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The Giudice family reacts to Joe’s deportation appeal denial: ‘We are fighters’

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Joe Giudice’s eldest daughter, Gia, is staying strong for her family.

On Thursday, news broke that her father’s deportation appeal was denied and is one step closer to having to possibly go back to his native Italy.

“Pictures, memories, and hope is the only thing that has gotten my family this far,” the 18-year-old captioned her post on social media.

JOE GIUDICE AND FAMILY ‘EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED’ AFTER DEPORTATION APPEAL DENIED

“We are fighters but my father is someone who is one of the most important people in my life. Not a day goes by where we don’t love you, miss you, and fight for you with all our hearts. You will be home with us soon daddy. I love you so much. #bringjoehome,” she added.

Giudice and his reality TV star wife, Teresa, also share three other daughters: Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9.

She also reacted to the news on social media with a photo of her family decorating eggs on a previous Easter.

“Joe with the girls decorating eggs, days like this I love having photos,” the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star wrote.

The Giudice’s attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., told Fox News in a statement on Thursday: “We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice’s appeal. We have filed a stay with the Third Court of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters.”

TERESA GIUDICE SHARES PHOTO OF CRYING STATUE OF LIBERTY AMID HUSBAND JOE GIUDICE’S DEPORTATION

Since being released from prison after completing his 41-month sentence for fraud charges, Giudice has been living in an ICE facility in western Pennslyvania. No official deportation date has been set yet.

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Ilhan Omar once addressed gender-segregated audience in Somalia

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Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar once spoke to an audience segregated by gender in her native Somalia, as she praised the country’s efforts empowering women and sought to contrast that with America’s.

According to a translation of the remarks, though, she did not raise the matter of the audience’s segregation during that 2016 speech.

Omar, the embattled freshman Democrat who’s faced numerous controversies over comments decried as anti-Semitic and other statements, appeared on the “Deprani show,” a Somali news show, following her election to Minnesota’s House of Representatives.

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The show, which celebrated Omar’s victory, was filmed at Puntland State University in December 2016 and featured prominent shots of women and men being seated separately. (YouTube)

The show, which celebrated Omar’s victory, was filmed at Puntland State University in December 2016 and featured prominent shots of women and men seated separately.

During her remarks, Omar praised Puntland, the semi-autonomous regional territory of Somalia, for setting the goal of a 30 percent quota for women in legislative positions.

“There in America [we are] yet to achieve that, so, we’re looking for that justice and the same justices for the different races, genders and everything,” she said, according to the translation.

“There in America [we are] yet to achieve that, so, we’re looking for that justice and the same justices for the different races, genders and everything.”

— Ilhan Omar

But Omar’s appearance at the event and lack of comments about the segregation in the room were striking considering her image as a barrier-breaking politician who fights for women’s rights everywhere.

“I stand in solidarity with everyone who is fighting to protect the rights of women and girls, domestically and internationally,” she tweeted in March.

Omar has been critical of other countries over human rights violations, often criticizing Saudi Arabia for its women’s rights record.

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“The Saudi government might have been strategic at covering up the daily atrocities carried out against minorities, women, activists and even the #YemenGenocide, but the murder of #JamaKhashoggi should be the last evil act they are allowed to commit,” she tweeted last October.

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The show, which celebrated Omar’s victory, was filmed at Puntland State University in December 2016 and featured prominent shots of women and men being seated separately. (YouTube)

In response to a tweet accusing her of not speaking out for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, Omar insisted that she did and reiterated that “we need to collectively fight for women’s rights around the world!”

But the same criticism hasn’t been extended to Somalia where she wields influence due to her political success in the U.S.

A U.N. report several years ago described gender inequality as a serious problem in Somalia, citing violence against women and “extremely limited” women participation in “politics and decision-making spheres.”

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Omar’s office did not respond to Fox News’ requests for comment for this report.

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Australian doctors, cave divers honored in Thailand for helping rescue soccer team, coach

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Two Australian doctors who were instrumental in the dramatic rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a cave last year received a royal honor from King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday.

