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Beyonce’s dad reveals his battle with breast cancer

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Mathew Knowles, the father of pop diva Beyonce, has revealed his battle with breast cancer and urged other men to get tested for the disease.

The 67-year-old music executive discussed his illness in an interview on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, saying he was diagnosed earlier this summer after he and his wife noticed recurring dots of blood on his shirts and on their bedsheets.

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“Of all the things I could get, why would I get this?” he said, describing his initial reaction. “From a man’s perspective, I’m thinking, why me?”

Knowles said he underwent surgery the last week of July and was now “doing really good.”

“I’m hoping by me coming here today, speaking out, letting folks know that you can survive this but it has to be early detection, and I can’t overemphasize the word early,” he told “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan.

Knowles added that his battle with cancer has changed his outlook on life and that his type of cancer means he is also at high risk of getting melanoma as well as prostate and pancreatic cancer.

“This is genetics,” said Knowles, who managed Beyonce from the late 1990s until they amicably cut business ties in 2011.

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“It also means that my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk, even my grandkids have a higher risk. And they handled it like they should. They went and got the test,” he said.

Knowles said it was essential that men, especially black men, who are more at risk of getting breast cancer, be more aware and get tested.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 245,000 women and about 2,200 men are diagnosed with breast cancer.

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About 41,000 women and 460 men in the US die each year from breast cancer.

October is breast cancer awareness month.

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Here are 5 of the strongest moments from Adam Schiff’s opening statement of Trump’s impeachment trial

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House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, the leader of the impeachment managers, delivered a thorough and compelling opening statement on Wednesday to make the case in the Senate against President Donald Trump.

For more than two hours, Schiff recounted the facts that the inquiry in the House uncovered and argued that Trump abused his power in trying to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations of his domestic political enemies. He emphasized the significance of this effort and, in particular, the national security implications of Trump’s effort to withhold congressionally approve military aid to Ukraine. And he linked the Trump’s corrupt scheme with Ukraine to the president’s broader effort to benefit from foreign election interference, including Russia’s in 2016.

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Racist pilot blames ‘anger issues’ after getting busted for spreading pro-Trump graffiti at Florida airport

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According to Florida authorities, a pilot allegedly scrawled racist, pro-Trump graffiti in restroom stalls and parking elevators at the Tallahassee International Airport, NBC News reports.

James Ellis Dees, 53, has been charged with nine counts of criminal mischief for the graffiti that reportedly disparaged African Americans and Hispanics. Some of the vandalism included the phrase, "Send them ALL Back." Other slogans such as "MAGA" and "#TRUMP4EVER," were found in several locations around the airport.

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#AdamSchiffROCKS trends nationwide as House manager begins the prosecution of Donald Trump

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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee spent two hours and twenty minutes on his opening arguments in the prosecution of President Donald Trump.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), in his role as lead impeachment manager, laid out the case of why the House of Representatives concluded that Trump should be removed from office following his Senate impeachment trial.

Schiff, who has a reputation as a somewhat-boring former prosecutor, impressed people watching the hearings to the point where "Adam Schiff Rocks" trended nationwide on Twitter.

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