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Texas teen who won't cut dreadlocks gets $20K for college

MONT BELVIEU, Texas—A black Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school's dress code is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as $20,000 for college.

DeAndre Arnold, 18, appeared on an episode of “The Ellen Show” that aired Wednesday where host Ellen DeGeneres and singer Alicia Keys presented him with a cheque to go toward his college tuition.

Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump 'Africa loves you'

JOHANNESBURG — A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that “Africa loves you” during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.

A video of Patrice Motsepe's remarks to Trump went viral on social media and sparked outrage from people who disagreed with Motsepe and lambasted him for speaking on Africans' behalf.

Holiday sales rose by 4.1% in late 2019

NEW YORK—The nation's largest retail trade group says holiday sales increased 4.1%, near the top end of its forecast.

The National Retail Federation had expected a range of 3.8% to 4.2% for the November and December period.

The results offer a dose of optimism for the retail industry after several large stores delivered disappointing holiday sales.