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Girl, 8, rocks photo shoot after being denied school picture for hair extensions

One Michigan youngster was more than ready for her close-up after she wasn’t allowed to take school pictures because of her red, braided hair extensions, which violated dress code policies.

Marian Scott, 8, was all smiles during a recent, personalized photoshoot with Jermaine Horton Photography, rocking some stylish outfits and the scarlet streaks in her tresses.

Back in October, the third-grader wasn’t allowed to pose for picture day at Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson because of the hair extensions, WLIX reported. The incident left the girl heartbroken, while her parents claimed they had no idea the colorful braids were not allowed, according to Today.

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Marian Scott, 8, was all smiles during a recent, personalized photoshoot with Jermaine Horton Photography. (Jermaine Horton Photography)

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The youngster rocked some stylish outfits and the scarlet streaks in her tresses. (Jermaine Horton Photography)

“Marian had to stand in the hallway while everyone was taking pictures,” the girl’s father, Doug Scott, told Today at the time.  “They said she couldn’t represent the school.”

“My daughter is always happy, so to see her crying, it breaks my heart,” he added.

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Back in October, the third grader wasn’t allowed to pose for picture day at Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson because of the hair extensions. (Jermaine Horton Photography)

Though the Paragon Charter Academy handbook states that students’ hair color “must be of natural tones,” there was no clear directive as to what would happen if a pupil arrived to picture day with bright tresses, per WLIX.

Marian was sent back to class without her photo taken and her parents ultimately pulled her out of the school in relation to the incident.

News of the plight quickly spread in the community, and “dozens” of photographers contacted the family, offering to host a special photoshoot for Marian to boost her confidence after the upsetting ordeal.

Earlier this month, Photographer Jermain Horton trekked all the way from Chicago for an upbeat portrait session in hopes of turning lemons to lemonade and bringing a smile back to the girl’s face. Joy Entertainment and Event Management and Rich Girl Candy CEO Mieka Joi also got involved in the big photo op, donating a wardrobe for the third grader to wear for the pictures.

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Marian was sent back to class without her photo taken and her parents ultimately pulled her out of the school in relation to the incident. (Jermaine Horton Photography)

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“It was fun, you got to pose and change clothes and got to be yourself,” Marian told WLIX of the special occasion.

Horton, meanwhile, said that getting involved was simply the right thing to do.

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“It was fun, you got to pose and change clothes and got to be yourself,” Marian said of the special photo shoot. (Jermaine Horton Photography)

“When I heard about this story I was furious as a parent because the first thing I thought about was the impact of what this would do to such a beautiful little girl,” he wrote on Facebook.

“I’m so blessed to have been a part of this to give her an amazing day that showed her that she truly is beautiful and her hair color was the BOMB! Of course we kept it for the shoot!” Horton said of the student’s now-signature hairstyle.

In response, the Scott family is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support that Marian’s story has been met with, WLIX reports. Moving forward, Doug hopes to stay involved with discussions surrounding equitable school policies in the local area.

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“It’s only going to get better and hopefully we are going to be able to deal with these situations in schools better in the future,” the parent said of the crusade for greater inclusivity.

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Neil Cavuto’s favorite part of Thanksgiving is reliving old memories, even the embarrassing ones

The best part of Thanksgiving for Neil Cavuto is the opportunity for his family to “reconnect and remember.”

The host of “Your World with Neil Cavuto” and “Cavuto Live” on Fox News Channel and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Fox Business Network explains that given the hubbub of daily life, precious moments with loved ones can feel “rare,” making slow-down time during the holiday season all the more special.

Of course, catching up over a delicious Thanksgiving feast only sweetens the deal.

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“What I love about Thanksgiving is everyone getting together and eating like pigs,” Cavuto says. “I always try to get first dibs on the turkey if I can; my sons usually beat me to it. But it’s just a great time for everyone to be together and have fun.”

But one typical Thanksgiving side that won’t be dished out at the dinner table is any kind of political beef.

