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Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie Murphy, dies at 57

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 1:21 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 2:38 PM

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Comedian Charlie Murphy, the older brother of fellow comedian Eddie Murphy, has died, according to multiple reports. He was 57. 

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Charlie Murphy's manager told TMZ that the actor died Wednesday at a hospital in New York. He had been undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia.

Supreme Court to hear arguments over Trump travel ban

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 10:33 AM
Updated: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

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The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would listen to arguments surrounding President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban during its October sitting.

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Trump doesn't have Comey tapes

Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 12:40 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 1:07 PM

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump on June 16 lashed out at the Justice Department official with authority over the special counsel probe of Russian election-meddling, and acknowledged that his firing of Comey as FBI director is a focus of the investigation. Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
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After President Donald Trump first hinted that he might have recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey, he admitted Thursday on Twitter that he had no such tapes.

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“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” he wrote.

The news was first reported by Bloomberg News.

Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 2:26 PM

Rapper Albert Johnson, best known by his stage name Prodigy and as one-half of highly acclaimed rap duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He was 42 years old.

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A publicist for Mobb Deep confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious Tuesday morning and later died.


Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the FBI director'

Published: Friday, June 16, 2017 @ 9:43 AM
Updated: Friday, June 16, 2017 @ 9:43 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on his executive order that aims to expand apprenticeships to train people for millions of unfilled skilled jobs.  (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/GettyImages
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President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under investigation for firing former FBI director James Comey.

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“I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Witch hunt.”

It was not immediately clear who he was referring to by “the man who told me to fire the FBI director.”

An unidentified source confirmed to Fox News that the president was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his tweet. Rosenstein last month appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

Trump’s Friday morning tweet is the first explicit statement by Trump confirming that Mueller is investigating allegations that the president’s firing of Comey last month was an attempt to obstruct the Russia probe, The New York Times reported.

It was one of a string of messages posted to social media by Trump Friday morning. In another tweet, he decried "the phony witch hunt going on in America." He blasted the "fake news media," who he claimed "hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful social media."