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Oscar Franklin Smith chooses last meal ahead of Thursday’s execution in Tennessee


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A Franklin masseuse is facing sexual assault charges on allegations of touching customers’ genitals


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Franklin Central wrestler Ayden Harper died Wednesday


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Women accuse Franklin County sheriff’s deputies of excessive use of force


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1 killed, 4 hurt in Franklin Park party bus shooting: reports


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Joe Biden ditches internet for weekly ‘fireside chat’ like Franklin Roosevelt


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Preacher Franklin Graham Claims Brett Kavanaugh Abuse Allegation Is Irrelevant

Preacher Franklin Graham Claims Brett Kavanaugh Abuse Allegation Is IrrelevantFranklin Graham, a son of the famed late preacher Billy Graham, has chimed in



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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economy

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economyPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Leadership in Turbulent Times" spoke to Yahoo News about FDR’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the “bank holiday” he declared almost immediately upon taking office in 1933, in the hope that doing so would stem the run on the banks and help stabilize the financial system.



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Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologises to Ariana Grande for 'over friendly' hug

Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologises to Ariana Grande for 'over friendly' hugThe bishop who officiated at Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologised to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. Bishop Charles Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Images of the moment showed Mr Ellis' hand holding Grande well above her waist, with his fingers pressing against one side of her chest. The preacher apologised in an interview with The Associated Press at the cemetery where Franklin was interred late Friday. "It would never be my intention to touch any woman's breast. … I don't know I guess I put my arm around her," Mr Ellis said. "Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, I apologise." He said he hugged all the performers during Friday's eight-hour service. "I hug all the female artists and the male artists," Mr Ellis said. "Everybody that was up, I shook their hands and hugged them. That's what we are all about in the church. We are all about love." He added: "The last thing I want to do is to be a distraction to this day. This is all about Aretha Franklin." Many people posted close-up images of the moment on Twitter, tagging it #RespectAriana. Aretha Franklin funeral: How pastor's bleak view of 'abortion after birth' in black America provoked fury Mr Ellis also apologised to Grande, her fans and the Hispanic community for making a joke about seeing her name on the programme and thinking it was a new item on the Taco Bell menu. "I personally and sincerely apologise to Ariana and to her fans and to the whole Hispanic community," he said. "When you're doing a program for nine hours you try to keep it lively, you try to insert some jokes here and there." Mr Ellis' touching of Grande overshadowed some criticism earlier in the ceremony the short dress Grande wore for her performance. Numerous people posted criticisms online that the dress was too short for church. Aretha Franklin: a life in pictures Grande's representative did not return an email message seeking comment on Friday. 



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Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologizes for 'groping' Grande

Aretha Franklin funeral bishop apologizes for 'groping' GrandeThe bishop who officiated the funeral of Aretha Franklin has apologized for appearing to grope singer Ariana Grande on stage, sparking widespread outrage. The 25-year-old pop star sang the Aretha Franklin classic “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” one of a series of tributes by musicians to America’s “Queen of Soul” at her marathon funeral attended by presidents, stars and music royalty. After her performance, she was congratulated by Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who wrapped his arm around her, his hand high above her waist and his fingers pressed against her chest.



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