Richard Harris and Craig Challen were presented the award at a ceremony in Bangkok. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was also in attendance.

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Harris and Challen said before the presentation that they were looking forward to going to Chiang Rai province on Monday and see how the boys on the Wild Board soccer team they helped save were doing.

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In this photo released by Government Spokesman Office, Richard Harris, left, an Australian member of the Thai cave rescue team, shakes hands with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha after receiving the Member of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn during the royal decoration ceremony at the Royal Thai Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 19, 2019.  (Government Spokesman Office via AP)

DIVER WHO HELPED RESCUE TRAPPED THAI BOYS IS RESCUED FROM UNDERWATER TENNESSEE CAVE

“It’s really exciting for us to go and see them and make sure they’re well and see how they’re doing after the rescue,” Harris said. “Hopefully we will find them in good shape.”

Last July, a mixed team of Thais and expert divers from several countries around the world joined forces for the dramatic search and rescue mission for the team and their coach who went missing when heavy rain flooded the Tham Luang cave complex.

The drama and eventual rescue unfolded over 18 days and grabbed global headlines.

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Harris and Challen, who were jointly named Australians of the Year in January, and said should another cave rescue be needed, they are ready and willing to help.

“We have a little bit more experience now,” Challen said. “We seem to be the world record holders in cave-diving rescues now.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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The Latest: Children shackled by couple speak in court

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The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

Several children of a California couple convicted of torturing them for years gave emotional statements at their parents’ sentencing Friday.

Louise Turpin wept and David Turpin wiped his eyes as the children spoke, with one of them saying: “My parents took my whole life from me but now I’m taking my life back.”

Some of the other children said they still love their parents. One asked for a lighter sentence because “they believed everything they did was to protect us.”

It’s the first time the children have spoken publicly since the arrest of their parents, David and Louise Turpin. They have the right to address the court to say how they’ve been impacted by the abuse.

The Turpins are expected to be sentenced to at least 25 years in prison. They pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse that was uncovered when their 17-year-old daughter jumped out a window and called 911.

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10:05 a.m.

Two of the children of a California couple convicted of torturing them for years have addressed the court at their sentencing.

It’s the first time the children are appearing publicly since the arrest of their parents, David and Louise Turpin. They have the right to address the court to say how they’ve been impacted by the abuse.

Their parents watched in tears, as their children related the nightmares about being chained and beaten.

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12:01 a.m.

A California couple who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds face sentencing for years of abuse.

David and Louise Turpin are due Friday in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality.

The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison.

The abuse was uncovered last year when one of the couple’s 13 children jumped out a window and called 911. The 17-year-old girl had lived such an isolated life that she didn’t know her address and didn’t know what medication meant.

Most of the children ranging in age from 2 to 29 were severely underweight and hadn’t bathed for months. The house reeked of human waste.

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Cardi B rejects plea deal in Queens strip club brawl case

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Rapper Cardi B rejected a plea deal Friday over allegedly roughing up two bartenders in a wild brawl at a Queens strip club last year.

Wearing a silky white outfit, diamond hoop earrings and long yellow nails, the Bronx-born star flashed a smile but said nothing as she appeared in Queens Criminal Court.

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She faces misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges for allegedly throwing a hookah and bottles of booze at bartender sisters Rachel Wattley, 21, and Sarah Wattley, 23, at Angels strip club in Flushing in August.

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Cardi B is seen on April 19, 2019 at Criminal Court in Queens in New York City. (Photo by JNI/Star Max/GC Images)

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, is also accused of siccing members of her crew on the women because she believed they had sex with her husband, Offset.

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During the three-minute court appearance Friday, Cardi B let her lawyer, Jeff Kern, do the talking. He agreed to her next court appearance date.

The 26-year-old former stripper also wore white palazzo pants, a large diamond ring and carried a Hermès Birkin bag. She waved and smiled briefly at a baby who was sitting in the courtroom.

As she passed through security, fans waved and screamed and one shouted, “You look stunning!”

