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‘Bye, Mitch’: Kentucky Democrats vying to unseat McConnell jab him on impeachment

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The Complete Grammys Winners List

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Teen sensation Billie Eilish swept the four major categories at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, picking up trophies for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. 

The 18-year-old singer made history with her avant-garde debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” which was co-written by her brother Finneas O’Connell, becoming the first woman and the youngest artist ever to win all four awards on the same night.

Music’s biggest night kicked off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles under the shadow of Kobe Bryant’s death. The NBA legend, who died in a helicopter crash hours before the ceremony, was honored throughout the show — Lizzo dedicated a medley to him, and host Alicia Keys paid tribute to him in a stirring performance with Boyz II Men.

The 62nd annual ceremony also arrived amid major clashes within the Recording Academy: The organization’s first female head, Deborah Dugan, was ousted days ago. She has since called the integrity of the Grammys into question, claiming she was suspended in retaliation for challenging a culture of corruption enabled by the “boys club mentality and approach.”

But no explicit mention of the scandal was made during the ceremony. 

The nominees, however, did reflect recent efforts to diversify the Recording Academy’s ranks. Many young new stars, including Lizzo and Lil Nas X, scored major nods.

The “Truth Hurts” singer, however, failed to break through in the major general field categories despite being the most nominated artist heading into the night. She took home three awards, including Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance. Lil Nas X, who wowed the crowd with a star-studded rendition of his genre-bending hit “Old Town Road,” also picked up his first Grammy for Best Music Video.

Other artists who walked away with the coveted golden gramophones included Tyler the Creator for Best Rap Album, Anderson .Paak for Best R&B album, Tanya Tucker for Best Country Album, Vampire Weekend for Best Alternative Album, Cage the Elephant for Best Rock album and The Chemical Brothers for Best Dance/electronic Album.

The ceremony also featured a tribute to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle from DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, and gospel singer Kirk Franklin, as well as a performance from Sheila E., Usher and FKA twigs to honor Prince’s legacy. 

Check out the full list of nominees and winners below. 

Album of the Year

“i,i” ― Bon Iver

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” ― Lana Del Rey

“Thank U, Next” ― Ariana Grande

WINNER: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” ― Billie Eilish

“I Used To Know Her” ― H.E.R. 

“7” ― Lil Nas X

“Cuz I Love You” ― Lizzo

“Father Of The Bride” ― Vampire Weekend

Record of the Year

“Hey, Ma” ― Bon Iver 

WINNER: “Bad Guy” ― Billie Eilish 

“7 Rings” ― Ariana Grande

“Hard Place” ― H.E.R. 

“Talk” ― Khalid 

“Old Town Road” ― Lil Nas X  

“Truth Hurts” ― Lizzo 

“Sunflower” ― Post Malone & Swae Lee

Best New Artist

Black Pumas

WINNER: Billie Eilish

Maggie Rogers

Tank And The Bangas

Song of The Year

“Always Remember Us This Way” ― Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

WINNER: “Bad Guy” ― Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

“Bring My Flowers Now” ―Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Hard Place” ― Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Lover” ― Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” ― Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

“Someone You Love” ―Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)

“Truth Hurts” ― Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Spirit” ― Beyoncé

“Bad Guy” ― Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” ― Ariana Grande

WINNER: “Truth Hurts” ― Lizzo

“You Need To Calm Down” ― Taylor Swift 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande & Social House

“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers

WINNER: “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

“Señorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

“Sì” — Andrea Bocelli

“Love (Deluxe Edition)” — Michael Bublé

WINNER: “Look Now” — Elvis Costello & The Imposters

“A Legendary Christmas” — John Legend

“Walls” — Barbra Streisand

Best Pop Vocal Album:

“The Lion King: The Gift” — Beyoncé

WINNER: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish

“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

“No. 6 Collaborations Project” — Ed Sheeran

“Lover” — Taylor Swift

Best R&B Performance

“Love Again” ― Daniel Caesar & Brandy 

“Could’ve Been” ― H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller

“Exactly How I Feel” ― Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane

“Roll Some Mo” ― Lucky Daye

WINNER: “Come Home” ― Anderson Paak featuring Andre 3000

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Time Today” — BJ The Chicago Kid

“Steady Love” — India.Arie

WINNER: “Jerome” — Lizzo

“Real Games” — Lucky Daye

“Built For Love” — PJ Morton & Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song:

“Could’ve Been” — Dernst Emile Ii, David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, Songwriters (H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller)

“Look At Me Now” — Emily King & Jeremy Most, Songwriters (Emily King)

