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Manchester Votes to Make Ariana Grande an Honorary Citizen

07/12/2017 at 2:18 | AP News
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Earlier today, the city council in Manchester, England, voted to make pop star Ariana Grande an honorary citizen in the wake of a May terrorist bombing that killed 22 people at the end of her concert at Manchester Arena. In proposing the honor, city council leader Richard Leese praised Grande for bringing comfort to Manchester’s citizens and raising millions of dollars for an emergency fund through the One Love Manchester benefit concert she came back to headline in June. Grande did so, said Leese, despite being “a young American woman for whom it would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again.”