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‘You sweet soul’: Stars rally around Tennessee middle schooler after bullying video goes viral

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A Tennessee mom posted a video of her son’s tearful reaction to being bullied by schoolmates — and now the world is coming to his aid after the video went viral.

“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it?” asked young Keaton Jones as his eyes swam with tears. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not okay.”

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“They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” Keaton told his mother in a car with tears in his eyes. He added that things even get physical at lunch, when bullies “put milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread on me.”

Keaton’s mother Kimberly said that she filmed the video after she came to school to pick up her son for the second time because he was too afraid to go to lunch in the school cafeteria.

“We all know how it feels to want to belong,” she wrote, “but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.”

As the video began to spread, said People magazine, stars like Millie Bobby Brown of Netflix’ “Stranger Things” tweeted their support.

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Mark “The Hulk” Ruffalo sent his support.

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Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette and others joined in.

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Watch the heartbreaking video, embedded below:


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Hong Kong turn backs on Chinese anthem then cheer team to first win

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Hong Kong fans turned their backs to the Chinese national anthem once again but supported their team and were rewarded with a first win in Asian qualifying, 2-0, over Cambodia, on Tuesday.

Before the match, home fans jeered and turned their backs to the pitch as the Chinese national anthem played. FIFA fined the Hong Kong Football Association 15,000 Swiss francs (13,700 euros or HK$117,944) following a similar incident before the September 10 match against Iran.

On Tuesday, James Ha put the hosts ahead with a close-range half-volley in the 21st minute.

Cambodia, under pressure for most of the match, were reduced to 10 men in the 78th minute when Soeuy Visal was sent off after flicking the ball out of the goalkeeper's hands to collect a second yellow card.

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Pentagon says Iran’s missiles unrivaled in Middle East

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Despite decades of sanctions, Iran has succeeded in developing its missile arsenal, which is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern country including Israel, a Pentagon study said Tuesday.

"Iran has an extensive missile development program, and the size and sophistication of its missile force continues to grow despite decades of counterproliferation efforts aimed at curbing its advancement," the Defense Intelligence Agency said.

The study said Iran considered missiles to be a strategic necessity due to the limitations of its air force, which still has some US planes ordered by the pro-Western shah, who was toppled in 1979.

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Devin Nunes buried in mockery after ‘Trump world’s key witness’ turns out to be a disaster

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has been ripped to shreds for his role in the House Intelligence Committee hearings on the impeachment inquiry. In his first week of questioning, Nunes brought up nude photos of President Donald Trump, which sent a wave of gags across the country.

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