“No Guidance” — Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, Songwriters (Chris Brown Ft. Drake)

“Roll Some Mo” — David Brown, Dernst Emile Ii & Peter Lee Johnson, Songwriters (Lucky Daye)

WINNER: “Say So” — Pj Morton, Songwriter (Pj Morton Ft. Jojo)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

“Apollo XXI” — Steve Lacy

WINNER: ”Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” — Lizzo

“Overload” — Georgia Anne Muldrow

“Saturn” — Nao

“Being Human In Public” — Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album:

“1123” — BJ The Chicago Kid

”Painted” — Lucky Daye 

“Ella Mai” — Ella Mai 

“Paul” — PJ Morton

WINNER: “Ventura” — Anderson .Paak

Best Rap Performance:

“Middle Child” — J.Cole

“Suge” — DaBaby

“Down Bad” — Dreamville ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy

WINNER: “Racks In The Middle” — Nipsey Hussle ft. Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy

“Clout” — Offset ft. Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

WINNER: “Higher” — DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Funna

“Panini” — Lil Nas X

“Ballin” — Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch

“The London” — Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song:

“Bad Idea” — Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (Ybn Cordae featuring Chance The Rapper)

“Gold Roses” — Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-tynes, William Leonard Roberts Ii, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas Iii & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross featuring Drake)

WINNER: “A Lot” — Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)

“Racks In The Middle” — Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-boy)

“Suge” — Dababy, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (Dababy)

Best Rap Album 

“Revenge of the Dreamers III” ― Dreamville

“Championships” ― Meek Mill 

“I Am > I Was” ― 21 Savage

WINNER: “IGOR” ― Tyler The Creator

“The Lost Boy” ― YBN Cordae

Best Country Solo Performance:

“All Your’n” — Tyler Childers

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde

WINNER: “Ride Me Back Home” — Willie Nelson

“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

“Brand New Man” — Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs

“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” — Brothers Osborne

WINNER: “Speechless” — Dan & Shay

“The Daughters” — Little Big Town

“Common” — Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song:

WINNER: “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)

“It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

“Some Of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)

“Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Country Album

“Desperate Man” — Eric Church

”Stronger Than The Truth” — Reba McEntire

“Interstate Gospel” — Pistol Annies

“Center Point Road” — Thomas Rhett

WINNER: “While I’m Livin’” — Tanya Tucker

Best Rock Performance:

“Pretty Waste” — Bones UK

WINNER: “This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.

“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard

“Woman” — Karen O & Danger Mouse

“Too Bad” — Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance

“Astorolus – The Great Octopus” — Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi

“Humanicide” — Death Angel

“Bow Down” — I Prevail

“Unleashed” — Killswitch Engage

WINNER: “7empest” — Tool

Best Rock Song

“Fear Inoculum” — Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, Songwriters (Tool)

“Give Yourself A Try” — George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross Macdonald, Songwriters (The 1975)

“Harmony Hall” — Ezra Koenig, Songwriter (Vampire Weekend)

“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard, Songwriter (Brittany Howard)

WINNER: “This Land” — Gary Clark Jr., Songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

Best Rock Album:

“Amo” — Bring Me The Horizon

WINNER: “Social Cues” — Cage The Elephant

“In The End” — The Cranberries

“Trauma” — I Prevail

“Feral Roots” — Rival Sons

Best Alternative Music Album

“U.F.O.F.” — Big Thief

”Assume Form” — James Blake

“i,i” — Bon Iver

WINNER: “Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

“Anima” — Thom Yorke

Best Dance Recording

“Linked” — Bonobo

WINNER: “Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers

“Piece Of Your Heart” — Meduza & Goodboys

“Underwater” — Rüfüs Du Sol

“Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize With Ty Dolla $ign

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

“LP5” — Apparat

WINNER: “No Geography” — The Chemical Brothers

“Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape)” — Flume

“Solace” — Rüfüs Du Sol

“Weather” — Tycho

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Ancestral Recall” — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

”Star People Nation” — Theo Croker

”Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!” — Mark Guiliana

“Elevate” — Lettuce

WINNER: ”Mettavolution” — Rodrigo y Gabriela

Best New Age Album

“Fairy Dreams” — David Arkenstone

“Homage To Kindness” — David Darling

WINNER: “Wings” — Peter Kater

“Verve” — Sebastian Plano

“Deva” — Deva Premal

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Elsewhere” — Melissa Aldana, soloist

