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Billboard removes rapper Lil Nas X from country chart

Billboard removes rapper Lil Nas X from country chart

NASHVILLE — Billboard has told rapper Lil Nas X to take his horse and giddy up by removing his viral hit "Old Town Road" from their country charts because they said it wasn't country enough.
AP sources: Mueller report is more than 300 pages long

AP sources: Mueller report is more than 300 pages long

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report is more than 300 pages long, a Justice Department official and another person familiar with the document said Thursday.

Candidate Warren has lunch with rising star Ocasio-Cortez

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is breaking bread with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose endorsement in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is a potentially powerful prize.
Movie set materials cited in firefighter's death in NYC

Movie set materials cited in firefighter's death in NYC

NEW YORK — Highly combustible materials used to turn a former jazz club into a movie set contributed to the death of a veteran New York City firefighter last year, according to a fire department report released Thursday.
Rescued migrants safe in Europe after hijacking oil tanker

Rescued migrants safe in Europe after hijacking oil tanker

VALLETTA, Malta — A group of migrants desperate not to go back to Libya made it safely to Europe on Thursday after commandeering the oil tanker that rescued them at sea — a drama that underlined contradictions in Europe's migration policies and could
At least 19 killed by Bangladesh high-rise building blaze

At least 19 killed by Bangladesh high-rise building blaze

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A fire swept through a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring about 70 others, officials said.

Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros charged with tax evasion

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Members of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion, three years after local authorities launched a probe into the avant-garde rock band's finances.
Pope explains reluctant ring kiss: Fear of spreading germs

Pope explains reluctant ring kiss: Fear of spreading germs

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has set the record straight about why he pulled his hand away when throngs of people lined up this week to kiss his ring: for fear of spreading germs.
Life sentence issued for murder of Muslim teen in Virginia

Life sentence issued for murder of Muslim teen in Virginia

FAIRFAX, Va. — A man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for raping and killing a Muslim teenager in Virginia as she walked back to a mosque with friends for pre-dawn religious services.
3 Saudi women's rights activists temporarily released

3 Saudi women's rights activists temporarily released

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Three Saudi women were granted temporary release from prison on Thursday, nearly a year after they and other women's rights activists were detained by security forces who report to the kingdom's powerful crown prince.