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Serena Williams gets into position at the 2013 U.S. Open. Williams was recently in the news for getting into a verbal argument with the umpire, Carlos Ramos, at the 2018 U.S. Open.

Serena Williams gets into position at the 2013 U.S. Open. Williams was recently in the news for getting into a verbal argument with the umpire, Carlos Ramos, at the 2018 U.S. Open.

US Open 2013 Part 2 454 / Edwin Martinez / CC BY 2.0

US Open 2013 Part 2 454 / Edwin Martinez / CC BY 2.0

Serena Williams gets into position at the 2013 U.S. Open. Williams was recently in the news for getting into a verbal argument with the umpire, Carlos Ramos, at the 2018 U.S. Open.

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Serena Williams drama outshines Naomi Osaka’s win

The U.S. Open Women’s Final turned ugly when Serena Williams got into a verbal argument with the umpire Carlos Ramos.

Ramos gave Williams a code violation after he determined that her coach, Patrick Mouratoglu, had been giving her coaching signals from his box.

Williams then received a point violation for smashing her racquet out of frustration.

After Williams accused Ramos of being a thief and stealing a point from her, she received a game penalty for alleged verbal abuse.

Williams’ point and game violations took attention away from finals winner, Naomi Osaka, who won 6-2, 6-4.

While some have deemed Williams reactions to the violations unnecessary and tantrum like, others have come to her defense, claiming male tennis players have acted far worse.

Two days after the finals match, Mark Knight, a cartoonist for The Herald Sun in Australia, posted a cartoon of Williams throwing a tantrum and Osaka asking the umpire to let Williams win. Knight has since defended his cartoon and claimed it is not racist.

Dallas police officer changes her story after bizarre shooting

A Dallas police officer has been charged with manslaughter following the fatal shooting of Botham Shem Jean.

Amber Guyger, who is white, has changed her story at least twice following the shooting of Jean, who is black.

Initially, Guyger alleged that when she arrived at the front door, she struggled to put her key in the door, and Jean in his underwear came and opened the door. Startled and thinking he was an intruder, she shot him and then called for backup.

Guyger, after meeting with a PR firm, now claims that the door was slightly ajar when she arrived, and when she opened the door fully, she saw Jean. Guyger says she then gave Jean verbal commands which he ignored, prompting her to fire two shots.

Tesla stock falls after Elon Musk is taped smoking marijuana

Elon Musk shocked many on Thursday when he was taped smoking marijuana during a live-streamed interview with comic Joe Regan.

Musk smoked marijuana in California, where cannabis use is legal for people over the age of 21.

The following day Tesla’s shares plunged 6.3 percent.

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