WINNER: “Sozinho” — Randy Brecker, soloist

“Tomorrow Is The Question” — Julian Lage, soloist

“The Windup” — Brandford Marsalis, soloist

“Sightseeing” — Christian McBride, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

“Thirsty Ghost” — Sara Gazarek

“Love & Liberation” — Jazzmeia Horn

“Alone Together” — Catherine Russell

WINNER: “12 Little Spells” — Esperanza Spalding

“Screenplay” — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:

“In The Key Of The Universe” — Joey DeFrancesco

“The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul” — Branford Marsalis Quartet

“Christian McBride’s New Jawn” — Brad Mehldau

“Come What May” – Joshua Redman Quartet

WINNER: “Finding Gabriel” – Brad Mehldau

Best Jazz Ensemble Album

“Triple Helix” — Anat Cohen Tentet

”Dancer In Nowhere” — Miho Hazama

”Hiding Out” — Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra

WINNER: “The Omni-American Book Club” — Brian Lynch Big Band

“One Day Wonder” — Terraza Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

WINNER: “Antidote” — Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band

“Sorte!: Music By John Finbury” — Thalma De Freitas With Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca

“Una Noche Con Rubén Blades” — Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades

“Carib” — David Sánchez

“Sonero: The Music Of Ismael Rivera” — Miguel Zenón

Best Gospel Performance/Song

WINNER: “Love Theory”– Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Songwriter

“Talkin’ ’Bout Jesus” — Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, Songwriters

“See The Light” — Travis Greene featuring Jekalyn Carr

“Speak The Name” — Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant

“This Is A Move (Live)” — Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, Songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Only Jesus” — Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters

WINNER: “God Only Knows” — for King & Country & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters

“Haven’t Seen It Yet” — Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters

“God’s Not Done With You (Single Version)” — Tauren Wells

“Rescue Story” — Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album

WINNER: “Long Live Love” — Kirk Franklin

“Goshen” — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers

“Tunnel Vision” — Gene Moore

“Settle Here” — William Murphy

“Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album” — CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“I Know A Ghost — Crowder

WINNER: “Burn The Ships — for King & Country

“Haven’t Seen It Yet — Danny Gokey

“The Elements — TobyMac

“Holy Roar — Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album

“Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows” — Steven Curtis Chapman

WINNER: “Testimony” — Gloria Gaynor

“Deeper Oceans” — Joseph Habedank

“His Name Is Jesus” — Tim Menzies

“Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout (Various Artists)” — Jerry Salley, producer

Best Latin Pop Album

“Vida” — Luis Fonsi

“11:11” — Maluma

“Montaner” — Ricardo Montaner

WINNER: ″#ELDISCO” — Alejandro Sanz

“Fantasía” — Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“X 100PRE” — Bad Bunny

“Oasis” — J Balvin & Bad Bunny

”Indestructible” — Flor De Toloache

”Almadura” — iLe

WINNER: ”El Mal Querer” – Rosalía

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“Caminando” — Joss Favela

“Percepción” — Intocable

“Poco A Poco” — La Energia Norteña

WINNER: “20 Aniversario” — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

“De Ayer Para Siempre” — Mariachi Los Camperos

Best Tropical Latin Album

WINNER: “Opus” — Marc Anthony

“Tiempo Al Tiempo”— Luis Enrique + C4 Trio

“Candela” — Vicente García

“Literal” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

WINNER: “A Journey Through Cuban Music” — Aymée Nuviola

Best American Roots Performance

WINNER: “Saint Honesty” — Sara Bareilles

“Father Mountain” — Calexico With Iron & Wine

“I’m On My Way” — Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi

“Call My Name” — I’m With Her

“Faraway Look” — Yola

Best American Roots Song

“Black Myself” — Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)

WINNER: “Call My Name” — Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her)

“Crossing To Jerusalem” — Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)

“Faraway Look” — Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat Mclaughlin, songwriters (Yola)

“I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More” — Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

Best Americana Album

“Years To Burn” — Calexico And Iron & Wine

“Who Are You Now” — Madison Cunningham

WINNER: “Oklahoma” — Keb’ Mo’

“Tales Of America” — J.S. Ondara

“Walk Through Fire” — Yola

Best Bluegrass Album

WINNER: “Tall Fiddler” — Michael Cleveland

“Live In Prague, Czech Republic” — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

”Toil, Tears & Trouble” — The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

”Royal Traveller” — Missy Raines

”If You Can’t Stand The Heat” — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Traditional Blues Album

“Kingfish — Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

WINNER: “Tall, Dark & Handsome” — Delbert McClinton & Self-made Men

”Sitting On Top Of The Blues” — Bobby Rush

”Baby, Please Come Home” — Jimmie Vaughan

”Spectacular Class” — Jontavious Willis

Best Contemporary Blues Album

WINNER: “This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.

