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Before Justine Damond's Fatal Shooting, a Slap

Warrant reveals that someone hit police car before shooting

(Newser) - A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The search warrant obtained by Minnesota Public Radio doesn't specifically... More »

Want to Lose Wrinkles? Try Thai Face-Slapping

Couple offers face-slapping therapy in Calif.

(Newser) - A slap from a beautiful woman usually means "how dare you"—except at a Thai face-slapping parlor in San Francisco, where it costs $350, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The therapist, Bangkok-born Tata, says it removes wrinkles and firms up skin without the cost of surgery or a single... More »

Scott Walker Opponent Slapped for Conceding

Supporter angry over Tom Barrett's timing

(Newser) - Tom Barrett's concession to Scott Walker in the Wisconsin recall vote prompted a minor assault. A supporter smacked the Milwaukee mayor across the face after he made the call to Walker, USA Today reports; apparently she was angry he'd conceded while some voters were still trying to cast... More »

Man Charged With Striking Stranger's Child

Annoyed by crying, Ga. shopper pledged to 'shut her up for you'

(Newser) - A Georgia man is being held on charges of felony cruelty to children after he slapped a stranger’s crying child in Wal-Mart, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Roger Stephens, 61, approached the mother and said, “If you don’t shut that baby up, I will shut her up for... More »

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