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  Kanye West took to Twitter on Thursday to announce he will release two albums in June, including a collaboration with Kid Cudi.West said the first album will contain seven songs and be released June 1. One week later, on June 8, West plans to release an album with Cudi under the group name, "Kids See Ghost."Kim Kardashian later took to Twitter herself to hype up her husband's upcoming album."Kanye & Cudi album might actually be my favorite," she wrote.West and Cudi have been longtime collaborators. As Pitchfork points out, Cudi has worked on West's last five albums, beginning with 808s & Heartbreak in 2008. And Cudi's first two albums were released on West's G.O.O.D. Music labelWest has been busy lately. In addition to working on the two albums, he told the Hollywood Reporter that he's working on a philosophy book."I'm writing a philosophy book right now called Break the Simulation," West said. "And I've got this philosophy -- or let's say it's just a concept because sometimes philosophy sounds too heavy-handed. I've got a concept about photographs, and I'm on the fence about photographs -- about human beings being obsessed with photographs -- because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future. It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]."
  Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus.They include:-- Roman Catholic St. Rose of Lima in 1586-- French Emperor Napoleon III in 1808-- Sculptor Daniel Chester French in 1850-- German dictator Adolf Hitler in 1889-- Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd in 1893-- Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro in 1893-- Musician Lionel Hampton in 1908-- Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in 1920 (age 98)-- Actor Nina Foch in 1924-- Actor George Takei in 1937 (age 81)-- Actor Ryan O'Neal in 1941 (age 77)-- Steve Spurrier, football coach/1966 Heisman Trophy winner, in 1945 (age 73)-- Actor Jessica Lange in 1949 (age 69)-- Actor Veronica Cartwright in 1949 (age 69)-- Singer Luther Vandross in 1951-- Actor Clint Howard in 1959 (age 59)-- Actor Crispin Glover in 1964 (age 54)-- Actor Andy Serkis in 1964 (age 54)-- Actor Shemar Moore in 1970 (age 48)-- Actor Carmen Electra in 1972 (age 46)-- Rapper Killer Mike, born Michael Render, in 1975 (age 43)-- Actor Joey Lawrence in 1976 (age 42)-- Model Miranda Kerr in 1983 (age 35)
  Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018 with 255 to follow.The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Venus.Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include Roman Catholic St. Rose of Lima in 1586; French Emperor Napoleon III in 1808; sculptor Daniel Chester French in 1850; German dictator Adolf Hitler in 1889; silent film comedian Harold Lloyd in 1893; Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro in 1893; musician Lionel Hampton in 1908; former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in 1920 (age 98); actor Nina Foch in 1924; actor George Takei in 1937 (age 81); actor Ryan O'Neal in 1941 (age 77) ; Steve Spurrier, football coach/1966 Heisman Trophy winner, in 1945 (age 73); actor Jessica Lange in 1949 (age 69); actor Veronica Cartwright in 1949 (age 69); singer Luther Vandross in 1951; actor Clint Howard in 1959 (age 59); actor Crispin Glover in 1964 (age 54); actor Andy Serkis in 1964 (age 54); actor Shemar Moore in 1970 (age 48); actor Carmen Electra in 1972 (age 46); rapper Killer Mike, born Michael Render, in 1975 (age 43); actor Joey Lawrence in 1976 (age 42); model Miranda Kerr in 1983 (age 35).On this date in history:In 1871, the U.S. Congress passed the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations and use military force to suppress the Klan.In 1902, Marie Curie and Pierre Curie isolated radioactive radium salts from the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris.In 1961, Radio Havana announced that seven members of the group which attempted an overthrow of Fidel Castro's communist government in Cuba had been executed. It raised the number of executions over the previous three days to 24.In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts could order low-cost housing for minorities in a city's white suburbs to ease racial segregation.In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a $165 billion Social Security rescue plan to keep the retirement system solvent.In 1991, the United States announced plans to open an office in Hanoi to investigate unresolved cases of 2,278 U.S. military personnel listed as MIAs and POWs.In 1992, Madonna signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Time Warner to form an entertainment company that would make her the world's highest paid female pop star.In 1999, two teenage boys killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., before turning their guns on themselves.In 2008, Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 auto race, becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar event.In 2010, an explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and caused a massive oil spill. It became the largest U.S. marine oil spill in history, stretching over almost three months and releasing about 4.9 million barrels of crude.In 2011, Michel Martelly, an entertainer who performed under the name "Sweet Micky," was elected president of Haiti in a runoff with former first lady Mirlande Manigat.In 2012, a Pakistani Bhoja Air jetliner on a flight from Karachi crashed 5 miles from Islamabad, killing all 127 people aboard.In 2013, an earthquake in China's Sichuan province killed nearly 200 people and injured thousands.In 2014, Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who was imprisoned 19 years after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, died at his Toronto home at age 76. For more than a decade, Carter was executive director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.In 2017, a French national who showed support for the Islamic State launched an attack on Paris' Champs lyses, killing one police officer, and injuring two police officers and a German tourist. Police shot and killed the gunman.A thought for the day: "Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you." -- Ogden Nash