“Venom & Faith” — Larkin Poe

“Brighter Days” — Robert Randolph & The Family Band

“Somebody Save Me” — Sugaray Rayford

“Keep On” — Southern Avenue

Best Folk Album

“My Finest Work Yet” — Andrew Bird

“Rearrange My Heart” — Che Apalache

WINNER: “Patty Griffin” — Patty Griffin

“Evening Machines” — Gregory Alan Isakov

“Front Porch” — Joy Williams

Best Regional Roots Music Album:

“Kalawai’anui” — Amy Hānaiali’i

“When It’s Cold – Cree Round Dance Songs” — Northern Cree

WINNER: “Good Time” — Ranky Tanky

“Recorded Live At The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival” — Rebirth Brass Band

“Hawaiian Lullaby (Various Artists)” — Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, Producers

Best Reggae Album:

WINNER: “Rapture” — Koffee

“As I Am” — Julian Marley

“The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics” — Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics

”Mass Manipulation” — Steel Pulse

”More Work To Be Done” — Third World

Best World Music Album:

“Gece” — Altin Gün

“What Heat” — Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley

“African Giant” — Burna Boy

“Fanm D’ayiti” — Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet

WINNER: “Celia” — Angelique Kidjo

Best Children’s Music Album:

WINNER: “Ageless Songs For The Child Archetype” — Jon Samson

“Flying High!” — Caspar Babypants

“I Love Rainy Days” — Daniel Tashian

“The Love” — Alphabet Rockers

“Winterland” — The Okee Dokee Brothers

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

“Beastie Boys Book (Various Artists)” — Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers

WINNER: “Becoming” — Michelle Obama

“I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor — Eric Alexandrakis

“Mr. Know-It-All” — John Waters

“Sekou Andrews & The String Theory” — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Comedy Album:

“Quality Time” — Jim Gaffigan

“Relatable” — Ellen Degeneres

“Right Now” — Aziz Ansari

“Son Of Patricia” — Trevor Noah

WINNER: ”Sticks & Stones” — Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album:

“Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations” — Saint Aubyn, Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope & Ephraim Sykes, principal soloists; Scott M. Riesett, producer (Original Broadway Cast)

WINNER: “Hadestown” — Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, producers (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit, principal soloists; Justin Levine, Baz Luhrmann, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, producers (Original Broadway Cast)

“The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child” – In Four Contemporary Suites — Imogen Heap, producer; Imogen Heap, composer (Imogen Heap)

“Oklahoma!” — Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, principal soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

“The Lion King: The Songs”— (Various Artists)

“Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — (Various Artists)

“Rocketman” — Taron Egerton

“Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse” — (Various Artists)

WINNER: “A Star Is Born” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

“Avengers: Endgame” — Alan Silvestri, composer

WINNER: ”Chernobyl” — Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer

”Game Of Thrones: Season 8″ — Ramin Djawadi, composer

“The Lion King” — Hans Zimmer, composer

“Mary Poppins Returns” — Marc Shaiman, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton); Track from: “Toy Story 4”

“Girl In The Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton); Track from: “Dumplin’”

WINNER: “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper); Track from: A Star Is Born

“Spirit” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé); Track from: “The Lion King”

“Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke); Track from: “Suspiria”

Best Instrumental Composition:

“Begin Again” — Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)

“Crucible For Crisis” — Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)

“Love, A Beautiful Force” — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)

WINNER: “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite” — John Williams, composer (John Williams)

“Walkin’ Funny” — Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:

“Blue Skies” — Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)

“Hedwig’s Theme” — John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)

“La Novena” — Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)

“Love, A Beautiful Force” — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra)

WINNER: “Moon River” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Best Recording Package:

“Anónimas & Resilientes” — Luisa María Arango, Carlos Dussan, Manuel García-Orozco & Juliana Jaramillo-Buenaventura, art directors (Voces Del Bullerengue)

WINNER: “Chris Cornell” — Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura & Joe Spix, art directors (Chris Cornell)

“Hold That Tiger” — Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)

“i,i” — Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, art directors (Bon Iver)

“Intellexual” — Irwan Awalludin, art director (Intellexual)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

“Anima” — Stanley Donwood & Tchocky, art directors (Thom Yorke)

“Gold In Brass Age” — Amanda Chiu, Mark Farrow & David Gray, art directors (David Gray)

