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Megyn Kelly interviews Biden accuser

The former aide who has accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexual assault has been interviewed by Megyn Kelly, the one-time Fox News and NBC journalist who's accustomed to a harsh media glare.

Tara Reade had been expected to give a television interview since Biden went on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" last week to forcefully deny her accusations from 27 years ago.

In Kelly, Reade turned to a television star without a television network. Kelly released a brief clip of the interview Thursday on her social media accounts.

"I think people will find it very compelling," Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Kelly said she reached out to Reade recently because "the more I saw her, the more I felt for her."

Buju Banton: New single with Legend 'special'

It's been over a decade since reggae king Buju Banton and R&B star John Legend collaborated on a song, and the Grammy winners have reunited for a new track.

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Banton and Legend released the easygoing love song "Memories" on Friday. It is the first single from Banton's upcoming album "Upside Down," his first studio project since 2010's "Before the Dawn."

"This is another special one with my good friend John," Banton said in an interview with The Associated Press this week. "We hope the masses love it."

Legend and Banton first collaborated in 2009 on the song "Can't Be My Lover."

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"I was so excited to collaborate with Buju on another song. He's an icon, and this song is another classic," Legend said in a statement.

Mnuchin, Guns N' Roses frontman in Twitter spat


Axl Rose, the lead singer of U.S. rock band Guns N' Roses, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have engaged in an escalating social-media exchange that's gone viral.

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With no context to explain the insult, the singer initiated the back-and-forth by using a vulgar epithet to describe Mnuchin in a post on his verified Twitter account. Mnuchin, who has played a key role in assembling the U.S. economic response to the coronavirus, then commented by asking what Rose had done to help the U.S.

In his second tweet, Rose indicated criticism of officials with public responsibility advocating travel. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump said "we have to get our country open and we have to get it open soon."

Rose tweeted:

"My bad I didn't get we're hoping 2 emulate Liberia's economic model but on the real unlike this admin I'm not responsible for 70k+ deaths n' unlike u I don't hold a fed gov position of responsibility 2 the American people n' go on TV tellin them 2 travel the US during a pandemic."

Tensions between Rose and the administration pre-dated the exchange with Mnuchin. In 2018, the singer highlighted his band's opposition to playing of Guns N' Roses music at Trump rallies and events.

Today's birthdays: Comedian Mort Sahl is 93. Singer Eric Burdon (The Animals, War) is 79. Former MTV VJ Martha Quinn is 61. Actor Jeffrey Donovan (TV's "Fargo") is 52. Actor Austin O'Brien ("Last Action Hero") is 39. Rapper Ace Hood is 32. Actress Annabelle Attanasio ("Bull") is 27. Musician Howard Lawrence of Disclosure is 26.

— The Associated Press


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