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  • Chance the Rapper is headlining Spotify/Live Nation’s next “RapCaviar Live” show at Coney Island Boardwalk next month (also playing is Tierra Whack, who is great).
  • Barack and Michelle Obama offered a beautiful statement on Aretha Franklin's death: "America has no royalty. But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring," they said. "For more than six decades since, every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine."
  • On the exact other end of the spectrum, Trump described her during a cabinet meeting as someone who "worked for me on numerous occasions."
  • You can finally tell your computer to ENHANCE.
  • Check out the first trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, his first movie since Gravity.
  • A new coalition is trying to limit the number of new bar licenses given out in NYC because they feel the city has become overrun with them.
  • Cautionary tale: a woman's contact lens was found 28 years after it got lost in her eye.
  • The “crappiest” place in Queens is Middle Village, due to aging sewer lines the city hasn’t fixed in years.
  • Former CIA director John Brennan hit back at Trump for revoking his security clearance, calling the president’s claims of “no collusion” with Russia to influence the 2016 election “hogwash” and arguing that the commander in chief was trying to silence anyone who would dare challenge him.
  • Tuition will now be free for all NYU medical students.
  • Park Slope dads debate the etiquette and ethics of going to an out-of-town Pearl Jam concert while one of their wives are pregnant.
  • A 61-year-old Scarsdale man was hospitalized in serious condition after he was bitten by a shark while standing in the water just 30 yards off shore of a Cape Cod beach.
  • And finally, this brave dog defends his people against a vicious watermelon:

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