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Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was behind the wheel in a fatal crash in Compton, California, on Thursday, according to his attorney.

Knight claimed he was attacked by two people and while driving away, he hit his friend with his car, killing him, his attorney, James Blatt, told ABC’s Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV. Another man was injured in the incident.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies haven’t named either of the men.

Knight planned to surrender to police, said Blatt.

ABC News called Blatt’s offices but he wasn’t immediately available for comment.

In August, Knight was injured in a shooting at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in Los Angeles.

Knight, who founded Death Row Records, was also shot at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Kanye West in 2005.

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NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — President Obama spoke Thursday night at the House Democrats’ annual retreat in Philadelphia, pointing out the progress being made under Democratic leadership.

“As much as we should appreciate the progress that’s been made…it shouldn’t be a cause for complacency,” Obama said, “cause we’ve got more work to do.” Instead, Obama called on Democrats to “stand up and go on offense and not be defensive about what we believe in.”

Asked about the possibility of Republican legislation attempting to undo reforms enacted on his watch, specifically the Affordable Care Act, Obama said, “I would happily veto it. If they try to unravel new rules that we put in place to make sure Wall Street recklessness doesn’t hurt American families again, I’ll be happy to veto it.”

“You and I together made some really tough choices,” Obama told the congressmen and women attending the retreat. “Sometimes politically unpopular choices. America has come back.”

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Pawel Gaul/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization on Thursday released a new report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, showing that the number of new cases identified in the last week had fallen below 100.

According to the WHO’s Ebola Situation Report, 99 new cases were detailed in the three countries most heavily affected by the outbreak — 65 in Sierra Leone, 30 in Guinea and four in Liberia. The total number of Ebola cases since the beginning of the outbreak is now at 22,092. At least 8,810 of those cases has resulted in death.

Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have been the site of the vast majority of Ebola cases, with 22,057 cases in those three nations. A small number of cases have been detected in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

The WHO says that the response to the Ebola situation “has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing the transmission to ending the epidemic.” Specifically, efforts are being shifted to ensure capacity for case finding and management, safe burials and community engagement.

Liberia and Sierra Leone each reported decreased incidents of new Ebola cases compared to last week, while the 30 cases in Guinea was up from 20 the week before.

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Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images(AMSTERDAM) — A Dutch TV camera kept rolling as an armed man who had apparently stormed a television station paced back and forth, with what looked like a silenced pistol in hand, before surrendering to police.

The video, posted online by the Dutch outlet NOS shortly after the incident, shows the young man in a suit speaking to someone off camera for several minutes before police can be heard entering the room and yelling at the man. He calmly drops his weapon and police take him into custody.

Police in the Netherlands later said that the gun was fake.

Earlier NOS had reported that its newsroom had been evacuated. The man had demanded airtime, the station said. No shots were reportedly fired.

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Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage(NEW YORK) — It’s a boy for Stanley Tucci!

The Hunger Games star and his wife, literary agent Felicity Blunt, welcomed a son on Jan. 25, his rep told ABC News.

Matteo Oliver Tucci, the couple’s first child together, was born in London. He joins half-siblings Camilla, 12, and twins Nicolo and Isabel, 14, Tucci’s children from his first marriage.

“I believe he is mine,” Tucci joked to People. “We are all thrilled to welcome him to this cold, cruel world.”

“We are all thrilled that he is here and healthy,” he added more seriously.

The couple announced last October that they were expecting a baby. And, baby Matteo already has a surefire playmate: Felicity Blunt’s sister, Emily Blunt, gave birth to her daughter with John Krasinski last February.

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tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street bounced back from consecutive days of losses to post solid gains on Thursday, while crude oil prices rebounded slightly one day after hitting a five-year low.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 225.48 to 17,416.85.

The Nasdaq finished the day at 4,683.41, up 45.42, while the S&P 500 rose 19.09 to 2,021.25.

During Thursday trading, the Wall Street Journal says, crude oil fell to $43.58 per barrel, the lowest point since March 2009. A rally saw the price of oil end the session at $44.53 per barrel.

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Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The Senate passed legislation on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline bill.

The legislation passed by a vote of 62-36 and will now be sent to the House of Representatives for final passage before being sent to President Obama’s desk. Obama has repeatedly threatened to veto the legislation, were it to make it to his desk.