“Lately, our big thing has been to avoid political fights. We have extremes in our family, so we try to leave that away from the table,” the host laughed. “Invariably, certain things will come up, but it’s always in good fun.”

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The greatest aspect of Thanksgiving is the opportunity for families to “reconnect and remember,” Neil Cavuto says.

More importantly, Cavuto said he’s most grateful for time with loved ones over the holiday season.

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“I know that sounds cliché, but I think at the holidays, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and beyond, moments are rare,” he said.

“It’s a chance for families to reconnect and remember. I don’t think we get a chance to do that a lot,” he added.

In years past, Cavuto said that his father “loved to take pictures of everything” and was keen on catching family adventures on his old Bell and Howell and Polaroid cameras.

“I’ve digitized all of that, like a nerd, but I’m so glad he [captured those moments], because we have these [photos] from when I was little, and my brother was little, and my sisters were little,” he said of the images. “We treasure them.”

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Watch the rest of the clip above to learn which old pictures the Cavuto crew often crack jokes about during the holidays. (Hint: It might have something to do with Neil’s high school fashion statements.)

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Toddler is obsessed with ‘creepy’ mannequin doll head, mom says

One toddler in the U.K. has stunned his parents with an obsessive predilection for carrying around a mannequin doll head wherever he goes, even sleeping with the hairstyling training tool each night.

Ilarni Clark of Sunderland, England recently revealed that her 14-month-old son, Harry, has shocked her and her partner with his newfound fixation for a life-size, female doll head that the young mom introduced to stop her son’s habit of pulling her hair.

“It started because Harry wouldn’t settle unless he was twiddling with my hair. He’s done it since he was a baby,” Clark told The Sun in a Nov. 14 interview. “I couldn’t leave him with his dad because he doesn’t have any hair to play with and he just wouldn’t sleep at all.”

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One toddler in the U.K., pictured, has stunned his parents with an obsessive predilection for carrying around a mannequin doll head wherever he goes. (Kennedy News and Media)

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“A week ago, I put something on Facebook saying I needed some help because I constantly had a headache and couldn’t sleep because he was pulling my hair out in the night,” the 22-year-old said. “Then one of my friends messaged me saying she had a spare hairdressing doll if I wanted to try it.”

Explaining that the doll’s auburn tresses are the same shade and length as her own, Clark said that she suspects that Harry doesn’t realize there is a difference.

“He took to it straight away. He absolutely loves it. Then it started getting weirder,” she said.

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Ilarni Clark said her 14-month-old son, Harry, has shocked her and her partner with his newfound fixation for a life-size, female doll head that the young mom introduced to stop her son’s habit of pulling her hair. (Kennedy News and Media)

Little Harry has named the doll “Baba” and insists on bringing it wherever he goes, the parent said. The toy has even scared Clark and partner Callum Mackay during the night, as their son refuses to sleep without it.

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“In our bed, there’s me, Callum, Harry and the doll’s head. It has given me a few frights in the middle of night. For the first couple of nights I shouted ‘Callum, there’s someone in the room!’ We’ve both done it,” Clark recalled.

“I’ve given the doll a kiss by accident instead of Harry. It takes about half an hour to get back to sleep because you get such a shock,” she said.

Though the doll is certainly freakier than the average toy, Clark has admitted that Baba is helping Harry become more independent as he learns to fall asleep on his own.

“At the weekend, my partner’s mom rang me and he’d fallen asleep on his own. He’s never done that,” she revealed. “I normally have to rock his pram to go to sleep.”

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Little Harry has named the doll “Baba” and insists on bringing it wherever he goes, the parent said. The toy has even scared Clark and partner Callum Mackay during the night, as their son refuses to sleep without it. (Kennedy News and Media)

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“I’ve tried everything to get him to fall asleep on his own, but yesterday he got on the sofa, got his doll head and fell asleep for an hour and a half,” she added.

