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The funeral service for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is under way in Detroit today, two weeks after passing.

The latest: Former President Bill Clinton arrived in Detroit Friday morning to speak at her funeral. Across the pond, "Respect" played at Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard.

The details: Franklin is wearing "a long sequin gold gown and gold high-heels to match her gold casket" for Friday's service at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple, reports CNN.

  • Notable attendees include Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, pop star Ariana Grande, Rev. Jessie Jackson, and Hillary Clinton, among several others, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  • Other speakers include Rev. Al Sharpton and former Attorney General Eric Holder, with performances by Faith Hill, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, The Clark Sisters.
Photos:
The reamins of Aretha Franklin arrive for her funeral service at the Greater Grace Temple. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
New Bethel Baptist Church prepares to receive Franklin's remains. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Rev. Jesse Jackson greets fans of Aretha Franklin. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Edward Franklin, Aretha's son, speaking at her funeral. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
Former Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at Franklin's funeral. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
Singer Chaka Khan performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Former President Bill Clinton plays an Aretha Franklin song from his phone while he speaks at the funeral. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Fans of soul music icon Aretha Franklin watch the singer's funeral on a giant screen outside Greater Grace Temple. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
Singer Ron Isley performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Family members of Aretha Franklin embrace after sharing stories of the late singers life. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Episode 1: Trump’s refusal to believe the election results was premeditated. He had heard about the “red mirage” — the likelihood that early vote counts would tip more Republican than the final tallies — and he decided to exploit it.

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