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Aretha Franklin’s Music Rising on Charts Following Her Death

Aretha Franklin’s Music Rising on Charts Following Her Death

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s music quickly climbed the iTunes’ charts following her death on Thursday. Her “30 Greatest Hits” album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj’s new album, while “Respect” topped the songs’ charts. More songs from Franklin, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” ”Think,” ”Chain of Fools”…

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Turkish Finance Chief Tries to Reassure Investors on Crisis

Turkish Finance Chief Tries to Reassure Investors on Crisis

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis. The national currency recovered somewhat from record lows hit earlier this week, a day after Qatar pledged…

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Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

Washington (AP) Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since 1966. A scathing grand jury report this week accused Wuerl of helping to protect…

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. She died at her home in Detroit — “one…

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US Newspapers to Trump: We’re Not Enemies of the People

US Newspapers to Trump: We’re Not Enemies of the People

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn’t take it silently. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the…

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