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At Aretha Franklin's Funeral, Gospel Was The Heart — And Backbone

Many of the performers and speakers, from Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson to Rev. William Barber and author Michael Eric Dyson, underscored the church legacy in the Queen of Soul's voice and civil rights work.

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In Germany, A Murder Sparks Anti-Immigrant Demonstrations

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At Aretha Franklin's Funeral, Gospel Was The Heart — And Backbone

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