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Mariah Carey, Neptunes join Songwriters Hall of Fame

After a glittering career of No. 1 hits Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women.

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Jan. 6 hearings:

What we’ve learned, and what’s next

The House committee investigating The Capitol insurrection heard from election workers and state officials on Tuesday as they described former President Trump’s pressure to overturn his 2020 election defeat. On Thursday, the nine-member panel will hear from former Justice Department officials who refused Trump’s entreaties to declare the election “corrupt.”

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to receive lifetime honor at BET Awards

Sean “Diddy” Combs built one of hip-hop’s biggest empires, blazing a trail with his own music television network and fashion line, and now his decorated career has earned him one of the highest honors at the BET Awards this month.

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Beal says little about free agency but wrist making progress

In a couple weeks, Bradley Beal’s future might look a lot clearer.

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Mississippi civil rights activist ‘Bud’ McGee dies at 81

William “Bud” McGee, a Mississippi civil rights activist who worked to register Black voters in the 1960s, has died.

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U.S. failed to stop fraud in COVID loan program, Clyburn says

The U.S. failed to take basic steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses, depleting the funds and making people more vulnerable to identity theft, the chairman of a House panel examining the payouts said Tuesday.

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State Department officials meet with Griner’s WNBA team

State Department officials met Monday with members of Brittney Griner’s WNBA team about the Phoenix Mercury star’s months long detention in Russia and the Biden administration’s efforts to secure her release.

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Coco Gauff’s ranking jumps to career-high 13th

American teenager Coco Gauff rose to a career-best No. 13 in the WTA rankings on Monday after her runner-up finish to No. 1 Iga Swiatek at the French Open.

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VP Harris urges grads to tackle problems in unsettled world

Vice President Kamala Harris urged graduates of Tennessee State University on Saturday to apply their leadership skills to help tackle the multitude of challenges posed by an unsettled world.

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Delaware State president, athletes decry search of team bus by Georgia deputies

The president of Delaware State University, a historically Black college, accused sheriff’s deputies in Georgia of intimidating and humiliating the university’s women’s lacrosse team when deputies pulled over the athletes’ bus and searched it for drugs.

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