  On this date in history:In 1871, the U.S. Congress passed the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations and use military force to suppress the Klan.In 1902, Marie Curie and Pierre Curie isolated radioactive radium salts from the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris.In 1961, Radio Havana announced that seven members of the group which attempted an overthrow of Fidel Castro's communist government in Cuba had been executed. It raised the number of executions over the previous three days to 24.In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts could order low-cost housing for minorities in a city's white suburbs to ease racial segregation.In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a $165 billion Social Security rescue plan to keep the retirement system solvent.In 1991, the United States announced plans to open an office in Hanoi to investigate unresolved cases of 2,278 U.S. military personnel listed as MIAs and POWs.In 1992, Madonna signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Time Warner to form an entertainment company that would make her the world's highest paid female pop star.In 1999, two teenage boys killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., before turning their guns on themselves.In 2008, Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 auto race, becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar event.In 2010, an explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and caused a massive oil spill. It became the largest U.S. marine oil spill in history, stretching over almost three months and releasing about 4.9 million barrels of crude.In 2011, Michel Martelly, an entertainer who performed under the name "Sweet Micky," was elected president of Haiti in a runoff with former first lady Mirlande Manigat.In 2012, a Pakistani Bhoja Air jetliner on a flight from Karachi crashed 5 miles from Islamabad, killing all 127 people aboard.In 2013, an earthquake in China's Sichuan province killed nearly 200 people and injured thousands.In 2014, Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who was imprisoned 19 years after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, died at his Toronto home at age 76. For more than a decade, Carter was executive director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.In 2017, a French national who showed support for the Islamic State launched an attack on Paris' Champs lyses, killing one police officer, and injuring two police officers and a German tourist. Police shot and killed the gunman.
  An 83-year-old man was executed by lethal injection in Alabama on Thursday, becoming the oldest person to receive capital punishment in modern history.Walter Leroy Moody murdered federal appeals judge Robert S. Vance and seriously injured Vance's wife, Helen, with a homemade pipe bomb in Birmingham, Ala. in 1989. Day's later, Moody murdered Atlanta civil right attorney Robert E. Robinson with a similar bomb just days after murdering Vance.Moody was convicted of murdering Robinson in 1991 and was sentenced to life in prison by a Georgia court. For murdering Vance, an Alabama court sentenced Moody to death in 1996."Moody has spent the better part of three decades trying to avoid justice. Tonight, Mr. Moody's appeals finally came to a rightful end. Justice has been served," Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement.Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she allowed the execution to proceed "in accordance with the laws of this state and in the interest of ensuring justice for the victim and his family.""For our system of government to work properly, the judiciary must be able to operate without undue outside influence," Ivey said. "By targeting and murdering a respected jurist, Mr. Moody not only committed capital murder, he also sought to interrupt the flow of justice."Moody never admitted to the murders. But prosecutors believe his motive for killing Vance started when he was convicted of possessing a pipe bomb in 1972 and served three years in federal prison. After getting out, Moody attended law school and sought to have his conviction overturned so he could practice law. But a federal appeals court turned down his petition and Vance was one of the judges on the federal district court in Alabama at that time.However, Moody maintained his innocence to the end.In January, just before losing his last appeal, Moody wrote a letter to Vance's son, Robert S. Vance, Jr."Had my dad been murdered, I would want to know who had done it," Moody wrote.But after attending the federal and state trials, Vance told AL.com, "I came away without a doubt that they got the right guy."
