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Secret Service interviewed rapper Eminem over Trump lyrics

Rapper Eminem
Rapper Eminem. Photo: Kevin Mazur / Contributor/Getty Images

Secret Service agents interviewed Eminem about lyrics "threatening" President Trump, according to documents newly obtained by BuzzFeed News.

The state of play: The lead track on an August 2018 album attracted social media buzz because of the lyrics, in which Trump critic Eminem claimed he was visited by the Secret Service: "'CauseAgent Orange just sent the Secret Service / To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin' him / Or ask if I’m linked to terrorists / I said, 'Only when it comes to ink and lyricists.'"

Man sets himself on fire in front of the White House

The White House
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A man reportedly set himself on fire in front of the White House on Friday afternoon, reports the Washington Post.

Details: It's still unclear if this was part of a protest, per the Washington Post. The man was riding a motorized wheelchair when he set his jacket on fire. He is presently in the custody of the Secret Service and is being treated for wounds, per NBC Washington. The North Lawn of the White House was cleared as well as Lafayette Square and the front sidewalk. Traffic is also blocked off in the surrounding area.