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    Man Dragged, Bloodied, Off United Flight

    Leggingsgate’s got nothing on this. United Airlines provoked mass outrage after viral videos showed police forcibly removing a passenger from a Chicago-Louisville flight Sunday, reportedly to make room for airline employees. United asked for volunteers to wait a day in exchange for overnight accommodation and $800. Finding no takers, the crew randomly selected passengers and one — a doctor with patients to see Monday morning — refused and was dragged, screaming and bleeding, from his seat. Now one aviation security officer involved has been suspended and some in Washington are calling for hearings.

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