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Kanye West holds midnight Sunday Service in honor of Kobe Bryant

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Kanye West organized a special midnight Sunday Service in honor of his late friend Kobe Bryant.

The rapper’s family, including wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner, gathered to pay tribute to the NBA legend, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif. The 41-year-old was with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers, who were all killed.

Kardashian shared a series of videos on her Instagram stories, which featured gospel singer Kirk Franklin and Chance the Rapper addressing the grieving crowd. “I needed to hear this,” Kardashian captioned one video.

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“Why do bad things happen to good people?” mused Franklin.

Hours before attending the service the reality TV star posted a picture of Bryant and Gianna on Instagram with the caption: “My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what Vanessa is going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and baby girl.”

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“I cry just thinking about it. I am praying for the Bryant family, the Altobelli family and the families of all who perished in this unthinkable tragedy. Rest In Peace Legend,” she added.

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West penned a tribute on Twitter after learning of the tragic news. “Kobe, We love you brother,” he wrote. “We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.”

Officials in Los Angeles said late Sunday that dense fog in Southern California reportedly played a role in the deadly crash.

Several experts pointed to the poor flying conditions in the area and said fog will likely play a key part in the investigation, the Los Angeles Times reported. Dense fog covered the area and continued to hang low on the Santa Monica mountain range hours after the crash.

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The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.

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Kobe Bryant coverage: MSNBC anchor denies using racial slur, apologizes for ‘confusion’

MSNBC anchor Alison Morris said she didn’t use a racial slur when reporting the news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death on Sunday after accusations from viewers.

As news of Bryant’s shocking death unfolded, Morris anchored MSNBC’s coverage and some thought she said the N-word in a clip that quickly went viral.

“Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say ‘Nakers.’ Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term,” Morris tweeted. “I apologize for the confusion this caused.”

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MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The apparent mishap caused outrage and a Change.org petition calling for MSNBC for fire Morris picked up over 16,000 signatures. While many condemned Morris, others rushed to her defense to note that it was clearly a mistake.

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MSNBC anchor Alison Morris said she didn’t use a racial slur when reporting the news of Kobe Bryant’s death no Sunday.

“I’m pretty sure she mixed up Knicks and Lakers and said a variation of both and wasn’t saying the N word,” one user wrote, while another said, “I don’t like MSNBC, but this isn’t a story.”

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.

Morris wasn’t the only media member to make news as details of Bryant’s death unfolded, as a Washington Post reporter was suspended for tweets about the NBA legend and BBC accidently showed footage of LeBron James when covering the story.

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Romney: ‘Increasingly Likely’ More Republicans Will Support Calling Bolton As Witness

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Monday that it’s “increasingly likely” there will be enough Republicans in the Senate to vote in favor of calling former national security adviser John Bolton as a witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

“I think it’s important for us to hear from John Bolton for us to be able to make an impartial judgement,” Romney told reporters. 

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Fox News poll finds independents want The Senate to convict and remove Trump by 19 point margin

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Mortar Attack Damages Part of U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad

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Mortars hit a restaurant in the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad’s Green zone Sunday night, according to Iraqi officials. The embassy is seen here earlier this month.

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A mortar attack landed a rare direct hit on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad’s Green Zone Sunday night, damaging a dining area and leaving at least one person with minor injuries. Iraq’s prime minister condemned the attack, saying it could turn Iraq into a battlefield and complicate efforts to get the U.S. to withdraw troops from Iraq.

“I heard the explosions and then the ‘take cover’ warning — the sirens that sound from the embassy,” NPR’s Jane Arraf reports. She adds, “This is a fairly regular occurrence, small rocket attacks or mortars fired into the Green Zone, but they very rarely actually hit the embassy. This one did.”

While the State Department has not released details about the attack, Iraqi officials say the mortars damaged a restaurant and a gym, Arraf says. She adds that the dining area was empty at the time – and that the embassy has effectively been under lockdown conditions, with only essential staff on duty.

Initial reports attributed the embassy attack to Katyusha rockets, raising concerns of renewed tensions between the U.S. and Iran, as Tehran-backed militias often use those weapons. But a U.S. official later said mortars were used in the attack, a detail that suggests a broader range of groups could have been involved.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi urged all forces in Iraq to stop any attacks against the U.S., saying the perpetrators of such violence are “marching the country into an unimaginable consequence.”

