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Racist food cart owner agrees to pay $1,000 to black woman he doused in hot sauce in change dispute

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A food cart owner will pay $1,000 to a woman he went on a racist tirade against that included the spraying of hot sauce in exchange for charges being dropped against him.

The Oregonian reported that Islam El Masry, the owner of an Arabic food cart in Portland, signed a civil compromise agreement with Carlotta Washington after she shot a video of him throwing Gatorade and hot sauce at her.

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Prior to the beginning of her recording, Washington asked the food truck owner to recount the change he’d given her. He allegedly called her the N-word and refused, and the subsequent video shows him throwing a full, unopened bottle of sports drink at her before dousing her in Sriracha, which reportedly got on her eyes, face and clothes.

El Masry was arrested, and admitted to the attack in two YouTube videos posted following his release from jail, which he said took place because he was grumpy from fasting during Ramadan.

“He did a bad thing, I hope he gets his life together, gets help for his anger and will think twice so he doesn’t assault and humiliate anyone else like he did to me,” Washington told the Oregonian. “But I have to forgive him because dragging this on, trying to sue him and holding grudges isn’t going to make me feel any better.”

You can watch her video of the food truck owner’s racist tirade below:

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Here are 3 winners and 3 losers from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the other leading Democratic presidential primary candidates Wednesday night in the fieriest evening of the race so far.

His presence on the stage drew fire from the other candidates, but it also seemed to change the overall tone of the debate, with more attacks, counter-attacks, and passion than was generally seen earlier in the campaign.

Here’s a (necessarily subjective!) list of the winners and losers from the fray:

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Warren hit her stride right as the debate started by attacking Bloomberg for his record on the mistreatment of women, racist policies, and his tax returns. She repeatedly came back to skewer the former mayor, making herself the biggest and most notable presence in the debate. But importantly, she also continuously brought the discussion back to the issues she cares about — like expanding health care, environmental justice,  and consumer protection — while getting in digs at the other candidates on the stage.

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Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.

"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."

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Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.

As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.

WATCH: Protesters interrupt the #DemDebate as the debate nears end. pic.twitter.com/TKCn6eIEsN

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