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*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Grant Hart, the co-founder, drummer and singer for the seminal indie band Hüsker Dü, has died at age 56, Variety reported Thursday. He had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Hart formed the Minneapolis band with fellow singer-songwriter Bob Mould and bassist Greg Norton in 1979, becoming pioneers of the American independent-rock movement of the 1980s. ***Frank Vincent, whose tough-guy looks brought him steady work as a character actor in film and television for four decades, including mobster roles on “The Sopranos” and in “Goodfellas,” died on Wednesday in New Jersey. ***Cal Worthington — the legendary car dealer who became famous for his “Go see Cal” TV commercials has gone on to that great used car lot in the sky. Worthington — who had dealerships in Long Beach, CA, Anchorage, Alaska, Phoenix, Houston, Sacramento and other cities — died Sunday at his ranch in California.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Joe Biden: In over 45 years of working in global affairs, I’ve observed a simple truth: America’s ability to lead the world depends not just on the example of our power, but on the power of our example. American democracy is rooted in the belief that every man, woman and child has equal rights to freedom and dignity. While the United States is far from perfect, we have never given up the struggle to grow closer to the ideals in our founding documents. The constant American endeavor to live by our values is a great strength that has drawn generations of strivers and dreamers to the United States, enriching our population. Around the world, other nations follow our lead because they know that America does not simply protect its own interests, but tries to advance the aspirations of all. This has stood as the foundation of American foreign policy throughout my political career — until recently.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan: And so, the pivot. I thought it would come sooner, on the heels of the inaugural address in which President Trump deliberately declared his distance from the Republicans of George W. Bush’s era and the Democrats of Barack Obama’s: “Washington flourished—but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered—but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.” That was the famous “American carnage” speech, and it was Mr. Trump saying he was something new, a beginner of things, a party of one. He didn’t follow through. Because the pivot has come late, after almost eight months of fumbles and blunders that hardened sides, the outlook for any new and sustained legislative progress seems doubtful at best. But yes, what we saw this week was Mr. Trump’s pivot toward the Democrats.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Selena Gomez revealed today that she had a kidney transplant this summer, and that her best friend was the donor. Gomez made the announcement via a post on her Instagram account, which, with 126 million followers, is the most followed account in the world. In the post, she thanked her friend, the actress Francia Raisa, who donated an organ, and encouraged her fans to find out more about lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body parts — including the kidneys. ***Lawyers for Anthony D. Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose lewd text exchanges with a teenage girl led to his prosecution and embroiled him in an F.B.I. investigation of Hillary Clintonbefore the presidential election, asked a judge on Wednesdaynight to spare him a prison sentence. In asking that Mr. Weiner receive probation, his lawyers described his behavior as “inexcusable,” but cited his “remarkable progress” over the past year. Mr. Weiner, 53, writing separately to the judge, cited his “profound” regret for endangering the well-being of the girl, whom he understood to be 15. He added, “My continued acting out over years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage.” And, he said, his young son “will forever have to answer questions about the public and private failings of his father.” ***Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who is awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, was sent to jail on Wednesday after a federal judge revoked his bail because he had offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair. Mr. Shkreli, who was free on $5 million bail while he awaited sentencing, had made two Facebook posts offering cash to anyone who could “grab a hair” from Mrs. Clinton during her book tour. ***Five people have been charged in Tennessee with conspiring to defraud the My People Fund ofDolly Parton’s Dollywood Foundation, set up to help people affected by wildfires last year. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports a Sevier County grand jury charged Debra Kay Catlett; her son, Chad Alan Chambers; Rocco Boscalia; Annie Lyons; and Esther Pridemore. The charges include money laundering, criminal conspiracy, and felony theft. An arraignment date hasn’t been set. ***Heidi Klum and her younger art-dealer boyfriend Vito Schnabel are “on a break” after three years together, according to sources. “Heidi went out last week three times, never with Vito,” observed a Fashion Week insider. “They’re on a break.” ***Tom Cruise — who has sued two publications and a porn star for claiming he was gay — has corroboration that he is heterosexual: from beyond the grave. In the posthumous biography of Johnny Fratto, “Now That I’m Dead: Here’s the Real Dirt,” written by Mafia historian Matthew Randazzo V, the con artist, jewel thief and art forger reveals that he coached Cruise during the 1985 filming of “The Color of Money.” “Despite what rumors you’ve heard, I can vouch from firsthand experience that Tom Cruise is not a homosexual,” Fratto said.