The attack comes as the U.S. and Iran have been engaged in an escalating back-and-forth of violence:

  • Dec. 27: Iran-linked militia group Kataib Hezbollah attacks a U.S. military base near Kirkuk with rockets;
  • Dec. 29: U.S. airstrikes target Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria;
  • Dec. 31: Protesters storm U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad;
  • Jan. 2: U.S. drone strike kills Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis near Baghdad’s airport;
  • Jan. 8: Iran fires ballistic missiles at Iraq’s al-Assad airbase, where U.S. personnel are stationed, injuring 34 service members.

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Cruise lines cancel departures from China amid coronavirus outbreak

Five cruise companies have canceled scheduled departures from China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, as the death toll rose to 80 and over 50 million people remain on lockdown in 17 Chinese cities.

Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises, Genting Cruise Lines and Astro Ocean Cruises have all suspended various trips through the region, as officials expand efforts to contain the viral disease in the Wuhan area.

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On Monday, Royal Caribbean spokesperson Jonathon Fishman confirmed to Fox News that the Jan. 27 and Jan. 31 sailings of the Spectrum of the Seas ship from Shanghai have been canceled due to the outbreak. Fishman explained that the Spectrum of the Seas is currently the cruise line’s only ship with a home port in China.

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Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas. The cruise’s Jan. 27 and Jan. 31 sailings from Shanghai have been canceled due to the outbreak. (Royal Caribbean)

“We are working with our guests to provide full refunds for the cancellation. The health and safety of our guests and crew is our primary concern, and we continue to work with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and government health authorities to monitor the situation,” Fishman said.

Likewise, the Switzerland-based MSC Cruises called off the Jan. 28 departure of the MSC Splendida ship from Shanghai, the Daily Express reported. Guests booked on the now-canceled cruise can either receive a full refund for their cruise ticket and port charges, or rebook another cruise this year and receive additional onboard credit.

As for the Splendida itself, the ocean liner will remain in port until Feb. 1.

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The Switzerland-based MSC Cruises called off the Jan. 28 departure of the MSC Splendida ship, pictured. (iStock)

“We will continue to closely monitor the public health and safety situation in China and are consulting with international and local health authorities, as well as the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, and strictly follow their advice and recommendations,” MSC said in a statement. “Guests and travel partners have been informed and will be kept abreast of any further changes as the situation evolves.”

Meanwhile, the Italy-based Costa Cruises has canceled the following upcoming sailings for four of its ships: the Serena (Jan. 31,) the Atlantica (Jan. 27 and Jan. 31,) the Venezia (Feb. 2) and the neoRomantica (Jan. 30 and Feb. 2.)

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Like MSC, Costa guests affected by the cancellations can receive a full refund or rebook for an alternative cruise and receive an onboard credit, the Express reported.

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The Costa Cruises’ Serena ship, one of the ocean liners impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. (iStock)

According to the outlet, after the Venezia returned to port in Shenzhen on Monday, a medical team boarded and evaluated all 4,973 passengers and 1,249 crew members for symptoms of fever and pneumonia.

Four passengers were said to have high temperatures, while 148 passengers who are allegedly residents of Wuhan or had recently visited the now-quarantined city were isolated for a “stricter screening.”

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“Costa Crociere [Cruises] is dedicated to the health and safety of all guests and crew. We are strictly monitoring the situation of the so-called ‘Wuhan Pneumonia’ which is causing concern among public health authorities and the travelling public,” Costa said in a statement.

“The safety, security and welfare of all guests and crew are our absolute priority has increased health and safety measures as a matter of caution. The company adopts a specific protocol to help prevent the introduction and/or spread of any infectious diseases.”

Spokespeople for MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises were not immediately available to offer further comment.

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In addition, two smaller cruise lines have also adjusted their itineraries in China.

Genting Cruise Lines’ World Dream ship canceled its Jan. 26 call at Guangzhou, Cruise Hive reported, while the Genting Dream ship is still set to sail from Singapore on Jan. 27. Though health screenings will be given as a precautionary measure, passengers have the option to cancel their trip for a full refund.

Astro Ocean Cruise’s Piano Land liner has also canceled departures from Shanghai due to the outbreak, Seatrade Cruise News reported.

In the U.S., confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been reported so far in in Washington state, Chicago, Southern California and Arizona.

China’s health minister, Ma Xiaowei, said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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General Motors to build Cruise Origin electric self-driving shuttle in Detroit

General Motors will build the autonomous Cruise Origin shuttle revealed last week at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory, the automaker confirmed Monday.

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The facility has been earmarked to build several all-electric models, starting with a pickup in late 2021.