On Thursday, the veto threat was repeated by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who said that Obama “will not sign it, will veto it.”

Congress has not yet shown that it has sufficient votes to override a presidential veto.

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MatthewBrosseau/iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Three American contractors were killed in a shooting incident at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday that may have involved an Afghan security officer at the airport, U.S. military officials said.

“We can confirm that there was a shooting incident at North Kabul International Airport complex 29 January at approximately 6:40 p.m. [local time],” according to the U.S. military in Afghanistan. “Three coalition contractors were killed as was an Afghan local national.”

The three contractors were Americans, a U.S. official said, noting that the shooter was wearing the uniform of an Afghan national policeman, but it was unclear if he was actually a member of the Afghan security forces or not.

The incident is under investigation, the official said, adding that it is also unclear if the Afghan listed as a fatality is someone other than the shooter who was shot dead by the security team at the airport.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Citing security concerns, the U.S. military in Afghanistan has now deemed as classified specific statistics about Afghanistan’s security forces that for years it routinely provided for public release to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says providing that kind of information could help the Taliban in planning attacks and creates security risks for the 10,600 U.S. troops serving as trainers in Afghanistan.

For six years, the SIGAR has produced regular reports that track the progress of the $65 billion the United States has spent to build Afghanistan’s infrastructure, development and security forces. Those reports have included information about the Afghan security forces such as troop numbers, attrition rates, salaries, training and equipment.

The latest quarterly report released on Thursday includes that information in a classified appendix available only to government officials with a high enough security clearance.

“I am deeply concerned with the implications of this sudden classification decision and have raised it with the appropriate officials,” said John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction.

Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, explained his decision to classify the information in a letter to Sopko.

He wrote that while he could not comment “upon the precise reason why certain information was considered unclassified in the past, I can advise that given the risks that continue to exist to our forces and those of Afghanistan, I have directed that sensitive operational information or related materials, that could be used by those who threaten the force, or Afghan forces, be classified at an appropriate level.”

He added, “With lives literally on the line, I am sure that you can join me in recognizing that we must be careful to avoid providing sensitive information to those that threaten our forces and Afghan forces, particularly information that can be used by such opposing forces to sharpen their attacks.”

The 10,600 American troops remain in Afghanistan as part of a two-year training mission known as Resolute Support. U.S. troops will remain on their bases to continue training Afghan security forces though a portion of them are Special Operations forces able to conduct counter terrorism missions when needed.

Campbell wrote that he fully supports SIGAR’s role, “However, I am compelled to also protect the lives of those individuals who could be put at risk by the release of sensitive information.”

According to SIGAR, Campbell’s command provided classified or restricted responses to 140 questions including some seeking definitions for the terms “unavailable” and “present for duty.”

Among other things it also sought the total amount of funding the U.S. has spent on food for the Afghan Army and on the salaries for Afghan National Police that came from a specially created fund.

Beginning in 2009, the Pentagon began providing twice a year reports mandated by Congress that tracked the overall security situation in Afghanistan as well as the progress of Afghan security forces. Those publicly available reports included similar information that had been provided publicly to SIGAR in the past.

However, the last of those reports was released in October with the pending end of the combat mission in Afghanistan in December.

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Ruskpp/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Thursday that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba.

“We’ve tried this current policy that we have prohibiting travel for about 50 years, and it hasn’t worked, so it’s time for something new,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., one of the sponsors of the bill, said. “It’s time to allow Americans to travel freely to Cuba.”

“It makes no sense to have this prohibition,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., another sponsor of the bill, said.

The legislation, titled “The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015,” is sponsored by four Republican and four Democratic senators. The Republican senators include: Flake, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Mike Enzi of Wyoming and John Boozman of Arkansas. They said they expected other farm-state senators to join them in lifting the travel ban. The Democratic sponsors are Leahy, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.

Even though the bill has Republican support, it’s an open question whether the legislation to lift the travel ban will be called for a vote in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been critical of the administration’s Cuba policy, saying he defers to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is an ardent critic of lifting the travel ban or the embargo.

Earlier this month, the White House eased restrictions on the U.S. travel ban by permitting travel to Cuba for 12 categories of people, including Americans with family in Cuba, employees on official business for the U.S. and foreign governments, along with journalists.

Congress will need to pass legislation lifting the travel ban in order for all Americans to travel to the country located just 90 miles from the United States.

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