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R&B Singer Aretha Franklin Dead at 76 After Long Illness

Music legend Aretha Franklin died early Thursday at the age of 76 after a long illness, The Associated Press reported. Reports began circulating Sunday evening the R&B singer was in the hospital and “gravely ill,” the report said. Franklin’s final public performance took place in November 2017, the AP reported. Born in Memphis, the report said, Franklin grew up in ...

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Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese relatives of those who disappeared on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had earlier this month expressed frustration that the long-awaited official report — totalling some 1,500 pages — had no new clues about the missing airliner and had not been translated into Chinese Chinese relatives of those who disappeared on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Thursday asked to ...

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Almost 350 news outlets to publish editorials denouncing Trump’s ‘dirty war’ on press

Nearly 350 news organizations are set to publish editorials on Thursday pushing back against Donald Trump’s attacks on the media and defending freedom of the press. The publications are participating in a push organized by the Boston Globe to run coordinated editorials denouncing what the paper called a “dirty war against the free press”. As of Wednesday morning, 343 publications ...

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Brazil’s Lula Launches Presidential Bid From Prison

As thousands of his supporters rallied in Brazil’s capital city on Wednesday, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva officially registered his candidacy for October’s presidential election from behind bars, The Guardian reported. Official campaigning in Brazil’s most unpredictable election in decades begins on Friday with almost half the electorate still undecided. Lula leads in the polls, but he is ...

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