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WATCH: Police handcuff black honor student after he gets attacked at towing company

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Seventeen-year-old Christian Heath is alleging that he was assaulted at an Oklahoma towing company but he has video to back up the claim.

The National Honor Society student explained to Fox23 that he totaled his car several weeks ago and went to A&W Towing in Sapulpa to pay the bill and retrieve the things he’d left in his car. He explained to the company that his father just purchased the car for him and the title wasn’t in his name, but that the owner signed the back. The next thing he knew, an employee was “[jamming] his elbow into my stomach.”

“I just came up and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m here to get my car,’ Heath said, “and [Paul Hulbert] said, ‘OK, do you have the title?”

Hulbert said he went inside to make a copy of it. He then said that the signature was hard to read.

Heath, who was on the phone with his father at the time, said that his father told him to simply grab the title and bring it back and they’d deal with it later. Heath said that he tried to.

“He just walked off with it inside, with his copy and my title, so I just swiped it out of his hand,” Heath said. “I didn’t touch him. I made sure not to touch him.”

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Hulbert has a different claim, saying the honors student pushed him to the ground.

“[Heath] grabbed the stuff out of my hand, knocked me down, knocked my glasses off,” Hulbert said. “Then, my friend, who was here, came over and helped me and held the kid down, so we could get our paperwork back.”

Heath’s friend was with him and quickly turned on his camera phone. The video shows two men holding Heath down in a chokehold.

“I can’t breathe,” Heath can be heard saying.

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“I said, ‘If you’re being choked, you wouldn’t be screaming,'” Hulbert replied to the minor.

Heath said that at that point he was terrified he was about to die. The video also shows Heath saying that one of the men used a racial slur in the incident. That’s what made Heath say he thought the act was racially motivated.

“He didn’t want to do business with me whatsoever,” Heath said. “I think he thought the car was stolen.”

Hulbert swears race had nothing to do with it.

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“Anyone who looks at that thing can tell I didn’t say anything to him,” Hulbert said. “It wasn’t racially biased at all. I mean, I didn’t even know he was black. He’s real light-skinned. I thought he was an Indian or Mexican.”

Heath asked his friends to call 911 and the Creek County Sheriff’s Office responded by putting Heath in handcuffs and taking him to the patrol car.

Heath and his family have hired an attorney.

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Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight

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A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."

It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.

The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.

The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.

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Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank

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Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.

The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.

Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.

Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.

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Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns

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Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.

In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.

The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.

"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."

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