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Meet Aminé, a Joyful Rapper With an Eye on Politics

From a distance, Aminé (born Adam Amine Daniel) exudes glee and mischief. On the back of his laptop is a Supreme sticker cut up and reshuffled to read “penis.” On the cover of his album, he is seated on a blue toilet, naked from the calves up. A few weeks ago, he was selected as part of XXL magazine’s annual Freshmen list; on the magazine’s cover, he wore a T-shirt with several mispronunciations of his name. He was determined to release his album during the summer — “When who I…

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Why cracking down on White House leaks may not work

The newly-named White House communications director is taking aim at leakers. In a Wednesday night tweet that has since been deleted, Anthony Scaramucci called for federal investigators to look into how Politico obtained his financial disclosure forms. (Politico said Thursday the documents were publicly available, not leaked.) CBS News chief Washington correspondent John Dickerson said, “Often, leaks are the sign of a White House that’s not operating in a healthy way.”  The “Face the Nation” moderator joined “CBS This Morning” to discuss what the constant drip of information out of…

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Wanda Sykes Says Transgender Soldiers Not The Problem, Trump’s The Problem

Wanda Sykes Transgender Soldiers Not the Problem, Trump Is! EXCLUSIVE Wanda Sykes doesn’t think transgender soldiers in the military are a problem, she thinks the guy taking away transgender soldiers’ rights to be in the military is the real problem. Sykes, like many Americans, ain’t happy with President Trump‘s decision Wednesday to boot all transgender soldiers, especially because she thinks most trans soldiers are braver than Trump … who’s never served in the armed forces. When we got her at LAX Wednesday she told us all Americans deserve equality, and she…

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OKC Thunder Shame Andre Roberson About Bad Tipping At L.A. Hot Spot

OKC Thunder Tip Shame Andre Roberson … After L.A. Team Dinner EXCLUSIVE Here’s proof your friends don’t ever let you live anything down … the OKC Thunder taking shots at Andre Roberson and his (non?) tipping habits after a dinner out in L.A. Remember, Roberson found himself in a public tipping scandal a couple weeks back, when a server claims the $30 million man bricked his gratuity … leaving a $14 tip on a nearly $500 check. The guys were out at Catch last night, and by the guys we…

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Teacher, 28, banned from classroom after allegedly having sex with student on plane

A 28-year-old British physics teacher was indefinitely banned from the classroom after she was reportedly caught having drunken sex with a student in a plane bathroom — and on Thursday police said they were investigating the allegations. Eleanor Wilson, of South Gloucestershire, was coming back from a July 2015 school trip to Switzerland with students when she started flirting with a boy near the back of the plane while she was taking care of another student who was sick, Metro UK reported. Wilson, who was intoxicated, and the boy –…

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OKC Thunder Shame Andre Roberson About Bad Tipping At L.A. Hot Spot

OKC Thunder Tip Shame Andre Roberson … After L.A. Team Dinner EXCLUSIVE Here’s proof your friends don’t ever let you live anything down … the OKC Thunder taking shots at Andre Roberson and his (non?) tipping habits after a dinner out in L.A. Remember, Roberson found himself in a public tipping scandal a couple weeks back, when a server claims the $30 million man bricked his gratuity … leaving a $14 tip on a nearly $500 check. The guys were out at Catch last night, and by the guys we…

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‘I Am Totally Burned Out’: Patients Watch Health Care Debate With Dread

“I’m so done,” moaned Cathy McPherson, 58, a retired court clerk in Sonora, Calif., with hypertension, who has been covered by plans under the health care act from the outset. “It’s what I think about all the time and I am totally burned out. They go over and over it. Can you stop? Just stop it for a little bit? Go on vacation! Relax! Because I’d like a vacation from it, too!” On Thursday, as a vote loomed on a last-ditch repeal measure, many suspected the uncertainty would not end….

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Birkenstock’s CEO slams Amazon over third-party sales

The CEO of Birkenstock is squaring off with the online retail giant Amazon.  Birkenstock is fighting a new Amazon program that buys products from third-party merchants and sells them on its website. The footwear company pulled its products from Amazon earlier this year.  In an email obtained by the Washington Post, Birkenstock’s CEO, David Kahan, wrote to shop owners, “I share in no uncertain terms that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Any authorized retailer who may do this for even a single pair will be closed forever….

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Firm behind anti-Trump dossier also worked for Russia, Senate witness says

The company behind an infamous anti-Trump dossier also worked “on behalf of the Russian government” to fight U.S. sanctions that had enraged Moscow’s elite, a key witness testified to a Senate committee on Thursday.  The testimony of Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, shed new light on the dealings of the controversial company Fusion GPS — which was tied to the dossier of spurious claims about President Trump. According to Browder, the company also conducted a “smear campaign” against him in a bid to fight Russia sanctions.  Further…

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