“1963: New Directions” — Josh Cheuse, art director (John Coltrane)\

“The Radio Recordings 1939–1945” — Marek Polewski, art director (Wilhelm

“Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker)

WINNER: “Woodstock: Back To The Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive — Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals:

WINNER: “All Night Long” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)

“Jolene” — Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek)

“Marry Me A Little” — Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aimée)

“Over The Rainbow” — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood)

“12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine)” — Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding)

Best Album Notes:

“The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions” — Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer (Various Artists)

“The Gospel According To Malaco” — Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists)

“Pedal Steel + Four Corners” — Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band)

“Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection” — Jeff Place, album notes writer (Pete Seeger)

WINNER: “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” — Steve Greenberg, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album:

“The Girl From Chickasaw County” – The Complete Capitol Masters — Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry)

“The Great Comeback: Horowitz At Carnegie Hall” — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz)

“Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990” — Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Macgowan & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

WINNER: “Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection” — Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger)

“Woodstock: Back To The Garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive” — Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer, Brian Kehew, restoration engineer (Various Artists)

Best Orchestral Performance:

“Bruckner: Symphony No. 9” — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

“Copland: Billy The Kid; Grohg” — Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

WINNER: “Norman: Sustain” — Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

“Transatlantic” — Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

“Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21” — Mirga Gražinytė-tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)

Best Opera Recording:

“Benjamin: Lessons In Love & Violence” — George Benjamin, conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House)

“Berg: Wozzeck” — Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera)

“Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs De Versailles” — Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

WINNER: “Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox” — Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus)

“Wagner: Lohengrin” — Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier & Georg Zeppenfeld; Eckhard Glauche, producer (Festspielorchester Bayreuth; Festspielchor Bayreuth)

Best Choral Performance:

“Boyle: Voyages” — Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

WINNER: “Duruflé: Complete Choral Works” — Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir)

“The Hope Of Loving” — Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare)

“Sander: The Divine Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom” — Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers)

“Smith, K.: The Arc In The Sky” — Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:

“Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall To Earth” — Christopher Rountree & Wild Up

“Freedom & Faith” — Publiquartet

“Perpetulum” — Third Coast Percussion

“Rachmaninoff” – Hermitage Piano Trio — Hermitage Piano Trio

WINNER: “Shaw: Orange” — Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Instrumental Solo:

“The Berlin Recital” — Yuja Wang

WINNER: “Higdon: Harp Concerto” — Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)

“Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite” — Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)

“The Orchestral Organ” — Jan Kraybill

“Torke: Sky, Concerto For Violin” — Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:

“The Edge Of Silence” – Works For Voice By György Kurtág — Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)

“Himmelsmusik” — Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)

“Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 24, Kerner-lieder Op. 35” — Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist 

WINNER: “Songplay” — Joyce Didonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco)

“A Te, O Cara” — Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium:

“American Originals 1918” — John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer

“Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 ‘Heichalos’; Guitar Concerto; Starburst” — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

“Meltzer: Songs And Structures” — Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers

WINNER: “The Poetry Of Places” — Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers

“Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel D’hiver” — Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:

“Bermel: Migration Series For Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra” — Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)

“Higdon: Harp Concerto” — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)

WINNER: “Marsalis: Violin Concerto In D Major”— Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)

“Norman: Sustain” — Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)

“Shaw: Orange” — Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet)

“Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth” — Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)

Best Music Video

“We’ve Got To Try” — The Chemical Brothers, Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer

“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr., Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer

“Cellophane” — FKA twigs, Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer

WINNER: “Old Town Road (Official Movie)” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers

“Glad He’s Gone” — Tove Lo,  Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer

Best Music Film

WINNER: “HOMECOMING” — Beyoncé, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke, video directors; Dora Melissa Vargas, video producer

“Remember My Name” — David Crosby, A.J. Eaton, video director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farinola & Greg Mariotti, video producers

“Birth Of The Cool” — Miles Davis, Stanley Nelson, video director; Nicole London, video producer

“Shangri-la” — Various Artists, Morgan Neville, video director; Emma Baiada, video producer

“Anima” — Thom Yorke, Paul Thomas Anderson, video director; Paul Thomas Anderson, Erica Frauman & Sara Murphy, video producers 

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Kobe Bryant dead: Trump reacts, calling it ‘terrible news’

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President Trump on Sunday reacted to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash, calling it “terrible news.”

“Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!” the president tweeted.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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Kobe Bryant’s death resonates across the sports world

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Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest NBA players of all-time and a superstar who transcended sports, was killed in a fiery helicopter crash in California on Sunday and players from all over the sports world reacted to the tragic news.

