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US Presidential Envoy Sent to Sweden for A$AP Rocky’s Trial

HELSINKI — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial in Sweden opened Tuesday, a month after a street fight that landed him in jail and became a topic of U.S.-Swedish diplomacy. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is accused ...
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Shakira Defends Her Song Against Plagiarism in Spanish Court

MADRID — Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives appeared in a Madrid court Wednesday to answer allegations by a Cuban-born singer and producer that they plagiarized his work in their award-winning hit "La Bicicleta." Shakira smiled as she entered the co...
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Rehnquist Once Proposed to O’Connor, Biographer Says

WASHINGTON — A biographer has discovered the future chief justice of the United States once proposed marriage to the woman who would become the first woman to serve on the court. "To be specific, Sandy, will you marry me this summer?" — William Rehnquist in...