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This happened: Drake released an album, Bill Cosby cancelled a show, New York Times's David Carr died, Amanda Knox was engaged and Alabama gays were married
Rapper Drake performs during the Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour at Shoreline Amphitheatre oC Flanigan/FilmMagic

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​Before you got up for work, Drake released an album and Bill Cosby canceled a show. Celebrated media columnist David Carr had died.

Amanda Knox was engaged and Alabama gay couples got married after a Federal judge overruled a state ban.

Drake released a surprise LP

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The rapper's fans woke up to an unexpected surprise, a new 17-track album released on iTunes, announced with a simple link from a tweet. Before long the hashtag named after the album, #IfYoureReadingThisItsTooLate, was trending nationally and it was getting decent reviews.

READ MORE: Grammy-winning rapper Drake releases surprise album

Media columnist David Carr died

The hugely-respected journalist died after collapsing at the offices of the New York Times, where he was a columnist. It's the second loss of a media heavyweight in just two days, after CBS' newsman Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in Manhattan on Wednesday.

READ MORE: New York Times columnist David Carr dies after collapsing at office

Another Cosby show was canceled

The comedian canned another performance on his stand-up tour as two more accusers came forward. The two latest claimants say that Cosby drugged and sexually abused them when they were young models.

READ MORE:Bill Cosby shelves more shows as two more women voice abuse claims

Alabama gay couples were married

A Federal judge ordered an Alabama court to get on with handing out marriage licenses to long-suffering gay couples waiting to get married. County courts are still confused because the state's attorney general has demanded a same-sex marriage ban, despite a federal ruling saying it is now legal in the state.

READ MORE:Federal judge orders Alabama court to issue gay marriage licenses

Amanda Knox had said 'yes'

The woman labeled by the media as 'Foxy Knoxy' when she was accused of slaughtering her British roommate while they were both studying in Italy, is set to marry a rock musician that she met at school. Acquitted, then reconvicted of the murder in absentia, she is now living in Seattle and works as a journalist.

READ MORE:Amanda Knox engaged to rock musician

 
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