. “But that’s going in the opposite direction — the racial slur, that’s going backwards.”

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Trump’s anti-abortion rule attacking Planned Parenthood can go into effect in 49 states: appeals court

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According to the Associated Press, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump's domestic "gag rule" can take effect while litigation proceeds, potentially making it far harder for low-income women to access abortion care.

District judges in California, Oregon, and Washington previously blocked the rule from taking effect. But a three-judge panel in San Francisco today said that the rule was "reasonable" as an interpretation of federal law, and lifted the injunction preventing it from being enforced. The rule can now take effect in every state except Maryland, where another federal judge's order has still enjoined the policy.

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Trump supporter struggles to explain racism towards Muslim neighbor: ‘They were just — walking around’

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In an extensive report by The New York Times, Somali refugees in St. Cloud, Minnesota lamented that they face an absurd amount of racism after fleeing ISIS and a war-torn country.

The story describes a local meeting at the Faith Lutheran Church where a free-flowing discussion about politics, abortion, and more quickly turned to discuss the so-called "refugee problem."

Nearly every person in attendance gave support to President Donald Trump. "Others said that markers of progress were more interpersonal, and they would only be comfortable in their community if the Somali-born refugees converted to Christianity," the Times wrote.

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Prosecutors want hearing on revoking Roger Stone’s bail after he posted right-wing propaganda despite gag order

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Roger Stone may have violated his gag order with Instagram postings and federal prosecutors want a hearing for a judge to consider modifying the conditions of his release from jail pending trial.

"On or about June 18 and 19, 2019, the defendant posted to Instagram and Facebook, commenting about this case and inviting news organizations to cover the issue," prosecutors said in a filing the day after the most recent posting.

Stone is a longtime political advisor to Donald Trump.

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