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Folk icon Joan Baez can’t get past Paris nightclub doorman

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After giving a concert in Paris on Thursday night, American folk singer Joan Baez headed to a night club for some dancing — only to be told by a doorman that she wasn’t allowed in.

“Guess what? I was with a friend after my 8th Olympia concert in Paris. We wanted to go dancing at the posh Pachamama club in Bastille but were refused entrance because of my shoes,” the 77-year-old posted on Twitter with a picture of her feet.

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“For once I was wearing shoes!”

Baez, who was at the vanguard of the antiwar movement in the 1960s, remains popular in France, where she has performed regularly over the years.

Her residency this month at the storied Olympia music hall ends with sold-out concerts on Saturday and Sunday.

The South American-themed club, housed in a building designed by Gustave Eiffel, quickly issued an apology.

“The doorman was not expecting the arrival of this immense artist at around 12.30 am, since it had not been announced,” the Pachamama said.

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“We share the values of peace and love expressed by this musical icon, but at the same time we’re humans, with our share of the mistakes that characterise them.”

The Pachamama concluded by imploring Baez to visit on her next trip to Paris.

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George Soros pledges $1 billion to battle ‘would-be and actual dictators’

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US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by "would-be and actual dictators" and beset by climate change.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros said humanity was at a turning point and the coming years would determine the fate of rulers like President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping as well as the world itself.

"We live at a transformational moment in history. The survival of open societies is endangered and we face an even greater crisis: climate change," said the Hungarian-born billionaire.

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Indiana Republican senator agrees Trump did it — he just won’t vote to convict

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Republican Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana is the latest to admit that what President Donald Trump has done was wrong, but he still won't vote to kick the president out of office.

Speaking to Fox News congressional reporter Chad Pergram, Braun made his conclusions after the House spent a little over one day making their case. No witnesses have been called nor has evidence been subpoenaed from the White House. But Braun already agrees Trump is guilty of what the House is accusing him.

"Where I am coming from, is that, probably the discussion of all of this wasn't appropriate, it's obviously gotten the president into an entanglement," he said. "It is just not impeachable. And the sentences either you're gone. You don't get off. You know, for probation."

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Trump’s intel chief illegally missed deadline to turn in report on Khashoggi killing

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Acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire was required to turn over a report on the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi to four congressional committees, but that report never came, according to a report from BuzzFeed News.

Maguire's failure to turn over the report was a direct violation of a law passed last month "that included a provision ordering the Director of National Intelligence to send Congress an unclassified report identifying those responsible for Khashoggi’s death at a Saudi Arabian consulate in 2018," according to BuzzFeed News.

"Though the CIA has reportedly concluded that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s killing at the consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Saudi officials have denied his involvement — something President Donald Trump seemed willing to believe," writes BuzzFeed's Emma Loop. "The unclassified report, if Congress receives and releases it, could provide the administration’s first public acknowledgement of the crown prince’s role, or that of other Saudi officials, in Khashoggi’s brutal death."

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