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Snoop Dogg stands over ‘Trump’
(AP) — An album cover image posted to Snoop Dogg’s Instagram account showing the rapper looking down on what appears to be the dead body of President Donald Trump has been removed from the platform.
The cover of the “Make America Crip Again” EP shows the rapper looking on as a body covered with a U.S. flag lies on a gurney with a toe tag reading “TRUMP.” The image is a play on the cover for Ice Cube’s 1991 album “Death Certificate.”
The photo was shared by Snoop Dogg Tuesday and later removed.
Settlement pending in Ventura case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle are apparently working toward a settlement in Ventura’s years-long defamation case.
A court docket entry on Thursday said that an upcoming conference and a deadline for written statements are cancelled “based on the pending settlement of this matter.”
Ventura sued Kyle in 2012 after Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL, published his autobiography in which he wrote that he punched a man (later ID’d as Ventura) for making derogatory remarks about SEALs, then-President George W. Bush and the Iraq war.