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She is scheduled to appear back in court on May 31.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Nurse diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer after spitting up blood now cancer-free thanks to innovative technology

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A nurse who went to the doctor for symptoms of fatigue in 2013 said she realized it was probably something more than vitamin D deficiency when she started coughing up blood. But Karie Fisher, of Colorado, wasn’t expecting to learn that she was facing stage 4 esophageal cancer, an illness which accounts for just 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. 

“I lived in a very rural area at the time, so [esophageal cancer] wasn’t on anybody’s radar,” Fisher, who was 43 at the time of her diagnosis, told Fox News. “I spit up a little bit of blood at one point and I knew that was not good, so I went to the ER and ended up being life-flighted to Denver.”

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Fisher said she was hospitalized for 10 days in Denver, and on the eighth day, she learned of her diagnosis and that the cancer had spread to her liver. She was reportedly told she was terminal, which is when she found Dr. Toufic Kachaamy at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix.

Kachaamy said Fisher wasn’t the typical esophageal cancer patient he encounters, as some risk factors include being over aged 50, experiencing prolonged or uncontrollable heartburn, being male, and having a family history of the illness. Fisher did say that she was overweight at the time of her diagnosis, which is one of the risk factors, though not a major one.

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“Half the people who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer do not have heartburn,” Kachaamy told Fox News. “So that fact that you don’t have heartburn does not mean you are not at risk.”

Most patients are diagnosed after an endoscopy and biopsy, Kachaamy explained, but added that screening for esophageal cancer remains controversial. He said patients with multiple risk factors and those who have been diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus, which is when the lining of the esophagus changes, are ones who are monitored more actively. However, for patients like Fisher, that means that the cancer is not found until it has reached advanced stages.

Fisher began treatment with traditional chemotherapy and radiation for several years, but there was no change to her tumor. Kachaamy presented another option, truFreeze, which was spray cryotherapy targeted at the tumor in her throat. After three treatments, Kachaamy said Fisher’s tumor began responding, and eventually, it was small enough to be surgically removed.

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Fisher, who has been in remission for five years, said patients don’t know enough about options like cryotherapy.

“Dr. Kachaamy was very cutting-edge for me and worked really hard … and he brought in spray cryotherapy for palliative reasons, to help shrink the tumor so I could swallow, so it was about nutrition at that time and quality of life,” she said. “That was one of the things I think that a lot of people aren’t aware of — they traditionally go chemo and radiation but there are some other treatment options out there that I think [are] important for people to know about.”

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French ambassador blasts ‘big mouth’ Trump, says he reads ‘basically nothing’

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Outgoing French ambassador Gerard Araud tore into President Trump in a series of exit interviews, calling the U.S. president a “big mouth” who reads “basically nothing or nearly nothing” — and even comparing him to the “uninformed” French King Louis XIV.

Araud, in an interview with Foreign Policy, made a stark contrast between the presidencies of Barack Obama and the current White House occupant.

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“On one side, you had this ultimate bureaucrat, an introvert, basically a bit aloof, a restrained president. A bit arrogant also but basically somebody who every night was going to bed with 60-page briefings and the next day they were sent back annotated by the president,” he said, referring to Obama.

“And suddenly you have this president who is an extrovert, really a big mouth, who reads basically nothing or nearly nothing, with the interagency process totally broken and decisions taken from the hip basically.”

He told the magazine that often decisions or statements come from the White House, and even administration officials are surprised by them or don’t know what they mean.

In particular, he cited the Dec. 19 announcement of a U.S. withdrawal from Syria as well as the recent decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights — where he said that “what I understand was the secretary of state [Mike Pompeo] was not informed.”

Still, his advice to the Elysee Palace for dealing with Trump when he went on the attack against President Emmanuel Macron was that officials do nothing

“He once criticized the French president [Emmanuel Macron], and people called me from Paris to say, ‘What should we do?’ My answer was clear: ‘Nothing.’ Do nothing because he will always outbid you. Because he can’t accept appearing to lose. You have restraint on your side, and he has no restraint on his side, so you lose. It is escalation dominance.”

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In another interview with The Guardian, Araud compared Trump to the French King Louis XIV, who reigned in France in the 17th and 18th centuries.