Bryant, 41, was one of the most recognized athletes across the world. He was selected in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets out of Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania.

He subsequently was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac before the start of the 1996-97 season. It proved to be one of the most important trades in NBA history.

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Bryant would help lead the Lakers to five NBA championships and was a part of one of the best NBA dynasties alongside Shaquille O’Neal. Bryant and O’Neal won three straight NBA titles from 1999 to 2002. He then won two rings with Pau Gasol in 2009 and 2010.

“The Black Mamba” wrapped up his playing career in 2016. He played his final game against the Utah Jazz and finished with an epic performance – 60 points, four rebounds and four assists.

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He finished his career as an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA team, 12-time All-NBA Defensive Team selection, two time NBA Finals MVP and the 2008 NBA MVP.

As reports of his tragic death trickled in, stars from the sports world tweeted their condolences and how shocked they were learning it.

After his playing career was over, Bryant won an Oscar for Best Animated Short called “Dear Basketball.”

To his accolades, he won two Olympic gold medals.

According to multiple reports, Bryant was on a helicopter flying over Calabasas – a city of 23,000 people located about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The Federal Aviation Administration told Fox News the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed under “unknown circumstances.” FAA officials said local investigators informed them that five people were on board at the time.

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said all five onboard had died. They did not confirm the identities of the passengers at the late-morning news conference.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash At 41

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., along with four other people.

Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in the 2007-2008 season and is fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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“The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating,” the city of Calabasas wrote on Twitter.

Bryant was drafted into the NBA at age 17 and stayed with the Lakers for his whole career — joining what ESPN called “an exclusive club” of players to spend two decades with the same team.

Bryant retired in 2016.

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Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna Die In Helicopter Crash

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and others, the city’s mayor confirmed to NPR.

Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in the 2007-2008 season and is fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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“The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating,” the city of Calabasas wrote on Twitter.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters there were nine people killed in the crash, including one pilot and eight passengers.

“For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said following the news. “… But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna.”

“There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through now,” Bryant’s longtime Lakers teammate Shaquille O’Neal wrote on Twitter.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played on the Lakers for 14 seasons in the 1970s and 1980s and is one of just three people to have scored more points than Bryant said, “I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.”

Abdul-Jabbar called Bryant “an incredible family man,” who “inspired a whole generation of young athletes.”

A native of Philadelphia, Bryant was drafted into the NBA from high school at age 17 and stayed with the Lakers for his whole career — joining what ESPN called “an exclusive club” of players to spend two decades with the same team.

He won consecutive NBA titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002 — and then again in 2009 and 2010.

Injuries held him back in the final years of his career, with a tear of his Achilles tendon at the end of the 2013 season, followed by a knee injury and rotator cuff surgery. When he announced his retirement in November 2015, “it wasn’t a shock,” as NPR characterized it. To mark the occasion, Bryant wrote a poem, which begins:

“Dear Basketball,

From the moment

I started rolling my dad’s tube socks

And shooting imaginary

Game-winning shots

In the Great Western Forum

I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —

From my mind & body

To my spirit & soul.”

Bryant faced controversy in 2003, when a 19-year-old woman accused Bryant of raping her. He was charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment. The accuser faced intense scrutiny from the media and a campaign from Bryant’s defense team to discredit her. The criminal case ended in 2004 after she decided to not participate in the trial.

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Bryant and the accuser settled a civil lawsuit out of court in 2005 with no admission of guilt. He released a statement saying he believed the encounter was consensual, “but I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did.”

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Bryant retired in 2016. He was married to Vanessa Bryant, and the two were parents to four daughters.

NPR’s Bobby Allyn contributed reporting.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Dies At 41 In Helicopter Crash

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., along with four other people.

Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in the 2007-2008 season and is fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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“The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating,” the city of Calabasas wrote on Twitter.

Bryant was drafted into the NBA at age 17 and stayed with the Lakers for his whole career — joining what ESPN called “an exclusive club” of players to spend two decades with the same team.

He won consecutive NBA titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002, then again in 2009 and 2010.

Injuries held him back in the final years of his career, with tears of his Achilles tendon at the end of the 2013 season, followed by a knee injury and a rotator cuff surgery. When he announced his retirement in November 2015, “it wasn’t a shock,” as NPR characterized it. Bryant wrote a poem to mark the occasion, which begins:

“Dear Basketball,

From the moment

I started rolling my dad’s tube socks

And shooting imaginary

Game-winning shots

In the Great Western Forum

I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —

From my mind & body

To my spirit & soul.”

