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San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely with quad issue

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Congressional leaders point fingers as deadline for government funding bill nears without DACA deal

By Louis Milman Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seemed to blame President Trump Wednesday for the delay in reaching a bipartisan deal to protect those who benefit from DACA. “I’m looking for something President Trump supports,” McConnell told reporters Wednesday afternoon. “He’s not yet indicated what measure he’s willing to sign.” “As soon as he figures out what he is for,” McConnell added, “then I will be convinced we’re not just spinning our wheels but actually dealing with a bill that can become law.” McConnell said that as far as a short-term continuing resolution …

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Christie’s Suspends Arrested Ex-CIA Officer

A former CIA officer arrested on charges of unlawfully retaining classified information has been suspended by Christie’s as its head of security in Hong Kong. Source:: World News

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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats announce tour, including co-headlining dates with The Head and the Heart

By Music News Group ABC/Randy HolmesNathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats have announced a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, Tearing at the Seams. The trek begins May 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will conclude August 22 with a hometown show in Denver. Visit NathanielRateliff.com for ticket info. The tour will also include a run of co-headlining dates with The Head and the Heart, beginning May 31 in Chicago and wrapping up June 9 in Forest Hills, New York. Tearing at the Seams is the follow-up to the Night Sweats’ self-titled debut, which featured the hit …

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Camila Cabello might score #1 debut; explains how she kept warm on New Year’s Eve

By Andrea Dresdale ABC/Heidi GutmanCamila Cabello‘s debut solo album Camila may score the singer her first ever #1 album. Industry forecasters tell Billboard that the album, featuring the smash hit “Havana,” could sell around 90,000 units, which may result in a #1 debut. But that’s assuming the album out-sells the one that’s currently number one: The Greatest Showman. Last week, the soundtrack album for the Hugh Jackman film sold 104,000 units. If sales drop, Camila could replace it at #1; if not, she’ll have to settle for #2. That would match the performance of her song “Havana,” which has been …

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“Go Blue!” Tina Lawson brags about Blue Ivy’s rapping skills on social media

By Music News Group Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARASBeyoncé and Solange‘s momma Tina Lawson is one proud grandmother. The businesswoman praised her granddaughter, Blue Ivy‘s, rapping abilities on Instagram Tuesday, with the caption, “Im sorry, it is brag on my grand baby day! This is too darn cute [heart emoji] Go Blue!.” Tina included an animated video of her son-in-law, JAY-Z, talking about his six-year-old daughter’s vocal talent on his “Blue’s Freestyle” track. Blue made her rap debut on that song, which can be heard on Jay’s 4:44 album. Fans can watch animated music video for “Blue’s Freestyle” on YouTube. …

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The Beautiful People: Is Johnny Depp joining Marilyn Manson’s band?

By Music News Group David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty ImagesMarilyn Manson‘s band could be adding a new member. The shock-rocker has suggested that actor and BFF Johnny Depp might be joining the group. “Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar,” Manson tweets. “Sound great?” Manson and Depp have performed together onstage before, and the actor plays guitar in the supergroup Hollywood Vampires along with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry. He also stars in the recently released videos for Manson’s Heaven Upside Down songs “SAY10” and “KILL4ME.” Some fans, however, do not think this idea sounds great, pointing out that …

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Report: Taylor Swift trademarking the phrase “Big Reputation”

By Music News Group Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift has a Reputation for trademarking her lyrics and song titles, and it looks as if she’s at it again. According to TMZ, the singer’s company, TAS Rights Management, LLC, has filed documents to secure the rights to the phrase “Big Reputation.” The phrase is a lyric from her song “End Game,” where she sings, “Big reputation/big reputation/Ooh, you and me would be a big conversation.” Apparently, Taylor is looking to use “Big Reputation” on merchandise items including sunglasses, cell phone cases, pajamas and gloves. She’s also reportedly trademarking her own signature, for …

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Summer Plays On, as Lady A and Darius Rucker hit the road together in July

By Music News Group The GreenRoomGet ready for the show that promises to be the feel-good tour of 2018. Pals Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are teaming up for the Summer Plays On trek, starting in July. “Yours” hitmaker Russell Dickerson will open. “For us as a band, being out on the road together is where it all comes to life,” Charles Kelley says. “Darius is one of our closest friends, and so we just feel really excited to get to share this tour and those memories on and off stage with him.” “There’s no doubt that it’s going to …

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First Female Premier Set to Lead Romania Amid Anticorruption Protests

Romania’s president named a new prime minister on Wednesday, the country’s third in a year, as the ruling party tried to survive one of the biggest anticorruption movements in modern European history. Source:: World News

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Kane Brown keeps a lock on country’s #1 album in 2018

By Music News Group ABC/Image Group LA Kane Brown is kicking off 2018 on top of the world. The “What Ifs” hitmaker is currently spending his second week this year at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums ranking. It’s the fourth week at the top overall for the newcomer’s self-titled debut. Kane Brown immediately ascended to #1 when it was originally released in December of 2016, and then returned to the pinnacle when the Deluxe Edition came out in October of last year. Along the way, the project’s also been certified gold. Its latest single, “Heaven,” is currently climbing the …

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Khalid and Normani Kordei team up for new song, “Love Lies” on Love, Simon soundtrack

By Music News Group ABC/Randy HolmesKhalid and Fifth Harmony‘s Normani Kordei have finally teamed up to collaborate on a brand new track. Their song is called “Love Lies” and is featured on the soundtrack for the forthcoming 20th Century Fox film, Love, Simon. As previously reported, Khalid told MTV News in August that he would “love to [collaborate] with Normani.” Normani positively responded to the article on Twitter, writing, “I freaking love everything about this. @thegreatkhalid you inspire so many individuals including myself. LOVE YOU TONS sweet human.” The pair, who are friends, appear together in Khalid’s “Young Dumb & …

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Turkey Threatens to Attack Kurdish Allies of U.S. in Syria

Turkey is amassing troops on the border with Syria and has said it would launch full-scale attacks on the Kurdish forces there that helped the U.S. beat back Islamic State, as the defeat of the extremist group makes way for old rivalries to resurface. Source:: World News

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Ed Sheeran to appear in video for his Eminem collaboration “River”

By Andrea Dresdale Greg WilliamsNot content with making a guest appearance in Taylor Swift’s video for “End Game,” Ed Sheeran will also be popping up in a new video by Eminem. Ed posted a photo of himself on Instagram with the caption “River” — the name of his collaboration with Eminem. He’s seen sitting in what looks like an abandoned house, holding his guitar in front of him. Eminem posted the same photo, with the caption “So let the river run… @teddysphotos on set #REVIVAL.” “@Teddysphotos” is Ed’s Instagram handle. On the U.K. singles chart, Ed’s song “Perfect” is #1, …

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Former U.S. Ambassadors Urge Trump to Reassess View of Africa

Former American ambassadors to 48 African nations have urged President Donald Trump to reassess his views on Africa and its citizens after he was reported to have referred to nations there as “shithole countries.” Source:: World News

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