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There's exactly one reason to go to Sunday's Nets-Knicks game: Brooklyn will be honoring the late great rapper The Notorious B.I.G. "Then I remember him sitting down, and he really didn't have anything to say". The rap icon's former wife Faith Evans is now gearing up to release their joint The King & I album. Sean Combs, who signed Biggie to his first record deal, and Biggie's mom, Voletta Wallace , will be there-so will four of his kids .
  • There's Bipartisan Frustration Over the Replacement Plan for Obamacare

    There's Bipartisan Frustration Over the Replacement Plan for Obamacare

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    Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden of OR insisted in a statement that it was "false" to contend that the committee was "doing anything other than the regular process" of refining the bill to make it ready for committee debate. Another GOP rebel, Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky, said that at a presentation Thursday, leaders played clips of Trump's joint session speech, with the goal of convincing lawmakers that they were aligned with the president on the pending bill.
  • Barack Obama is gearing up to re-enter politics

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    Obama and other top Democrats are focusing efforts on state-level races and ending the reconfiguring of voting districts through the politically-laded process known as gerrymandering - a combined effort to end "Trump-ism" and help their party regain control of Congress and legislatures across the country.
  • Rachel Dolezal Has Rebranded Herself With A Totally Inappropriate New Name

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    She told the BBC in 2016 why she identified as black. Rachel Dolezal - the white former NAACP leader who believes she's black - is doubling down with a legal name change to Nkechi Amare Diallo . She told The Guardian she had been unable to obtain even a low-level job, receiving only offers to appear in reality television and pornographic films.
  • Colts' David Parry arrested for allegedly assaulting driver and stealing golf cart

    Colts' David Parry arrested for allegedly assaulting driver and stealing golf cart

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    The Scottsdale Police Department says Parry was getting a ride from someone in a "transportation cart" before he allegedly hit the driver in the head and took off with the cart. Parry was charged with suspicion of robbery, auto theft, criminal damage, resisting arrest and DUI. Police also did not administer a breath test because of Parry's repeated "dry heaving", but drew blood from his arm, which is legal to do without a warrant in Arizona.
  • US Supreme Court debates ban on sex offenders accessing social media

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    No fine, no court costs, no nothing spent. The case centers around Lester Packingham , a convicted sex offender who used Facebook to celebrate beating a traffic ticket. There's been no evidence to suggest that Packingham used social media to contact any minors, and says Goldberg to the AP, "There's never been any suggestion that he was up to anything but exercising his freedom of speech".
  • Trump administration will formally end opposition to Texas voter ID law

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    The Justice Department on Monday withdrew that brief. The law's most fervent supporters, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, have long argued that those voter ID requirements were necessary for preventing voter fraud. However, the judge denied that request and the hearing on whether the law was passed with discriminatory intent is still scheduled for Tuesday in federal district court in Corpus Christi.
  • Group gathers at Statehouse rallying to keep Affordable Care Act

    Group gathers at Statehouse rallying to keep Affordable Care Act

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    This is an issue that Americans across the income spectrum should care about, because contrary to popular perception, it's not just low-income Americans who rely on Medicaid . "There is no magic bullet that makes health care cheaper". "We need to rise up or we'll be sitting around with no healthcare, without the things we need to keep", Jim Odenkirk said.
  • 8-year-old girl fatally shot after traffic accident

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    According to police, the drivers of the Pontiac and the sedan then got out of their vehicles and began firing. DeMaree Atkins was in the backseat of her mother Toyia Thomas' Black Honda Accord on the Beltway feeder road when two cars traveling south slammed into them, ABC13 reported .
  • Obamacare popularity hits record high as Republicans vow to 'repeal and replace'

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    This is the first time more people support the ACA than oppose it, and these findings show public support for the health care law is escalating quickly. It will be interesting to see which is true, however, according to Bloomberg's Zach Tracer, older people may be the ones at the most risk to lose their coverage or pay more for it without Obamacare's help.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defends Media in BBC Interview

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    The outspoken judge also called up the importance of the US Constitution, saying "For the most part, those are our ideals, our treasured First Amendment and the notion that in our nation, we are many and yet we are one", she said, giving a hat-tip to freedom of the press.