A 19-year-old woman accused Bryant of raping her in 2003 and he was charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment. The accuser faced intense scrutiny from the media and a campaign from Bryant’s defense team to discredit her. The criminal case ended in 2004 after she decided to not participate in the trial.

Bryant and the accuser settled a civil lawsuit out of court in 2005 with no admission of guilt. He released a statement saying he believed the encounter was consensual, “but I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did.”

Bryant retired in 2016. He was married to Vanessa Bryant, and the two were parents to four daughters.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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Trump’s Mideast Plan Is Seen Mainly as an Election Lift for Netanyahu

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LONDON — Less than a month after being sworn in, President Trump welcomed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to the White House with a bold promise: He would broker a peace accord between the Israelis and the Palestinians — the diplomatic unicorn that had eluded half a dozen of his predecessors.

“I think we’re going to make a deal,” he said in 2017. “It might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand.”

“As with any successful negotiation,” Mr. Trump continued, “both sides will have to make compromises. You know that, right?” he added, turning to his guest.

Mr. Netanyahu grinned. “Both sides,” he replied.

The Israeli leader will return to the White House for meetings Monday and Tuesday, and Mr. Trump is expected at last to lay out the details of that long-awaited plan. Mr. Netanyahu said Sunday he hoped to “make history” on the visit.

But far from a bold effort to bring old enemies together — one that demands painful concessions from both sides — Middle East experts now expect the plan to be mainly a booster shot for Mr. Netanyahu’s desperate campaign to stay in power.

Benny Gantz, again Mr. Netanyahu’s rival in Israel’s third election in less than a year, will have his own separate meeting with Mr. Trump on Monday. He had at first resisted the invitation, fearing a political trap in which Mr. Netanyahu would get to play the statesman while Mr. Gantz would look puny by comparison. But analysts said he could not afford to snub the president, given Mr. Trump’s enduring popularity in Israel.

The Palestinians, who stopped talking to Mr. Trump after he ordered the United States Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in December 2017, will not be at the White House to be briefed on the plan. They have vowed to reject it.

“For him to do this in the middle of an Israeli election, without any Palestinian participation and with no intention to follow up with any of the participants, shows this is not a peace plan at all,” said Martin S. Indyk, who served as special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations under President Barack Obama.

“It is a farce from start to finish,” he said.

Mr. Indyk’s verdict is harsh but not uncommon among diplomats who have worked on past peace efforts. Like other veterans of those fruitless negotiations, in both Democratic and Republican administrations, Mr. Indyk watched the early days of Mr. Trump’s diplomacy with fascination and even muted hope — that this most undiplomatic of presidents might achieve a breakthrough where they had failed.

That triumph of hope over experience was shared by some in the region. Palestinians and Israelis took to calling it Mr. Trump’s “deal of the century,” outdoing his own description of it as the “ultimate deal.”

The president brought a deal maker’s swagger and a property developer’s instincts to a problem that, after all, involves disputed territory. His close ties to Mr. Netanyahu — something Mr. Obama lacked — raised hopes that he might be able to extract real concessions from Israel. In a sign of the importance Mr. Trump attached to the effort, he put his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in charge of it.

Mr. Kushner led a team that included Jason D. Greenblatt, the Trump Organization’s former chief lawyer, and David M. Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer with ties to the Jewish settler movement who became Mr. Trump’s ambassador to Israel. He would emerge as the most influential adviser to Mr. Trump on Israel.

For months, Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt traveled around the Middle East, meeting with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and other nations. Their strategy, known as “outside-in,” was designed to build a coalition of Arab support for a peace plan. The Arab leaders, the White House hoped, would pressure the Palestinian Authority to accept whatever Mr. Trump offered.

Mr. Kushner devoted particular attention to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, with whom he had cultivated a friendship of like-minded scions. Prince Mohammed expressed a willingness to establish relations with Israel and said the Israelis “have the right to have their own land.”

At home, Mr. Trump’s pro-Israel supporters were growing restive. They worried that he might put too much pressure on Mr. Netanyahu. Mr. Trump told him that a rapid expansion of settlements was not conducive to an agreement. After meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, in May 2017, Mr. Trump said that it was an “honor” — a post that later vanished from his Twitter feed.

Any such worries, however, were laid to rest seven months later when Mr. Trump announced he would move the embassy, formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move delighted evangelicals, as well as pro-Israel donors like Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate.

But it drove away the Palestinians, who cut off contact with the White House, and doomed the White House’s efforts to build Arab support for its plan. King Salman of Saudi Arabia was among those who condemned the decision, declaring, “East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories.”

