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Teen pop star’s single ‘Royals’ banned in San Francisco as World Series looms

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Pop singer Lorde has become an unwitting part of the buildup for this year’s World Series, with radio stations in San Francisco and Kansas City jousting over her hit “Royals.”

According to Rolling Stone, two San Francisco stations KOIT-FM and KFOG announced, they will stop playing the song, since the 17-year-old New Zealand native has admitted to being inspired to write the song by Kansas City Royals great George Brett.

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“I had this image of this dude just signing baseballs,” she explained. “His shirt said ‘Royals,’ it was just that word.”

Deadspin reported that the picture in question was a 1976 National Geographic photo of Brett signing autographs. The chance connection led to Brett meeting Lorde, and the team adopting her song as a sort of unofficial theme.

In response, KOIT’s sister station in Kansas City said it would play “Royals” at the top of the hour every hour.

“I respect the work of Mr. Brian Figula, 96.5 KOIT program director, and his team of broadcast professionals, but we won’t let their anti-Royals spirit ruin this moment,” KZPT general manager Tony Lorino said in a statement. “A few angry San Franciscans who don’t have a song called ‘Giants’ won’t rain on our parade.”

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The series begins on Tuesday. No bet has been announced between San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, but two Democratic lawmakers, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) did place a wager; McClatchy reported that Pelosi has put “a basket of San Francisco’s finest chocolates” up against a “President’s Tray” barbeque order from Gates Bar B.Q.


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Marco Rubio says it was a ‘bad look’ for Trump to pick Doral for G7 — after several days of defending the decision

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On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) admitted that it was a "bad look" for President Donald Trump to call for hosting the next annual G7 summit at the Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami, Florida:

“Obviously you know, given everything that's going on, it was a bad look,” Rubio said of G7 at Doral, though he doubts Trump wanted to make money. “As a Floridian I thought it was great that they were going to come down, especially in June when we don't have as many visitors."

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) October 22, 2019

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‘You lost’: Internet mocks Trump for cheering on ‘great vote’ — that Republicans lost

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee accidentally mistook a satirical article with a fake transcript of President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. While Schiff apologized for the error, Trump has called for his immediate impeachment.

Impeachment is outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the section of the founding document gives examples of what they meant by "high crimes and misdemeanors." It does not cite accidentally reading the wrong transcript aloud. Members of Congress cannot be impeached and censure is a toothless resolution that is meaningless.

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Facebook reveals how Russia is already trying to manipulate the 2020 presidential election

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On Monday, in a series of announcements by Facebook, the company revealed it had shut down four new foreign interference operations originating from Russia and Iran. According to their announcement, one appears to be linked to the Russian troll agency, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), and was targeting the U.S. 2020 presidential election.

The company removed 50 Instagram accounts and one account on Facebook that originated in Russia and focused primarily on the United States.

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