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Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Reportedly Dead At 27

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has reportedly died, according to several of his friends and collaborators. He was 27. The tragic news was first shared early Saturday morning (January 20) by Santana’s good friend Maxo Kream. “I’m lost for words right now,” he wrote on Instagram. “RIP a real Savage.” Santana, born Derrick Coleman, helped usher…

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The Memo: How Trump changed everything

One year into the Trump presidency, supporters and critics agree on a single thing: America has never seen anything like it. To his detractors, President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE…

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US destroyer sails near contested reef in South China Sea angering Beijing

U.S. Navy's amphibious assault vehicles with Philippine and U.S. troops on board maneuver in the waters during a combined assault exercise facing the contested Scarborough Shoal in waters off of the Philippines in 2015.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) A U.S. Navy warship sailed close to a contested reef west of the Philippines this week, drawing the…

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Supreme Court to hear travel ban case in April

Oral arguments will be heard in April. In a two-sentence order, the court said it will consider questions concerning whether the ban violates immigration law as well as the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. Late last year, the justices allowed the entire travel ban issued in September to go into effect pending appeal. The court's…

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Analysis | The case for taking the Trump-Stormy Daniels saga seriously

Here is what we know about the allegation that an adult-film star reportedly was paid to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Donald Trump before he was president. The Washington Post has not been able to independently confirm this payment. (The Washington Post) Imagine for a second that Donald Trump isn't president. Imagine it's…

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VP Pence in Egypt for talks on security, counterterrorism

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time…

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North Korean athletes will compete at Winter Olympics

North Korea will send 22 athletes who will compete in three sports, Bach said, following a meeting between delegations from the two Koreas and Olympic officials in Lausanne, Switzerland. Athletes from the North and South will also march together under one flag at the opening ceremony for the Games in Pyeongchang, which begin February 9,…

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Neighbor charged with felony assault against Rand Paul

CLOSE Developer Jim Skaggs 'couldn't believe' when he heard that a neighbor allegedly assaulted U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home in Bowling Green. Matt Stone/Louisville Courier Journal Rene Boucher, right, appears in court for an arraignment in November with his attorneys. Nov. 9, 2017 (Photo: Austin Anthony, AP) Rene Boucher, the 58-year-old Bowling Green…

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