For other parents desperate to get their little one to go to bed without a struggle, Clark said the answer is simple.

“This is the secret,” she said, “get a creepy hairdressing doll.”

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High school sweethearts reunite and wed, 63 years later

More than six decades after they parted ways, two octogenarians who were high school sweethearts in Virginia recently tied the knot. In a sweet nod to their fateful reunion, the happy couple hosted their reception at a 1950s-inspired restaurant where they had their first date after rekindling their relationship.

In a love story that has since been likened to a “Hallmark movie,” Bob Harvey and Annette Adkins said “I do” on Oct. 19 in Westerville, Ohio – 63 years after they first “went steady” as juniors at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge, Va.

“She was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen in my life,” Harvey, 80, told the Newark Advocate of meeting his future wife during the eleventh grade. “I fell madly, totally and one-hundred percent in love with her. We had a wonderful junior year.”

“We went steady junior year, 1955-56,” Adkins, 80, said.

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More than six decades after they parted ways, two octogenarians who were high school sweethearts in recently Virginia tied the knot (Nutcracker Family Restaurant)

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That summer, she vacationed in Florida with her family – where she fell in love with a man named John Callahan, whom she ultimately married in 1961.

Heading back to school that fall, the young woman had to break the difficult news to her beau that she had fallen for another.

“Bob comes to me. I’m at my locker. He has his arms spread out for a hug, and I said, ‘Bob, I found someone else and I don’t want to date you anymore,’” Adkins remembered. “I regret the harshness [today,]’” she added.

“Nice guy I am, the Southern gentleman, I said, ‘alright,’” Harvey recalled, describing the rest of his senior year without his girlfriend as “very lonely.”

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“She was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen in my life,” Harvey, 80, said of meeting his future wife during the eleventh grade. “I fell madly, totally and one-hundred percent in love with her. We had a wonderful junior year.” (Nutcracker Family Restaurant)

“Try to understand this one: I’m still madly in love…” he said.

After graduation, the two moved on. Adkins married Callahan, raised their children and studied nursing. Harvey fell in love with a woman named Diane, marrying her in 1959 and starting a family together. He enjoyed a career as a law enforcement officer, bailiff and teacher, the Advocate reported.

In recent years, both Adkins and Harvey lost their spouses. Adkins’ husband passed away in January 2015, while Harvey cared for his wife until she lost her battle with cancer in 2017.

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A few months ago, Harvey thought of his high school sweetheart, and Googled her. He said his “heart fell on the floor” when he found her husband’s obituary, and worried that she may have found a new partner during the four years since he had passed.

Coincidentally, Adkins had also been thinking of her old boyfriend, after discovering an undeveloped roll of camera film that featured photos of the two together at prom in the 1950s, according to the Advocate.

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Making up for lost time, the two dated and decided to get married – a decision they say they have felt affirmed after praying for their spouses’ blessings and finding signs. (iStock)

Inspired to reach out, Harvey donated to the care team that had cared for Callahan and mailed Adkins a condolence card with his phone number inside.

A little more than a week later, on a Friday, Adkins called back and admitted she’d been looking for him, too. Catching up, she invited Harvey to visit her in Ohio, where she now lives – an offer he quickly accepted.

By Sunday, Harvey had arrived in the Buckeye State, after leaving his Virginia home at 5 a.m. to drive 500 miles.

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“My heart was soaring. I had brought flowers,” he recalled of their meeting.

“He held my face in both his hands and he kissed me,” the bride said, revealing that they both felt like it was “like 1956 all over again.”

“We just reconnected immediately,” Adkins added.

Making up for lost time, the two dated and decided to get married – a decision they say they felt affirmed in making after praying for their spouses’ blessings and finding signs.

“We both feel the Lord is instrumental in getting us back together,” the groom told the Advocate.

Two weeks ago, the couple said “I do” at Central College Presbyterian Church and celebrated with a reception at Nutcracker Family Restaurant, chosen especially for its 1950s-inspired décor and memorabilia. Adkins’ daughter has since likened their incredible reunion to a “Hallmark movie.”