The plant was previously the home of the discontinued Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and currently produces the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala, which will bill both end production in February.

Batteries for all of the vehicles will be supplied from a new factory being built by GM and LG Chem in Lordstown, Ohio.

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GM said the Origin will enter production after the pickup, but did not announce a specific date. The six-passenger vehicle is being developed to be full-autonomous without any controls for a human driver.

The automaker is lobbying the federal government for approval to operate vehicles like the Origin on public roads and plans to deploy them in an urban ride-hailing service operated by its subsidiary, Cruise.

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Leaked Bolton claims fuel fiery new clash over impeachment testimony

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Leaked claims from former National Security Adviser John Bolton‘s forthcoming book are fueling a new confrontation between congressional Democrats and Trump-allied Republicans over whether the Senate should hear from witnesses in the impeachment trial.

The revelation, reported by The New York Times, that President Trump connected frozen aid to Ukraine to investigations into the family of 2020 rival Joe Biden, could throw a wrench into Senate Republicans’ plans to quickly move toward a vote on whether to convict or acquit the president. Democrats have been pushing to have the Senate hear from Bolton, among other witnesses who did not provide testimony to the House during the impeachment inquiry. Their calls got new life Sunday.

“The @NYTimes report suggests multiple top Trump Admin officials knew the facts and deliberately misled Congress and the American people,” Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted Sunday. “A massive White House cover-up. All we need is four Republican Senators to get the truth.”

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Trump argued on Monday morning that it’s too late, tweeting: “The Democrat controlled House never even asked John Bolton to testify. It is up to them, not up to the Senate!”

At the heart of the impeachment trial is Trump’s July 25, 2019 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump said the call was focused on corruption in Kiev and raised the Bidens as an example. Trump has denied the Democrats’ claim that there was a quid pro quo and did so again following the Bolton report.

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also seized on the Times report to make his case that the Senate should call Bolton, who has said he would testify if subpoenaed.

“It completely blasts another hole in the president’s defense,” Schiff said on CNN’s “New Day” Monday morning. “The question is, are the senators willing to hear the truth?”

“Bolton directly contradicts the heart of the President’s defense,” Schiff tweeted earlier. “If the trial is to be fair, Senators must insist that Mr. Bolton be called as a witness, and provide his notes and other documents.”

House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi also hit Republicans on their resistance to call Bolton as a witness.

“The refusal of the Senate to call for him, other relevant witnesses, and documents is now even more indefensible,” she said. “The choice is clear: our Constitution, or a cover-up.”

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Trump said Sunday night the claims in the Times story were false, insinuating that the report was a well-timed leak to drum up publicity for Bolton’s book, which is currently undergoing a “pre-publication review” at the National Security Council, which functions as the White House’s national security forum, to ensure no classified or sensitive material is published.

“I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens,” Trump tweeted. “In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book.”

The Times further claimed Bolton had shared a manuscript of his forthcoming book with “close associates” — prompting Bolton’s team to deny the claim, and assert that the NSC’s review process of pending manuscripts is “corrupted” and prone to leaks.

Trump later went on to claim the information already available to the public exonerates him, noting his administration has provided more aid to Ukraine than the Obama administration.

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told “Fox & Friends” Monday morning that she thinks, “The timing of all this is very, very suspect.”

The Times report is likely to put additional pressure on moderate Senate Republicans who have wavered on whether or not they would vote to hear witnesses after Trump’s defense team finishes its opening arguments and senators have had a chance to ask written questions to Trump’s lawyers and the House impeachment managers. Trump’s lawyers could wrap up their case Monday.

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Mitt Romney, R-Utah, have already indicated they will likely vote for Bolton, and potentially other witnesses. Because the GOP holds a 53-seat majority in the Senate, Democrats would need two more Republican members to vote to hear testimony from Bolton.

Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., are considered the other Republicans in play on a witness vote.

The moderate Murkowski has remained noncommittal on how she would vote on witnesses. Gardner, who has a reputation for not being afraid to buck Trump and is running for reelection in a purple state, has remained largely mum on his thoughts about the impeachment trial. Alexander, a generally reliable GOP vote – but a Senate institutionalist – has said he would make up his mind on witnesses after the conclusion of opening statements and questions.

