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NUDE BICYCLE RIDE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It wasn’t the Tour de France — more like the Tour de Topless — and Bottomless. Hundreds of bikers pedaled for 10 miles through the streets of Philadelphia for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. Spectators got a view of the nude bikers as they pedaled past more traditional sights like the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Mint and Independence Hall. Speaking of independence, the bikers could be as bare as they dared. Some opted for no clothing at all, while others wore underwear or masks. The bike ride is to protest dependence on fossil fuels, advocate for the safety of cyclists on the road and promote positive body image.

POLICE STOP LEADS TO PROPOSAL

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A police stop can often end up with a ticket, warning or an arrest. In this case, it ended with a proposal. Police in Miami Beach pulled over a woman — and both she and her boyfriend got out of the car. An officer asked the boyfriend if he had anything to say. The man, identified only as Kenneth, got on a knee, held out a ring and told his girlfriend, “I just want you to marry me.” A video tweeted by police shows her covering her face, saying “Oh my God … crazy.” Eventually, she said yes, and the officers congratulated them. And in case you were wondering, yes — police say the groom-to-be had come to police asking for help with the proposal idea.

RAID MADE IN CONTROVERSY OVER COUPLE HELPING HOMELESS MAN

FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — Another major twist in the case in which a New Jersey couple helped raise money online for a homeless man. Authorities in Florence say the couple, Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure are under investigation. No charges have been filed. But authorities have raided the couple’s home, hauling away a new BMW. This all started when Johnny Bobbitt spent his last $20 to buy gas for McClure when she was stranded on a highway last year. The couple got some 14,000 people to donate $400,000 online, purportedly to help Bobbitt start a new life. Now they are accused of siphoning off some of that money. Meanwhile, GoFundMe and the law firm representing Bobbitt have said Bobbitt will get all the money raised for him.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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