Beyond its motif, the Nutcracker was a logical choice, as it was the first place the now-newlyweds had their “first” date in over 60 years.

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At the reception, the new Mr. and Mrs. danced to “Chances Are” by Johnny Mathis – a favorite tune from their days as a teenage couple at prom.

“I think sometimes I can’t love her more, but then there’s tomorrow,” Harvey said of his bride, declaring that he will love her “until the Twelfth of Never [another Mathis tune,] and that’s a long, long time.”

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Photos released of Disney World property allegedly stolen by former employee in $14G heist

Authorities have released images of some the Walt Disney World property that was reportedly stolen from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot by now-former theme park employee Patrick Spikes. The Florida man is said to have seized almost $14,000 in costumes, props and attractions from Disney World between July 2018 and January 2019.

On Wednesday, law enforcement officials released images of some of the stolen goods, which included colorful wigs from the Haunted Mansion, News 13 reports. Investigators said that Spikes and his cousin Blaytin Taunton, also an employee of the theme park, used their Disney IDs to access underground tunnels to get backstage at the Haunted Mansion, according to WFTV.

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An image of Patrick Spikes. The Florida man is said to have seized almost $14,000 in costumes, props and attractions from Disney World between July 2018 and January 2019. (Orange County Sheriffs Office)

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Authorities said they suspect that Spikes lifted over $7,000 worth of costumes from the Magic Kingdom attraction and stole part of the animatronic “Buzzy” from the Cranium Command amusement at the Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot during the seven-month period. The animatronic parts he stole are valued at about $6,800.

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An image of Spikes modeling one of the reportedly stolen wigs. (Fifth Circuit State Attorneys Office)

The former Disney staffer is also accused of selling the costumes and props online, having received about $30,000 from two people on PayPal between July and September, officials said.

Spikes got away with the heist for a time, publishing images of some of the the stolen goods on his Twitter account @backdoordisney. At present, the account’s profile is described as “under new management.”

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An image of the wigs reportedly stolen from Disney World. (Fifth Circuit State Attorneys Office)

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In May, Spikes was arrested and bonded out on charges of burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

Taunton faced a judge on Oct. 24, WFTV reports. Moving forward, the cousins are scheduled to go to trial in January.

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Investigators said that Spikes and his cousin Blaytin Taunton, also an employee of the theme park, used their Disney ID’s to access underground tunnels to get backstage at the Haunted Mansion. (iStock)

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David Aaro contributed to this report.

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Celebrity chef and Trump critic Jose Andrés to throw first pitch at World Series’ Game 5 — in front of Trump

Batter up.

The Washington Nationals have announced that chef José Andrés will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 5 of the World Series — the same game that President Donald Trump says he’ll be attending if the series goes to a fifth game.

The celebrity chef has been a critic of President Trump since before he took office. The president announced his plans to attend the game one day before the Nationals shared news of Andrés participation.

Major League Baseball said the decision on first pitches is made jointly between the host team and the MLB, according to the Associated Press.

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Spanish-American chef José Andrés speaks during a “Get out the vote,” rally for Hillary Clinton rally in Tampa, Fla. in 2016. (Andres Leiva/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

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“I’m humbled by the invitation, and I realize is a big big big honor but I really hope that by Saturday night all of WASHINGTON will be celebrating that the Nationals are the 2019 MLB World Series Champions…” the celebrity chef wrote on Twitter on Friday morning, confirming the news.

Later in the day, the 50-year-old chef joked that he might need to “practice” ahead of the event.

“Please, I don’t want anyone to be nervous but… anyone has a baseball ball? Just in case, I need to practice…” Andrés tweeted, sharing a selfie as he held a glove.

The famed D.C. restaurateur has been internationally recognized for his humanitarian work in founding World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that serves meals in the wake of natural disasters, Fox 5 reports.