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If the Senate decides not to hear witnesses, it is likely the Trump impeachment trial will end in acquittal by the end of the week. If the Senate does decide it wants to hear from Bolton or others, depositions, requests for documents, testimony and other procedural hurdles could cause the trial to drag on for weeks or more.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a member Trump’s defense team, said the reaction to the Bolton revelation was overblown, noting that Ukraine eventually got the security assistance without opening any investigations — although the aid was only released after the hold became public, largely because of a whistleblower complaint.

“It does not alter in any the fundamental facts,” he said on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. “There was no quid pro quo in the transcript [of Trump’s July 25 call with Zelensky] … both individuals of the call, President Trump and President Zelensky have repeatedly said there was no linkage, there was no pressure … the Ukrainians didn’t know aid was withheld at the time of the call, they didn’t know until a month later … and most importantly, they took no action.

“They didn’t start an investigation, promise to start an investigation, or make any announcement that they were going to do an investigation, and they got the security assistance money,” Jordan said.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche, Gregg Re and Gillian Turner contributed to this report.

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Michelle Obama Wins For Audio Recording Of ‘Becoming’

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Michelle Obama is now a Grammy winner. The former first lady took home the trophy in the Spoken Word Album category for the audio recording of her bestselling 2018 memoir “Becoming.”

The Grammys’ Best Spoken Word Album award honors achievements in poetry readings, audiobooks and storytelling. In addition to Obama, nominees included members of the Beastie Boys, actor John Waters, producer Eric Alexandrakis and poet Sekou Andrews.

Obama wasn’t at Sunday’s ceremony to collect her award, but Esperanza Spalding, who won this year’s Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal album, accepted it on her behalf.

A representative for the Obamas did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

In “Becoming,” Obama tells the story of her childhood and life leading up to the 2008 election. The memoir quickly became the bestselling book of the year following its release in November 2018 with millions of copies sold around the world.

Obama is the second first lady to win a Grammy. Hillary Clinton nabbed the Best Spoken Word Album award in 1997 for her book “It Takes A Village” during her husband’s presidency.

Former President Barack Obama has also won two Grammys in the same category for his memoirs Dreams from My Father” in 2006 and “The Audacity of Hope” in 2008.

Following Michelle Obama’s win on Sunday, Twitter lit up with fans ― including former Vice President Joe Biden ― hoping she would go on to become an EGOT (a term for people who win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award). 

The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions, has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for the Netflix documentary “American Factory.”

“Congrats @MichelleObama on winning a Grammy for telling your story with strength ― and with grace,” Biden tweeted. “Jill and I are so thrilled for you. Just beat Barack to an EGOT, will ya?”

Listen to a sample of Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” below:

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Grammy Awards: Billie Eilish makes history

Billie Eilish‘s music career is just getting started.

On Sunday night, the newly minted 18-year-old made Grammy history by becoming the youngest artist ever to win album of the year for her chart-topping debut, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” The record was previously set by Taylor Swift, who won the coveted golden statue at 20 years old for “Fearless” in 2010.

Eilish also became the second artist,and first female artist, in the awards’ show history to sweep the big four categories — record, album, song of the year, and best new artist — in one night.

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The last person to sweep the “Big Four” was Christopher Cross at the 1981 Grammys. Unfortunately, his career took a turn for the worse soon after with a follow-up album that was only moderately successful.

“This is my first Grammys,” the young pop star said when she received her song of the year trophy for “Bad Guy.” “I never thought this would ever happen in my whole life. I grew up watching them. And this is my brother, Finneas [O’Connell], and he’s my best friend.”

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Billie Eilish, left, and Finneas O’Connell pose in the press room with the awards for best album, best engineered album and best pop vocal album for “We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” best song and record for “Bad Guy,” best new artist and best producer, non-classical at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (Photo/Chris Pizzello)

“I feel like I joke around a lot, and I never take anything seriously at these kinds of things, but I genuinely want to say I’m so grateful,” Eilish added. “I only want to say that I’m grateful, and I’m so honored to be here amongst all of you. I love you to my core. I grew up watching all of you. Thank you to my team, my mom, my dad, my best friends… for keeping me alive to this day.”

Before the ceremony even started, Eilish won best pop vocal album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

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O’Connell, 22, also made history. As Eilish’s producer and co-writer on the album, he became the youngest recipient of the producer of the year, non-classical award.

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“Thank you to the Recording Academy,” he said when they took home album of the year. “Thank you again to our team, our family, to the people that have supported us from the beginning.

“We didn’t write a piece for this. We didn’t make an album to win a Grammy. We wrote an album about depression, suicidal thoughts, climate change, and being the bad guy, whatever that means. We stand up here confused and grateful.”

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