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The casket of Aretha Franklin is laid to rest at her burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
August 31, 2018 - 10:08 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Aretha Franklin is in her final resting place. The casket of the Queen of Soul was interred Friday evening in a mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, just over two weeks after she died of...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, Alec Baldwin attends the NYU Tisch School of the Arts gala in New York. Baldwin will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner in Manchester on Oct. 14. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 30, 2018 - 2:40 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Alec Baldwin will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual fall fundraising dinner. The actor, who won an Emmy last year for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," will speak at the Oct. 14 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner in...
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Britain's Prince Harry addresses the audience after a gala performance of the musical Hamilton, in support of the charity Sentebale, at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, Wednesday, Aug. 29 2018. The evening will raise awareness and funds for Sentebale's work with children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. (Dan Charity/Pool Photo via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 7:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry sang and joked with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the stage of "Hamilton," after he and his wife Meghan joined audiences for a gala charity performance of the smash-hit musical in London's West End. The royal couple sat in the royal circle at Victoria Palace Theater during the...
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Hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta have paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Detroit. The sorority's traditional Omega Omega service lasted nearly an hour, saluting Franklin with song, scripture and words. Franklin, who was inducted into Delta Sigma Theta as an honorary member in 1992, was remembered as for her regal presence and love of her community. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 29, 2018 - 9:09 am
DETROIT (AP) — What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on Tuesday to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority. The moving ceremony, known as the Omega Omega...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian Football Association speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has banned the head of the Palestinian Football Association from attending soccer games for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub called on Arab soccer fans to burn Messi posters and shirts if he participated in an Argentina game in Israel in June. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)
August 25, 2018 - 9:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The head of Palestinian soccer said Saturday he will appeal FIFA's year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. Jibril Rajoub told The Associated Press he...
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Leslie Mathews, left, and Emma Lockridge sit in New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. C.L. Franklin, her father, had been pastor at the church that Franklin learned the gospel fundamentals that would make her a soul institution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 17, 2018 - 1:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career...
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This March 26, 1972 file photo shows the Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking to reporters at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic in New York as Tom Todd, vice president of PUSH, from second left, Aretha Franklin and Louis Stokes. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:42 pm
Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. "She not only provided the...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo,Icon award winner Janet Jackson performs a medley at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jackson, John Legend, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place on Sept. 29 on the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place on Sept. 29 on the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park. Janelle Monae and Cardi B, who gave birth in July, will also...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 05, 2018 - 1:01 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, actor Patrick Dempsey poses for photographers during a photocall for the screening of 'Bridget Jones's Baby' in Paris. Dempsey is offering to have dinner with five, randomly selected individuals who raise money for families affected by cancer. The Sun Journal reports that those who raise more than $1,000 by Sept. 1, 2018 for what’s known as the Dempsey Challenge could be picked for the dinner. Dempsey is the creator of the Dempsey Challenge bike-run-walk fundraiser that helps families affected by cancer. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 04, 2018 - 12:03 pm
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey is offering to have dinner with five, randomly selected individuals who raise money for families affected by cancer. The Sun Journal reports that those who raise more than $1,000 by Sept. 1 for what's known as the Dempsey Challenge could be picked for...
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