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Andrés and Trump previously feuded when the chef, who operates multiple eateries in Washington, D.C., withdrew from plans to open a restaurant in Trump International Hotel in Washington, following the then-candidate’s controversial comments about Mexican immigrants during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Andrés later criticized the Trump administration’s policies on immigration, as well as the federal government’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

As for the World Series, Washington leads Houston 2-0 in the best-of-seven series going into Game 3 on Friday, so a Game 5 on Sunday is not yet assured.

Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday that he plans to attend the game at Nationals Park if the series goes to a Game 5.

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Following the president’s announcement, a spokesperson for the Nationals previously told Fox News that Trump would not be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. Trump has yet to throw the customary first pitch as president. Every president since William Taft has done so.

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Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Woman asks Reddit for advice after finding alleged evidence of dad’s 20-year affair with aunt

A young woman recently turned to Reddit for advice on how to proceed after discovering that her father had allegedly been having an affair with her aunt for the last 20 years.

Likening the “heartbreaking” realization to a “bad dream,” commenters urged the Redditor to inform her mother sooner rather than later of her husband’s reported infidelity, for her own good.

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On Oct. 12, Reddit user Vantaed posted the emotional take in the forum’s “Surviving Infidelity” support group. “My father (towards whom I didn’t have any positive feelings even prior to that) apparently has been having affair with my godmother,” she said, clarifying that the woman, also her aunt, is the wife of her mother’s brother.

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One Reddit user recently turned to the online forum community seeking advice on how to proceed after discovering that her father had allegedly been having an affair with her aunt for the last 20 years. (iStock)

Vantaed began by explaining she had been spending time with her cousins, and describes their relationships as “very close.” And the day before she took to Reddit, she claims a cousin had accidentally opened her aunt’s Facebook page and saw a “sexting” conversation between her mother and Vantaed’s father, News.com.au reports.

Alarmed, the Redditor told her cousin to screenshot the chat, and she obliged, later printing out the conversation.

The woman’s cousin, meanwhile, quickly called her mom, who wrote off the banter as a “joke” and immediately deleted the chat.

The next day, the Vantaed and her cousin read over the “God-awful sexting” conversation together, and informed the rest of their adult-aged cousins of the news.

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Likening the “heartbreaking” realization to a “bad dream,” commenters urged the Redditor to inform her mother sooner rather than later of her husband’s reported infidelity, for her own good. (iStock)

“We decided to give my aunt a week to confess (which she’s not going to do) and then we will show the copies first to my uncle and then my mum,” the author said of the larger plan to address the situation.

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“Honestly, what do I do?” Vantaed asked. “The fact that my father is capable of this did not surprise me, but I know it was heartbreaking for my cousins as they’re close with their mom (and I am as well) and I cannot even imagine how my mom would react,” she said.

“I have a 9-year-old sister and after 18 years I know my mom quite well I think, she won’t let anyone know how hurt she is and remain in the marriage for the sake of my sister,” she went on. “I’m just so confused and probably still in denial as the last two days have been like some bad dream to me.”

In reply, commenters urged Vantaed to inform her mother of the alleged affair immediately, as difficult as sharing the suspicions would likely be.

“Your mom absolutely needs to know, do NOT fall for the age-old ‘I need to hide this to protect her’ fallacy. It will hurt her, but she deserves the truth,” one user said.

“You need to tell your mom before your aunt tells your uncle. Your uncle might tell your dad [who] would be able to cover his tracks,” another agreed. “Tell her so she can plan. Tell her you support her.”

Others asked Vantaed how she discovered that the infidelity had been happening for two decades, while some advised her to “stay strong” for the sake of her mother.

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“I am so proud of you! You have tremendous character. Your cousin too,” one supporter praised. (iStock)

“I am so proud of you! You have tremendous character. Your cousin too,” one supporter praised. “But don’t leave this for another second, as bank accounts get emptied and money removed. You will not believe how horribly people behave not just by cheating but in all financial matters. You need to get your mother to a lawyer and counseling.”

