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Trump’s bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

A$AP Rocky

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail,” a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn’t include bail. Trump tweeted that during “a very good call” with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also “assured him that A$AP was …

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Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday. Event organizers with the Colombia Event Center posted the cancellation notice on Facebook. …

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Trump says he’s trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. “I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do …

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Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker’s home in Mansfield, southeast of Fort Worth. The …

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Sweden wants extension of rapper’s detention after fight

A$AP Rocky

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday. Stockholm’s District Court decided to accept the request from prosecutor Daniel Suneson’s to hold A$AP Rocky — the stage name of Rakim Mayers — until …

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Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award

Sally Field

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children’s TV show “Sesame Street” are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire. The recipients announced Thursday will be honored during …

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Arizona waterfall featured in Beyoncé ‘Lion King’ video

SUPAI, Ariz. (AP) — For a few hours, Beyoncé had a famed blue-green waterfall in northern Arizona to herself. The Havasupai (hav-uh-SU’-peye) Tribe says it was honored to grant the singer’s request to film part of her latest music video on its reservation deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Tribal Chairwoman Muriel Uqualla says it’s a testament to …

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Hollywood stars open wallets to Buttigieg’s 2020 campaign

Pete Buttigieg

WASHINGTON (AP) — A-list celebrities seem to be opening their hearts — or at least their wallets — to Pete Buttigieg. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran and a former Rhodes scholar to get the attention of …

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Florida can require licenses for dietary advice, court rules

Florida can limit who gets to give dietary advice, a federal court ruled. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a health coach who was fined for practicing without a dietary license. Heather Del Castillo had argued Florida’s law violated her First Amendment right to free speech, noting dietary advice is ubiquitous online, in books and on TV. The …

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Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico’s most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents. The crowd ranged from teenagers to retirees, with …

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