Mr. Trump reacted harshly to the Palestinian rejection. He punished them by cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority, as well as funding for the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees.

The State Department shut down the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington. It downgraded the American consulate in Jerusalem, which had been a key channel to the Palestinians, by merging it with the embassy under Mr. Friedman, who later said Israel had the right to annex parts of the West Bank.

Even as the rift with the Palestinians widened, Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt labored on their plan. Working under a veil of secrecy, they compiled a multipage document, with annexes, that officials said would propose solutions to all the key disputes: borders, security, refugees and the status of Jerusalem.

While the plan never leaked — a rarity in the sievelike world of Middle East diplomacy — its general contours became known. It is not expected to call for a two-state solution or give East Jerusalem to the Palestinians. Nor will it offer Palestinian refugees a right of return or other compensation.

Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt, who has since left the administration, predicted in March 2018 that the Israelis and the Palestinians would each find things in the plan to embrace and oppose. But it was already clear that it would be tilted heavily in Israel’s favor — or more precisely, in the favor of their embattled ally, Mr. Netanyahu.

Facing indictment on multiple corruption charges in early 2019, the prime minister was fighting for his political life. With Mr. Netanyahu facing a closely fought election that April, Mr. Trump gave him an election-eve gift, announcing in March that the United States would reverse decades of policy and recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which was seized by Israeli troops in 1967.

With the release of his plan stymied by the instability in Israel, Mr. Kushner turned his attention to economics. In June, he announced the United States would raise more than $50 billion to improve the lives of the Palestinians and their Arab neighbors. His 38-page plan, titled “Peace to Prosperity,” had slick graphics and the promotional tone of a real estate prospectus.

Mr. Kushner followed up with a two-day workshop in Bahrain, which was boycotted by the Palestinians and shrugged off by other Arab leaders, for whom the peace project had faded into irrelevance.

Even after Mr. Trump’s shift on the Golan Heights, Mr. Netanyahu was unable to cobble together a majority to form a government. After a second election, in September, he found himself again short of a majority.

If Mr. Trump releases his plan this week, analysts said, it will be less about delivering the “deal of the century” than giving Mr. Netanyahu one last electoral lift.

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Los Angeles Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday. The former Los Angeles Laker, nicknamed “Black Mamba,” was 41.

His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was reportedly among the helicopter’s other four passengers, who were all confirmed dead. The identities of the other crash victims have not yet been confirmed.

In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a S-76 helicopter crashed “under unknown circumstances.” The FAA said it will investigate the crash, as will the National Transportation Safety Board.

Bryant, who was married to wife Vanessa for more than 18 years, was the father of four daughters. 

A spokesperson for Bryant did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

Bryant entered the league in 1996 right after he graduated from high school and played for the Lakers for 20 seasons. He was a five-time NBA champion, helping the Lakers win titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.

The 18-time NBA All-Star was named league MVP in 2008. He also won two Olympic gold medals for men’s basketball.

The basketball star, who retired from the Lakers in 2016, ranks at No. 4 on the NBA’s all-time points leaders, with 33,643 points. Bryant tweeted his congratulations to Laker LeBron James on Saturday, after James’ total points passed Bryant’s, putting James in the No. 3 spot. It was Bryant’s last tweet.

In 2018, Bryant became the first NBA player in history to win an Academy Award for his animated short “Dear Basketball.”

He faced backlash in 2003 after he was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado. He admitted to having a sexual encounter with the woman, but denied the accusation that it was rape. The young woman declined to testify in court, and the case was later dropped. They later settled a civil suit she filed in 2005. 

Bryant was remembered on Sunday as ”father, husband, creative genius, and ambassador for the game he loved,” by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Twitter, where fans and those who knew him expressed their sadness and paid tribute to him.

“Kobe will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles, and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes,” Garcetti said in a tweet.

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Friends, Fans Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant After Superstar’s Death

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As news of Kobe Bryant’s shock death spread on Sunday, tributes poured in for the former Los Angeles Laker.

Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, along with four others, according to multiple outlets. He was 41 years old and left behind his wife, Vanessa, and four daughters. 

“Damn. RIP Mamba. May your memory be a blessing,” Mark Cuban wrote on Twitter, where countless people expressed their horror and sadness over the basketball great’s sudden death.

“Shocked and saddened to hear about Kobe Bryant,” filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan tweeted, shortly after the news broke. “To us in Philly he was one of ours. His loss will be felt throughout the city.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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