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Alternatively, one commenter wondered if the Redditor’s mother perhaps already suspected the adultery.

“There is a good possibility that your mom already knows or at least suspects. Women’s intuition… She may know but chooses to remain in denial. It’s sad but it seems to be the norm. Just be prepared,” they said.

Later on, Vantaed thanked respondents for taking the time to share their opinions.

“We’re still trying to exactly understand what this situation is truly about (whether there was a sexual relationship or romantic one, or was it just sexting for a long time), as my aunt still claims they never slept together and I obviously know she could be lying but still, we’ve seen only some of their messages and can’t put everything together solely with that,” she followed up on Oct. 12.

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“I still take into account the possibility it was ‘harmless’ in a way that they never slept with each other and have no romantic feelings whatsoever, and they just kept this sexting thing over the years… Just wanted to give you an update as the situation has been changing constantly,” she shared.

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Royal Caribbean cruise ship passenger booted from trip for dangerous swimsuit selfie: ‘What an absolute idiot’

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but posing in such a precarious position surely isn’t worth a thousand Instagram likes.

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship passenger has been slammed as an “absolute idiot” for climbing over a balcony railing to take a swimsuit selfie high above the ocean. One witness has claimed she was later kicked off the ship when it eventually docked in Jamaica for the reckless stunt.

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One Royal Caribbean cruise ship passenger, pictured, has been slammed as an “absolute idiot” for climbing over a balcony railing to take a swimsuit selfie, high above the ocean. (Peter Blosic)

Peter Blosic, who snapped the photo, was recently traveling through the Caribbean on the Allure of the Seas when he spotted the unnamed woman in a blue bathing suit, after she had apparently climbed over a balcony railing on the starboard (right) side of the ocean liner. According to Blosic, the daredevil ventured out on the massive ship’s narrow perch to take photos of herself, The Sun reports.

“What an absolute IDIOT. You cannot fall off of a ship unless you are acting like a moron!” he exclaimed.

Blosic said he immediately contacted guest services, and that ship officials soon tracked down the woman. Later, the selfie-snapper was booted off the ship when it docked in Falmouth, Jamaica, Blosic claimed.

A spokesperson for the cruise line was not immediately available to offer further comment on the story.

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According to Royal Caribbean’s guest conduct policy, passengers are forbidden from “sitting, standing, laying or climbing on, over or across any exterior or interior railings or other protective barriers, or tampering with ship’s equipment, facilities or systems” for their own safety. (iStock)

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According to Royal Caribbean’s guest conduct policy, passengers are forbidden from “sitting, standing, laying or climbing on, over or across any exterior or interior railings or other protective barriers, or tampering with ship’s equipment, facilities or systems” for their own safety.

Failure to comply may result in intervention by ship security, law enforcement and, ultimately, removal from the ship at the next port of call.

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Earlier this week, a Carnival Cruise Line passenger was critically injured after falling over a railing and landing on a deck 16-feet below. And last year, Royal Caribbean banned a guest for life after he jumped from the 11th deck of the Symphony of the Seas while the ship was docked. A global study published last summer also revealed that 259 people have died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017.

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Tourists filmed getting dangerously close to a black bear in Tennessee

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A group of curious tourists were recently caught on camera getting dangerously close to a black bear in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Video footage of the surprising scene has since gone viral on Facebook, with many commenters describing the visitors as “idiots” for getting so close to a wild animal, a violation of a federal regulation punishable by fines and arrest.

On Oct. 14, Kelly Price Helms shared an “insane” 33-second clip to Facebook, featuring a group of people photographing a black bear from just a few feet away, while the wild animal ate grass near the side of a road between Cades Cove and Townsend, as per WBIR. The visitors seemed to be blissfully unaware of the dangerous situation they were in.

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“Witnessed this the other day while visiting the Smoky Mountains. Insane!” Helms captioned the now-viral video, which has since been shared nearly 5,000 times to date.

