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Fox removes Coulter column with McCain reference

by The Associated Press on April 12, 2013 10:40 AM

NEW YORK — The Fox Nation website has removed a column by conservative commentator Ann Coulter because it had a reference to killing the daughter of Sen. John McCain.

Fox said Thursday that the post was removed because of the reference.

It had been posted Wednesday. Coulter wrote about how MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested Republican senators wouldn’t support stronger gun control legislation until a member of their family was killed. She wrote: “Let’s start with Meghan McCain!”

McCain tweeted on Thursday that she “couldn’t imagine living a life that seems so void of love, compassion and perspective.”

Her mother, Cindy McCain, tweeted that “Ann Coulter needs to get a life!”

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LONDON — Angelina Jolie has brought her celebrity wattage to London to back a favorite cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts. She has joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in announcing $36 million in additional funding from G-8 foreign ministers for the subject.

Hague said the ministers who were meeting Thursday in London also made the “historic” declaration that rape and serious sexual violence in conflicts constitute war crimes and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. Jolie — a special envoy for the U.N. High Commission on Refugees — welcomed the “long-overdue stand” on sexual violence.

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NEW YORK — Bruno Mars isn’t the only singer in the family.

The Grammy winner’s four sisters will appear in a WEtv reality series documenting the recording process of their debut album, the cable network announced Wednesday.

The show will air this fall.

It will include eight hourlong episodes.

Tiara, Tahiti and Presley Hernandez are moving from Hawaii to Los Angeles to join their older sister Jamie.

The sisters perform as The Lylas.

Mars, 27, who was born Peter Hernandez, moved from Hawaii to live with Jamie in Los Angeles in 2002 after he graduated from high school.

He released his platinum-selling debut, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” in 2010 and last year released his sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox.” His No. 1 hits include “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade.”

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