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In other news: Fox News and Sarah Palin in a flap over Common's White House appearance; Wills and Kate head to the Seychelles for royal honeymoon


Common in Los Angeles last year. (Dan Steinberg/ AP)

• Sarah Palin isn’t happy that Michelle Obama invited Common to participate in “An Evening of Poetry” Wednesday. “Oh lovely, White House,” she tweeted early Tuesday, refering to the Chicago performer’s lyrics; Fox News called him a “vile rapper.” Common seemed amused by the flap: “So apparently Sarah Palin and Fox News doesn’t like me,” he tweeted, then “LOL!” He’ll appear with Billy Collins, Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, and Jill Scott.

• After a week’s delay, the royal honeymoon in under way. A private jet carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Tuesday in the Seychelles, a group of tropical islands off the African Coast — yes, the same place William and Kate celebrated their renewed romance after a short breakup in 2007.

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