“It’s like [trying] to analyse the court of Louis XIV,” Araud said. “You have an old king, a bit whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed, but he wants to be the one deciding.”

Araud’s anti-Trump views are well known. On Election Night 2016, he tweeted, “A world is collapsing before our eyes. Vertigo,” before deleting it.

That bleak view of the post-2016 world continued in his interview with Foreign Policy where he struggled to find optimism about a Trump re-election, or the prospects for Britain’s departure from the European Union.

“I don’t know if it will be a disaster,” he said, asked about his thoughts on a Trump 2020 win. “I’m sure it won’t be a good thing. But at the same time it’s too easy to say Trump is responsible. Because on the European side, the crisis is on both sides of the Atlantic. You see the incredible soap opera [over Brexit] offered up by the British. Whatever the result, it’s a lose-lose situation for Europe. It’s a disaster that we are losing the British, all the capabilities they are bringing to us.”

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Asked about his election night tweet by The Guardian, he said that in retrospect, he believed the tweet to be right.

“My world, our world of certainties, really was collapsing and we were facing a real, substantial, dangerous crisis, which could basically really overwhelm my own country,” he said. “I believe we are entering a new era. I just don’t know what this era will be.”

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Sonar anomaly leads to discovery of 500-year-old shipwreck in North Sea

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Salvagers looking for steel shipping containers at the bottom of the North Sea have discovered a 500-year-old Dutch shipwreck holding a cargo of tons of copper.

The searchers were using ship-borne sonar to find steel containers that fell from the ship MSC Zoe during a storm in January, when they spotted something on the seafloor north of the Dutch island of Terschelling.

Thinking the sonar anomaly might be a sunken shipping container, they sent down a mechanical grab — and brought up instead some timbers from the 16th-century shipwreck, and almost five tons (4,700 kilograms) of its precious cargo of copper plates. [Mayday! 17 Mysterious Shipwrecks You Can See on Google Earth]

Martijn Manders, who heads the international maritime archaeology program for the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, told Live Science that the shipwreck could be the oldest yet found in the Dutch waters of the North Sea.

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The recovered timbers showed the 100-foot-long (30 meters) ship was built in the 1540s, around the time that the medieval Dutch method of building ships’ hulls with overlapping planks, known as “clinker,” was being replaced with the more advanced “carvel” style of flat planks nailed to a wooden frame.

The carvel style, learned from the Mediterranean, was needed to make bigger ships with hulls that leaked less easily in heavy waves, and would be used in later centuries by large Dutch ships sailing and trading around the world.

The newly discovered shipwreck could be a “missing link” in Dutch shipbuilding, Manders said. The timbers show that it was built by using a temporary framework of small outer planks, which were an intermediate step between traditional shipbuilding techniques and the new carvel style.

Copper for coins

Archaeologists think that the ship was journeying from the Baltic Sea and was bound for Antwerp (now in Belgium, but in the early 1500s was in the Netherlands) when it sank. The cargo of copper on board could represent one of the earliest uses of copper for coins in Europe.

Stamps on the copper plates showed they that had been produced by the wealthy Fugger family of Germany, Manders said, adding that chemical tests on the metal showed it was identical to the first copper coins used in the Netherlands.

Cities in the Netherlands were early adopters of copper coins in the 16th century, when the currency was first introduced as an affordable alternative to payments in gold and silver coins and by barter, he said.

The shipwreck, therefore, represents three key developments in Dutch history: a pivotal change in shipbuilding techniques, the growth of the Dutch economy after the 1500s, and the introduction of copper coinage. “So we have three things that make this such an exceptional ship, without having dived on the ship yet,” Manders said.

The timbers brought up by the salvage grab from the seafloor showed no evidence of infestation with shipworm and were in remarkably good condition, he said. Maritime archaeologists hope to make their first dives to the wreck this summer. Until then, the shipwreck site is being watched by the Dutch coast guard.

Original article on Live Science.

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New cruise line Blue World Voyages selling luxury residences aboard the ship

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Talk about feeling at home on vacation.

