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- Iraq welcomes Russian fighter jets, helicopter gunships into ISIL fight
- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
- GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds
- Paul Ryan offers to repair U.S. economic safety net with a single grant stream
- Kim Jong-un builds bond with Putin: $250M Russia-backed addition to key port opens
- Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death
- Detroit porch shooting trial: Suspect says he didn’t know gun was loaded
- U.S. Navy admiral ‘receptive’ to giving Chinese counterpart a tour of carrier
- Islamic State orders female genital mutilation for Mosul girls, U.N. says
Topic - David Simon
A crowded nightclub is the setting. Ragtime music echoes through the smoke-filled room.
David Simon, creator of the HBO television series "The Wire," is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" _ news that left him with what he described as "a vague sense of guilt."
Later Thursday, one of the show's producers, David Simon, issued a statement lamenting news coverage he said implied the "Treme" producers initiated the anti-demolition campaign.
If the city felt that could be done, Simon said, "the producers fully expected that we would be approached to contribute in both time and money to such a project."