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Meek Mill retrial decision rescheduled to later this month

August 6, 2019

By KRISTEN DE GROOT PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decision on whether Meek Mill will be retried in a 2007 drug and gun case was delayed until later this month after his lawyer asked a judge Tuesday for more time. The 32-year-old rapper has been on probation most of his adult life over the teenage arrest….

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TV ancestry series is a salve for divided America, host says

August 2, 2019

By Lynn Elber associated press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— The celebrity ancestry show “Finding Your Roots” has a message to counter divisive political rhetoric, said its host, educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. The PBS series demonstrates that “we’re all descended from immigrants,” whether they came to America willingly or as slaves, and all share a common…

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‘Stranger Things’ breakout star is a spunky seventh grader

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by Netflix shows Priah Ferguson, center, in a scene from “Stranger Things.” Ferguson, a 12-year-old Atlanta middle schooler, has given season 3 of the sci-fi, back-to-the-‘80s Netflix show a jolt of sassy electricity, playing Erica, a “My Little Pony”-obsessed, He-Man stealing, walkie-talkie intercepting little sister of Lucas, played by Caleb…

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Bandwagon builds for LGBTQ diversity on children’s TV

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: The Bravest Knight By Leanne Italie associated press NEW YORK — Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children’s series “The Bravest Knight,” describes the show’s dad couple this way: “We’re not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We’re talking about the love of a family.” His words and those of his…

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Rapper A$AP Rocky to be freed from jail as judges mulls case

August 2, 2019

JARI TANNER and DOROTHEE THIESING STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other U.S. suspects will be freed from jail until Aug. 14, when judges are expected to announce a verdict in the assault case against them, a Swedish court announced Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear from the decision by the Stockholm District Court…

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R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually abusing women, girls

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Lawyers for Kelly are asking a judge in Chicago to fine and jail his ex-wife for breaking a confidentiality clause in their divorce agreement. Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg said in a Tuesday, July…

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