The Daily Populous

Monday August 9th, 2021 night edition

image for A Black realtor was showing a home to a Black father and son. They were handcuffed by Michigan police

(CNN) A Black realtor was showing a house to a Black man and his 15-year-old son in a Michigan suburb last week when they looked outside and saw police officers surrounding the property with their guns drawn.

"I knew once they surrounded the home they were preparing for a standoff," the father, Roy Thorne, told CNN's Don Lemon Friday.

"And so my instincts told me we need to get out of here, we need to get to where they can see that we're not a threat.".

A neighbor had called authorities, saying a suspect arrested at the property a week prior had returned to the scene, according to the Wyoming, Michigan, Department of Public Safety.

But the caller was mistaken: The realtor, Eric Brown, was giving Thorne and his son Samuel a tour of the home in the community of Wyoming, just outside Grand Rapids, after scheduling the visit online the day before.

All three were eventually released without incident -- but not before Wyoming police ordered them out of the home with their hands up and handcuffed each of them, briefly placing Thorne and his 15-year-old son in the back seats of separate patrol vehicles, according to footage released by Wyoming police.

"I was worried," Thorne said, "but I was just more concerned about getting my son out of that situation and getting us all out of there.". »

Gaza resort bombed for holding mixed-gender concert

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The attack came after the resort was accused by Muslim extremists of holding a mixed-gender concert .

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Members of Islamic State (ISIS)-inspired groups in the Gaza Strip accused the resort of holding a music concert for men and women on the beach of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. »

CNN's Jim Acosta said scientists should name COVID-19 variants after Republican governors who've refused to enforce safety measures

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CNN's Jim Acosta said scientists should name new COVID variants after Republican governors.

Republic governors like Ron DeSantis from Florida continue to flout COVID-19 safety measures like mask-wearing.

CNN anchor Jim Acosta blasted Republican governors who don't enforce COVID-19 safety regulations, suggesting scientists name variants after them. »

Britney Spears just bought her first ever iPad and she's beyond excited

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Britney Spears has cause for celebration -- she's finally the proud owner of an iPad, calling it "a ground-breaking day.

She told her 32.9 million followers: "My life does seem different with an iPad...

"In the accompanying video, the Grammy winner tells the camera: "Okay guys, great news -- I got my first iPad today. »