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Canadian PM: Immediate families could soon cross U.S. border

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into possible tweaks to the current Canada-U.S. border restrictions that could allow immediate families to reunite. “We have been looking at ways of perhaps allowing close family members, children, spouses, or parents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents […]

Supreme Court appears likely to reject Trump immunity claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared likely to reject President Donald Trump’s claim that he is immune from criminal investigation while in office. But the court seemed less clear about exactly how to handle subpoenas from Congress and the Manhattan district attorney for Trump’s tax, bank and […]

Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, dies aged 87

Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87. Richard – whose real name was Richard Penniman – had been in poor health for several years, suffering hip problems, a stroke and a heart attack. Rolling Stone magazine said Richard’s son, Danny […]

Father, son charged with killing black man Ahmaud Arbery

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities arrested a white father and son Thursday and charged them with murder in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. The charges came more than two months after Ahmaud Arbery, […]

U.S. Rep. Mitchell Challenges Whitmer Powers In Federal Court

U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell asked a federal judge today to block Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s use of emergency executive orders as unlawful. Mr. Mitchell (R-Dryden) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan against Ms. Whitmer and Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, asking for […]

“Pick up Man” Joe Diffie, dead at 61 from Coronavirus complications

Joe Diffie, a consistent country-music hitmaker throughout the Nineties, died Sunday due to complications related to COVID-19. His publicist confirmed the death to Rolling Stone. Diffie was 61. With a traditional-leaning voice that drew comparisons to George Jones, Diffie populated his records with honky-tonk ballads and lighthearted novelty tunes, earning […]

The Gambler…dead at 81

Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored hits and won three Grammys, has died. He was 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” […]