  David Copperfield was forced to reveal a magic trick in court this week after a crowd member sued the magician for causing bodily harm.Gavin Cox, a 58-year-old tourist from Britain was visiting Las Vegas in 2013 and attended Copperfield's show at the MGM Grand.He was one of 13 audience members chosen to participate in Copperfield's "Lucky #13" trick, which involves making the participants disappear and having one reappear on the other side of the concert hall.But when Cox participated in the trick, he says he dislocated a shoulder and suffers from chronic pain and back injury, which has resulted in more than $400,000 in medical bills, according to NBC News.To figure out what happened, a Las Vegas district court judge ordered Copperfield to reveal how he does the Lucky #13 trick, despite his attorneys arguing that doing so would cost him millions of dollars.Copperfield revealed that once the 13 members, a curtain briefly covers them and they are each ushered into passageways built into the stage. They are then ushered through tunnels that go to the other side of the concert hall.When Cox participated in the trick, he was ushered through a tunnel and fell. He dislocated his shoulder and had to go to the hospital.Cox said the tunnel had debris and it was the fault of Copperfield and the MGM resort, whichis also a defendant in the lawsuit, for not making the area clear.Copperfield and the resort argued that the tunnel was clear."Mr Cox did not slip; he tripped," said MGM resort attorney Jerry Popovich, according to the BBC.Cox's lawyers argued that Copperfield's trick was an "accident waiting to happen," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.The trial continues next week.
  The King of Swaziland has given his country a new name: eSwatini.King Mswati III announced on Wednesday that his country will henceforth be referred to as the Kingdom of eSwatini, which means "land of the Swazis" in the Swazi language.Mswati said the name change is actually a switch to its original name before British colonization in 1906, The New York Times reported. Unlike other former British colonies, Swaziland kept its British name after achieving independence in 1968.Although the name is a throwback to the country's origins, Mswati said the change is also meant to prevent some confusion."Whenever we go abroad, people refer to us as Switzerland," he said, according to the BBC.But this isn't the first time Mswati referred to his country as eSwatini. Back in 2014, he addressed his country's parliament using the original name.Mswati announced the change on his 50th birthday.He has been king of the country since 1986 and is the last remaining absolute monarch in Africa.
  All-Star center Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 128-108 win against the Miami Heat Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla.The win gives the Sixers a 2-1 lead in the first round Eastern Conference playoff series. Embiid scored a team-high 23 points for the Sixers. He also hit 3-of-4 shots from 3-point range and had seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks.Embiid played the game in a protective mask due to his orbital bone fracture. It was his first playoff game."I am proud of what [Embiid] did on the court and the professionalism he showed," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "Not only was he injured, but he had to play in a playoff game on the road in a mask. It's not like there is a clear vision line out of the mask. It has a protective lens in there as well. For him to come back under those terms and produce, I am very proud of him."Goran Dragic led the Heat with 23 points and eight assists. Ben Simmons had 19 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in the victory."I love blowing teams out," Embiid said. "I like that we did that. We aren't here to make friends."One of Embiid's most entertaining plays occurred in the first minute of the fourth quarter. Heat forward Justise Winslow ran into the paint to defend the 7-foot Embiid. Embiid faked out one defender, but when he went up for the score, Winslow blocked him with both hands. Winslow fell to the floor and taunted Embiid after the defensive gem. The Heat forward then received the ball on the offensive end. He went up for a fadeaway shot, but was rejected by Embiid."It felt great," Embiid said. "When he blocked me, I didn't really see him. Good for him. At the other end, I'm glad I got him back and kinda shut him up a little bit because he was talking big time when he did block me.""You don't really want to talk trash to me. I'm glad I got him back."Winslow said that seeing Embiid in the game made it "different.""He's a focal point of their offense and he causes a lot of mismatches," Winslow said. "At the same time, Ben is still doing what he's doing. He's still causing problems, finding shooters, running transition. It's definitely a different look when you have an All-Star back in the lineup. It changes things, for sure."The Heat started out the game up 4-0, before the Sixers mounted a comeback behind Marco Belinelli and Robert Covington. Belinelli scored 11 points in the frame, while Covington netted seven points. Philadelphia and Miami would change the lead seven times in the opening quarter, before the Heat escaped with a 37-33 lead. Winslow scored 10 points in the first frame.The Sixers began the second quarter on a 12-1 run, but Miami punched back and maintained a 64-63 edge at halftime. Philadelphia escaped the third frame with a 96-94 lead, despite Dragic netting 11 points in the quarter.Philadelphia exploded in the fourth quarter, putting what was once a close game into blowout status. The Sixers shot 52 percent in the frame, while holding the Heat to 26 percent from the floor. Philadelphia outscored Miami 32-14 over the final 12 minutes.Game 4 of the series tips off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