“Please note that my family and I were safe in our car and unable to move along due to these people jumping out of their vehicles,” she added.

Social media commenters were quick to declare the tourists “idiots” and “fools” for the reckless behavior.

“Good grief! People are crazy. This is a wild animal. Yes, they are beautiful and I love to see them but I’m not crazy enough to get that close,” one user wrote. “The sad thing is when people get attacked the bear is the one that suffers the consequences if they find it.”

“It only takes one time for that bear to come after you … There is a sign at the beginning going into the Smokies that tells you how far to stay away from the bears,” another agreed.

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The National Park Service (NPS) warns that “bears are wild animals that are dangerous and unpredictable. Do not approach bears or allow them to approach you!”  (Getty Images)

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“People are stupid. Stay in your car and leave the bear alone,” another said.

More broadly, Helms said that she shared the footage in hopes of raising awareness on the importance of respecting wildlife and natural habitats.

“I just want people to be informed about the danger of being that close to wildlife. It could not only turn bad for the tourist but for the bear as well,” the woman told WVLT.

Though a spokesperson for the National Park Service (NPS) was not immediately available to offer further comment on the incident, the agency’s website warns that “bears are wild animals that are dangerous and unpredictable. Do not approach bears or allow them to approach you!”

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An image of the sunrise in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. (iStock)

It is also illegal to willfully approach bears within 150 feet (50 yards) or any distance that disturbs or displaces the creature in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the NPS explains. Violation of this federal policy can result in fines and even arrest.

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Biologists estimate that roughly 1,500 bears live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is one of the “largest protected areas in the eastern U.S. where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings,” the agency states.

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Chick-fil-A is testing new drinks – cold brew and tea lemonades

Chick-fil-A fans will be thrilled to learn that the chain is testing three new drinks – all the better to wash down that famous fried chicken.

The chicken-centric chain announced last week that they will be offering three new beverages – the Mocha Cream Cold Brew, Mango Passion Tea Lemonade and Blackberry Blossom Tea Lemonade – in select markets for a limited time.

Customers in Denver and Cheyenne, Wyo., can try the Mocha Cream Cold Brew, while diners in Jacksonville, Fla., will be able to order the Tea Lemonades until Nov. 9, a press release revealed.

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Diners in Denver and Cheyenne, Wyo. will be able to order the Mocha Cream Cold Brew, pictured, until Nov. 9. (Chick-fil-A)

“Served over ice, the Mocha Cream Cold Brew is a swirl of cold-brewed coffee, sweetened cream and chocolate-flavored syrup. It may be the perfect drink to get your morning off to a good start, or delightful sweet treat to pick up your afternoon,” the announcement detailed.

“Mango Passion Tea Lemonade is a tropical combination of our classic Lemonade and freshly-brewed Unsweetened Iced Tea, blended with mango and passionfruit natural flavors,” the release went on. “The Blackberry Blossom Tea Lemonade also features our Lemonade and Unsweetened Iced Tea, while infusing the natural flavors of blackberry, hibiscus and blood orange.”

In addition, the “seasonal” Tea Lemonades will also be sold by the gallon in the restaurant and can be added to catering orders.

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Customers in Jacksonville, Fla. can try the “seasonal” Mango Passion Tea Lemonade and Blackberry Blossom Tea Lemonade, pictured, for a limited time.  (Chick-fil-A)

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The Tea Lemonades will begin to retail at $1.95 for a small, while the prices for the Cold Brew begins at $2.69 for the same size.

In the weeks ahead, the fast-food chain will review customer feedback to determine if any of the beverages deserve a spot on menus nationwide, the release explained.

In related headlines, Chick-fil-A added mac and cheese (a permanent offering) and Frosted Caramel Coffee (a limited-time option) to menus at participating locations across the country over the summer.

In September, the Atlanta-headquartered chain met a longtime goal of serving antibiotic-free chicken at all of its restaurants.

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