An innovative new cruise line touting itself as “the first active lifestyle” sailing experience is officially selling swanky residences aboard a yet-unnamed ocean liner that’s slated to hit high seas in 2020.

The luxury one- and two-bedroom units start at a cool $2.2 million for what’s sure to be a semi-exclusive experience, as the ship is said to accommodate just 350 guests on board.

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Back in September, co-founders Gene Meehan and Freddy Dellis told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo that they’re confident Blue World Voyages’ “Owners Club residences” — 24 apartments in total — will raise the bar for the luxury cruise industry as a whole.

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The luxury one- and two-bedroom units start at a cool $2.2 million for what’s sure to be a semi-exclusive experience, as the ship is said to accommodate just 350 guests on board. (Blue World Voyages)

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“What you would do is be able to buy a 25-years right of use — and in fact be able to access the residencies whenever you want,” Dellis told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo of the spaces, which measure between 850 to 1,200 square feet, respectively, capping at a price point of $3.6 million. (Blue World Voyages)

“What you would do is be able to buy a 25-years right of use — and in fact be able to access the residencies whenever you want,” Dellis told Bartiromo of the spaces, which measure between 850 to 1,200 square feet, respectively, capping at a price point of $3.6 million.

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The ship will cruise through the Mediterranean on its maiden voyage, making stops in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Turkey and Montenegro, with plans for future destinations including the Baltic region, Scandinavia, and South America. (Blue World Voyages)

“Because we have owners on board, were going to be moving the ship around,” Meehan said of the itinerary, detailing that they’ve already had “thousands” of interested potential clients reach out. “We’ll maybe spend a month in Spain and Portugal, a month in France and Corsica, then move the ship to Italy for a month, then Greece…”

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Fancy amenities of the one-of-a-kind residences – which come fully furnished – include a private butler service, housekeeping, concierge, access to a private Owners Club private lounge and bar, as well as the ship’s upscale health and wellness facilities, healthy dining and onboard “sport experts.” (Blue World Voyages)

Fancy amenities of the one-of-a-kind residences – which come fully furnished – include a private butler service, housekeeping, concierge, access to a private Owners Club lounge and bar, as well as the ship’s upscale health and wellness facilities, healthy dining and onboard “sport experts,” as per a press release obtained by Fox News. Members of the Owners Club become automatic shareholders in the company, too.

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Beyond the Owners Club package, the yet-unnamed vessel will also welcome guests in more traditional cabins for week-long excursions, starting at $3,500 plus port charges, according to Blue World’s web page. (Blue World Voyages)

According to Travel + Leisure, the ship will cruise through the Mediterranean on its maiden voyage, making stops in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Turkey and Montenegro, with plans for future destinations including the Baltic region, Scandinavia, and South America.

Beyond the Owners Club package, the yet-unnamed vessel will also welcome guests in more traditional cabins for week-long excursions, starting at $3,500 plus port charges, according to Blue World’s web page.

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Beyoncé pens tribute to Michelle Obama for Time’s 100 most influential people

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Beyoncé penned a heartfelt tribute to former first lady Michelle Obama for Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019.

The “Halo” singer wrote that “loving” the former first lady “came naturally” because “of how she carried herself.”

“Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be, she seemed so powerful,” she wrote of Obama.

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Beyoncé wrote she first met the first lady on the eve before former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration. She described the first lady as “strong and ambitious.”

She wrote she was “honored to know such a brilliant black woman who’s spoken about the sacrifice it takes to balance her passions while remaining a supportive partner and mother.”

She concluded her tribute saying she was “so grateful” that her children “live in a world where Michelle Obama shines as a beacon of hope who inspires all of us to do better and be better.”

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Obama paid tribute to Beyoncé this week after the singer surprised fans early Wednesday morning by dropping a unannounced live album as her documentary “Homecoming” began streaming on Netflix. Obama tweeted that she was “so proud” the “Single Ladies” singer. She also posted a video of her message to the Grammy Award-winning musician.

“To you, my dear friend, I just want to say: Keep telling the truth, because you can do it in a way that no one else can,” Obama said.

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