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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the best-known 2020 presidential prospect, but he will not be ...

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Is 2018 the Year of the Angry College-Educated Woman?

Whatever happens in next month's midterm elections, women candidates have already made history. There are more female nominees for public office nationwide than ever before. Twenty-three women are in the running for the U.S. Senate — 15 Democrats and 8 Republicans. Four of those women are running in states with open seats, which means they ...

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PHOTOS: ALL the Black designers Tracee Ellis Ross wore at the American Music Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row and the actress used her platform to highlight the work of Black ...

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‘Insecure’ star Kendrick Sampson took a knee at polo event ‘I will be supporting the movement of kneeling in solidarity’

Insecure star Kendrick Sampson wasn’t insecure at all when he took a stand at a high-profile Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event as the national anthem ...

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Taylor Swift breaks all-time American Music Awards record

The pop star wins four trophies at the American Music Awards, and again urges fans to vote.

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Gladys Knight, Cece Winans, Mary Mary, Ledisi, and more salute Aretha Franklin at the AMAs

  The 2018 American Music Awards were a bit underwhelming, but the Aretha Franklin tribute did not disappoint. Performers sang songs from ...

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PHOTOS: Cardi B, Amara La Negra, Tyra Banks and more stars shine at the 2018 American Music Awards

The 2018 American Music Awards went down in Los Angeles on Tuesday and several of our favorite singers, songwriters, and producers were on deck to show off their style game on the red carpet. Stars like Cardi B, Offset, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, ...

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France decorates couple who found Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie

President Macron awards Serge Klarsfeld and his wife Beate for their work in tracking down Nazis.

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Ryan: 'Big Fight' Coming Over Border Wall After Election

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday promised a "big fight" over border wall funding after midterm elections as part of a commitment he made to President Donald Trump.   Ryan said he and others in Congress did not think a funding fight made sense ahead of the midterms. Trump wants three times the $1.6 billion Congress has tentatively agreed to ...

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American Music Awards to honor ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin with all-star tribute

Even the epic, day-long tribute to the legendary Aretha Franklin at her funeral in August was just not enough, so the American Music Awards is ...

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Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network host 2018 Triumph Awards honoring Meek Mill, Rosalind Brewer and more

The National Action Network announced the six honorees for the 9th Annual Triumph Awards, which celebrates distinguished individuals who use their ...

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Women Candidates Embrace a New Style

Gone are the days when women political candidates felt they had to imitate their male counterparts and downplay their femininity to win elections. “Women had to be seen as tough, tough on crime, tough if there was a war,” says New York-based ...

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10-year-old Ghanaian DJ performs for world leaders

Meet DJ Switch: a 10-year-old girl from Ghana who wants to be a gynecologist when she grows up.

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What Would a Reopened FBI Probe of Kavanaugh Do? 

It was a steady demand of Democrats at Thursday's Senate hearing on sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: that an FBI background investigation into Kavanaugh should be reopened. Democrats say that's critical to finding the truth in the accounts of Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Republicans say ...

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University of Minnesota awards honorary degree to Prince

he University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis. The post University of Minnesota awards honorary degree to Prince appeared ...

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Best Fifa Football Awards: Can anyone make sense of them?

Was Salah's goal really the best? And why was best keeper winner Thibaut Courtois not in the Best XI? BBC Sport tries to unravel the Fifa Football ...

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Luka Modric named best male player and Marta best female player at Fifa awards

Real Madrid's Luka Modric is named the world's best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London, as Marta is named best female player.

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Best Fifa Football Awards winners to be announced on Monday

The world's best male and female footballers will be named at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London on Monday.

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Trump Chips Away at Liberal US Appeals Court Majorities

Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration. These 13 courts wield considerable power, usually providing the last word on rulings appealed ...

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