  Berlin is set to hold a large-scale evacuation Friday to allow experts to defuse a 1,100-pound World War II explosive.Buildings within a 2,625-foot radius from the German construction site where the British bomb was found will be evacuated beginning 9 a.m. local time as a precaution.The evacuation area includes government ministries, a hospital and the city's central train station.Local bus and train routes will be disrupted during the operation, but the operator of Berlin's Tegel Airport said Friday's operations will proceed as scheduled."Good news: The originally coordinated Tegel flight plan for tomorrow can take place as planned," the airport said.The discovery of bombs from World War II are a common occurrence in Germany and police said there is no immediate danger for people in the area from the bomb.About 65,000 residents in Frankfurt were evacuated in September as experts successfully defused an unexploded bomb.
  Since figure skater Adam Rippon's show-stealing Olympic performance, his celebrity has only snowballed, with appearances on talk shows, YouTube specials, magazine covers and even the Oscars red carpet. On Thursday, he was named to Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2018.In a recent interview with UPI, Rippon talked about his favorite Olympic moments, the highlights of post-season life and how he dealt with a public political spat on the eve of competition.Olympic momentsRippon skated three clean programs at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, but the moments he spent with teammates are the memories he cherishes most, including the pageantry of the opening ceremonies."It was everything I wanted it to be,"' he said in a rinkside interview in Florida as he toured with the Stars on Ice show. "It was just as crazy and just as emotional as I thought."Rippon was among several skaters competing in the team event, including his close friend, Mirai Nagasu, who became the first U.S. woman to land a triple axel on Olympic ice. Rippon was watching from the sideline."My favorite moment to watch was watching Mirai skate so well right after I had skated a clean program myself," he said. "Four years ago, Mirai and I were sitting out and for her to skate like that and for us to get that medal together was so cool."Rippon and Nagasu didn't make the 2014 Olympic team. While their peers competed in Sochi, Russia, they spent a night on the roof with an In-N-Out comfort food fest. So 2018 was a story of redemption for both skaters, who finished in the top 10 of their divisions.Rippon also bonded with a Team USA member off the ice in Pyeongchang. Skier Gus Kensworthy and Rippon were the two first openly gay Olympians to compete for the United States."We've told each other that I'll teach him how to skate and he'll teach me how to ski because I've never been skiing before," Rippon said.Staying focusedKensworthy stayed a little further from the spotlight as Rippon was involved in a social media controversy with Vice President Mike Pence, who led the U.S. Olympic delegation, over gay rights.Rippon's key to staying focused on training during the drama was to keep his head down -- and ignore the Internet."I just went in every day and worked as hard as I could," he said. "When I started getting asked these questions about Mike Pence and whatever, yes, I was getting a lot of attention I wasn't necessarily expecting from Donald Trump Jr. and from Mike Pence himself."It can be a lot, but then I remembered that the only way I'm hearing about it is on my phone, so I put my phone in my bag, and I said you know what, I'll look at it in like two hours. I imagined the whole world was just in my phone and I put it down and what was around me was the only thing that mattered."Post-OlympicsRippon has had many gold medal moments after the closing ceremony, as well. His favorite so far took place on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when he got to meet Reese Witherspoon."She went backstage and she met my family. She didn't have to do that, she was late for a premiere, but she did that while I was taping and by the time I got back, she was gone. She didn't have to do any of that."Rippon is touring the United States with the Stars on Ice show through May. Next he'll appear in the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres April 30.

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