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1 These Are The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just picked their newest members. The Hall revealed that the 2022 class will include Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon in the Performers category. In addition, inductees in special categories include Judas Priest, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, for Musical Excellence, Jimmy Iovine, Allen Grubman and Sylvia Robinson, for the Ahmet Ertegun Award and Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotton, in the Early Influence category. Of this year’s seven performer inductees, five are getting in on their first try: Parton, Richie, Simon, Duran Duran and Eminem. It was the second time on the ballot for both Benatar and Eurythmics, while Em is the only one to make it on his first year of eligibility. The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is set to take place November 5th at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

2 Russian Forces Deport Mariupol Citizens To Russia

Russian forces are reportedly deporting almost 40-thousand people to Russia (or what they’re calling the Donetsk People's Republic) from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. That's according to the mayor of Mariupol, who said his office is working on verifying what's happening. He added that residents of his city were being issued certificates of resettlement and must participate in "humiliating work." Meanwhile, a U.S. official says around two-thousand Russian troops remain in Mariupol. However, the official said some of the troops are now being moved north to create better "defensive positions." They added Russian military progress "remains slow and uneven" in the north of Ukraine. The Russians are reportedly making no progress in the south due to pushback from the Ukrainians.

3 Trump Jr. Met With Jan 6 Committee

Reports say Donald Trump, Junior has met with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6th attack on the Capitol. Trump Jr. reportedly did not assert his Fifth Amendment rights during the meeting which lasted a little more than three hours yesterday. The meeting, has been described as "cordial" and "uneventful." As you might recall, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have also both spoken with the committee. At last check, the panel has interviewed more than 800 witnesses. For his part, Trump Jr hasn’t commented on the encounter, though he’s been active on Twitter since.

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