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Bill O'Reilly's next book "Killing Reagan" is due out on Sept. 22 (Image from Bill O'Reilly)

Bill O’Reilly pens his next book: ‘Killing Reagan’

- The Washington Times

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, relentless author of such best-sellers as “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Jesus,” is back into this disquieting but popular theme. “There are four books in the ‘killing series’ — Lincoln, Kennedy, Patton, Jesus. Right now 12 million copies of those books are in print,” Mr. O’Reilly told his vast audience Wednesday night. “The next book will be out September 22, and the title is ‘Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency.”

Michael Franti performs at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Thursday, June 4. Franti has been playing music across the globe for three decades. (Associated Press)

Michael Franti: Hip hop ambassador

Michael Franti is a poet, a political activist and a passionate musician who blends a myriad of styles into a unique stew of rock, pop, hip-hop and folk served with a healthy dose of positivity. His songs are call-to-arms anthems disguised as danceable hippie jams.

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